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China Finance Online Obtains Approval from Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong to Become Substantial Shareholder of Hong Kong Securities Brokerage Firm
BEIJING, November 14/Xinhua-PRNewswire/ -- China Finance Online Co., Limited (Nasdaq: JRJC) (“CFO”), a leading Chinese online financial information, data, and analytics provider, today announced that on November 13th, 2007 it was approved by the Securities and Futures Commission (“SFC”) of Hong Kong to become the substantial shareholder of Daily Growth Investment Company Limited, a Hong Kong-based securities brokerage firm. The transaction is expected to be completed by the middle of December of 2007, after completing customary closing conditions.

About China Finance Online Co. Limited

China Finance Online Co. Limited is the market leader in providing online financial and listed company data, information and analytics in China. Through its websites, and, the company provides individual users with subscription-based service packages that integrate financial and listed company data, information and analytics from multiple sources with features and functions such as data and information search, retrieval, delivery, storage and analysis. These features and functions are delivered through proprietary software available by download, through internet or through mobile handsets. Through its subsidiary, Shenzhen Genius Information Technology Co. Ltd, the company provides financial information database and analytics to institutional customers including domestic securities and investment firms.

Safe Harbor Statements

This announcement contains forward-looking statements. These statements are made under the "safe harbor" provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.

Statements that are not historical facts, including statements about our beliefs and expectations concerning (i) the ability of the acquisition of Daily Growth Investment to strengthen our position in the industry, and provide opportunities to expand our subscriber base and develop database products; and (ii) our expectation about the Chinese government further opening up individual investors’ access to international stock markets, are forward-looking statements. These statements are based on current plans, estimates and projections, and therefore you should not place undue reliance on them. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties. We caution you that a number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in such forward-looking statements including failure of our products to gain further recognition in the marketplace, increased competition, our ability to consummate the acquisition transactions, the conditions to the completion of the acquisition transactions may not be satisfied according to the terms expected or the anticipated schedule, the possibility that the parties may be unable to achieve all of the benefits of the business combination within the expected timeframe or at all or to successfully integrate Daily Growth Investment operations into ours, customer loss and business disruption (including difficulties in maintaining relationships with employees, customers, partners or suppliers) may be greater than expected following the transactions and the inability to retain certain key employees at Daily Growth Investment. Other potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, China Finance Online's historical and possible future losses, limited operating history, uncertain regulatory landscape in the People's Republic of China, fluctuations in quarterly operating results, failure to successfully compete against new and existing competitors, and China Finance Online's reliance on relationships with Chinese stock exchanges and raw data providers. Further information regarding these and other risks is included in China Finance Online's annual report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2006, and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. China Finance Online does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement, except as required under applicable law.

For further information please contact:
Melissa Zhang
Investor Relations
China Finance Online Co. Limited
Tel: (+86-10) 5832-5288

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