CNIT Chairman & CEO to Purchase Up to $1 Million of Company's Ordinary Shares

SHENZHEN, China, November 10, 2016 -- China Information Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq:CNIT), a growing provider of cloud-app technologies for Internet-of-Things (IoT) platforms, digital advertising delivery and other internet-based information distribution systems throughout China, today announced that the company’s chairman and chief executive officer, Mr. Jianghuai Lin, has adopted a share purchase plan to purchase up to $1 million worth of the company’s ordinary shares (the “Repurchase Plan”).  The Repurchase Plan has been adopted in accordance with guidelines specified by Rule 10b5-1 and Rule 10b-18 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.

The share purchases by Mr. Lin will be executed through a broker during a twelve-month period subject to legal requirements, prevailing market conditions and other factors, said CNIT.  In accordance with the 10b5-1 rules, Mr. Lin will have no discretion over the purchase of shares under the Repurchase Plan.

“This share purchase decision is based purely on my belief in CNIT’s positive future,” said Mr. Lin. “As the company’s transition to a leading cloud-app technologies provider progresses, I believe CNIT will begin demonstrating the strong revenue growth and improving margins we have long planned for.”   

As of June 30, 2016, CNIT had approximately 40.2 million shares outstanding, 37.7% of which were held by Mr. Lin.

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China Information Technology, Inc.

Iris Yan

Tel: +86-755-8370-4767

Email: IR@chinacnit.com  

http://www.chinacnit.com  

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Rick Eisenberg

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