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Zoom Shares Rise More than 200% Pre-Market Following Wednesday's Announced Acquisition of Beijing Baifen Tonglian Information & Technology

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Zoom Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: ZOOM) (the "Company") is a technology holding company focused on the mobile telecommunications and technology space. On November 21, 2013, the Company entered into a Letter of Intent (the "LOI") with Beijing Baifen Tonglian Information & Technology Co., Ltd. ("Baifen") to acquire, directly or indirectly, all the outstanding shares of Baifen. In connection with this transaction, Zoom will issue to Baifen's shareholders 12 million new shares of the Company's common stock representing approximately 80% of Zoom's ownership interest post-transaction. The transaction is subject to shareholders approvals by both parties and other closing conditions. The LOI also provides that during the exclusivity period, which will commence on January 6, 2014 and will end as of the earlier of (i)(x) May 31, 2014 or (y) the time all parties agree in writing that they no longer desire to pursue the proposed transaction or (ii) execution of a definitive agreement, if either party withdraws from the proposed transaction, such party may owe the other party a US$3 million dollar break-up fee, subject to certain conditions. There is no assurance that the proposed transaction will be consummated.

Baifen is one of China's leading providers of mobile advertising services. It is one of the leaders in one-stop enterprise mobile marketing platforms and services that include: applications, mobile name cards, QR codes, text and multimedia messages, and WeChat/Weibo platforms for corporate accounts. Baifen's sales network consists of both channel sales and direct sales. Baifen's channel network includes over 400 partners and Baifen's customer base includes certain Fortune 500 enterprises.

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