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Hailiang Education Elects New Independent Director

Montag, 17.10.2016 12:00 von PR Newswire

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HANGZHOU, China, Oct. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Hailiang Education Group Inc. (Nasdaq: HLG) ("Hailiang Education" or the "Company"), a provider of private K-12 educational services in China, today announced, effective immediately, the election of Mr. Xiaofeng Cheng as independent director and chairman of the Compensation Committee of the Company's board of directors (the "Board"). 

Mr. Cheng replaces Mr. Xiaohua Gu, as chairman of the Compensation Committee of the Board.  Mr. Gu will continue to serve in his role as chairman of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee of the Board.

Mr. Cheng currently serves as a partner at Jingtian & Gongcheng law firm in Beijing, a position he has held since July 2012. Previously, Mr. Cheng served in various positions at several international law firms including, King & Wood Mallesons LLP from May 2010 to June 2012, Allen & Overy LLP from September 2008 to May 2010, Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP from November 2007 to September 2008, and Hunton & Williams LLP from July 2005 to October 2007. In addition, Mr. Cheng has served as adjunct professor at Peking University Law School since September 2011. Mr. Cheng received his master's degree in Law from Columbia University in 2003, master's degree in Criminology from University of South Florida in 2002 and bachelor degrees in both Law and Economics from Peking University in 1999.

Mr. Ming Wang, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hailiang Education, said, "I am very pleased to welcome Mr. Cheng to our Board. Mr. Cheng has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions and working with the capital markets. As we continue to grow our business and strengthen our leadership position in China's private education market, we are confident his broad expertise and background will bring additional value to our Company."

About Hailiang Education

Founded in 1995, Hailiang Education operates three centrally managed schools in Zhuji city, Zhejiang province: Hailiang Foreign Language School, Zhuji Private High School and Tianma Experimental School. Hailiang Education Park, the Company's newest campus, was opened in September 2015 and represents Hailiang Education's commitment in delivering comprehensive and high-quality educational programs. Hailiang Education offers a variety of educational programs, including basic educational programs and international programs at the kindergarten, primary school, middle school, and high school levels, as well as preparatory courses designed for university-bound students studying for A-level courses in the United Kingdom and the SAT examination in the United States.

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Mr. Bo Lyu
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Ms. Emilie Wu
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Mr. Alan Wang
The Piacente Group
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