ZST Digital Networks, Inc. Awarded Government Grant

Jan 04, 2010, 16:05 ET from ZST Digital Networks, Inc.

ZHENGZHOU, China, Jan. 4 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- ZST Digital Networks, Inc. ("ZST" or the "Company") (Nasdaq: ZSTN), a major developer, manufacturer and supplier of digital and optical network equipment to cable system operators in China, today announced that it has been designated a Key Enterprise by the Zhengzhou Municipal People's Government, primarily in recognition of the Company's successful recent listing on the NASDAQ Global Market. Under the terms of the official designation, ZST received a grant of RMB2.6 million (approximately US$0.4 million) from the Zhengzhou Municipal People's Government.

Mr. Bo Zhong, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ZST, commented, "It is a true honor to receive this designation, and to be one of the select few enterprises in Zhengzhou City to be awarded Key Enterprise status. We are especially grateful to the Zhengzhou Municipal People's Government for their generous grant, which will enhance our reputation and help to subsidize our advanced research and development efforts. We thank our city government for its recognition and support as we continue to focus on executing our strategy for growth within the rapidly expanding markets for digital and optical network equipment and GPS devices in China."

About ZST Digital Networks, Inc.

ZST Digital Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: ZSTN) is a China-based company, principally engaged in supplying digital and optical network equipment and providing installation services to cable system operators in China. The Company has developed a line of IPTV devices that are used to provide bundled cable television, Internet and telephone services to residential and commercial customers. The Company has assisted in the installation and construction of over 400 local cable networks in more than 90 municipal districts, counties, townships, and enterprises. For more information about ZST Digital Networks, Inc., please visit http://www.shenyangkeji.com .

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    For more information, please contact:

    Investor Relations:
     ZST Digital Networks, Inc.
     John Chen, Chief Financial Officer
     Email: jchen@shenyangkeji.com

    Investor Relations (US):
     Taylor Rafferty, LLC
     Mahmoud Siddig
     Tel:   +1-212-889-4350
     Email: zstdigital@taylor-rafferty.com
     Web:   http://www.taylor-rafferty.com

    Investor Relations (HK):
     Taylor Rafferty, LLC
     Lisa Zheng
     Tel:   +852-3196-3712
     Email: zstdigital@taylor-rafferty.com
     Web:   http://www.taylor-rafferty.com

    Investor Relations (US):
     BPC Financial Marketing
     John Baldissera
     Tel: +1-800-368-1217

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