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ChinaCast Education Received NASDAQ Notification Letter Regarding Delayed Form 10-Q Filing

May 17, 2012

SHANGHAI, May 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ — ChinaCast Education Corporation (the “Company”, NASDAQ: CAST), a post-secondary education and e-learning services provider in China, announced today it has received a notification from the staff of The NASDAQ Stock Market LLC (the “NASDAQ Staff”) that the NASDAQ Staff has determined that the Company’s failure to file when due its Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended March 31, 2012, as required by NASDAQ Listing Rule 5250(c), serves as an additional basis for delisting the Company’s securities from NASDAQ.

As disclosed in prior public filings, the NASDAQ Staff had made a determination on May 2, 2012, to delist the Company’s securities pursuant to discretionary authority under NASDAQ Listing Rule 5101 and in connection with the Company’s failure to file its Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011, as required by NASDAQ Listing Rule 5250(c). The Company has requested a hearing with the NASDAQ Hearings Panel to appeal this delisting determination, which is scheduled for June 28, 2012, as previously disclosed. The NASDAQ Staff has notified the Company that the NASDAQ Hearings Panel will consider the Company’s failure to file its Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended March 31, 2012 (in addition to other matters previously disclosed) in rendering a determination regarding the Company’s continued listing.

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SOURCE ChinaCast Education Corporation


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