updated 2/2/2011 1:17:37 AM ET 2011-02-02T06:17:37

HONG KONG, Feb. 2, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hong Kong Broadband Network Ltd ("HKBN"), a wholly owned subsidiary of City Telecom (HK) Limited (HKSE:1137) (Nasdaq:CTEL), is pleased to announce our "A Gift of Communications" Initiative targeting to collect 5,000 sets of old mobile phones for the needy for redistribution via Caritas Hong Kong Computer Workshop. Working in partnership with Caritas Hong Kong Computer Workshop, the collected old mobile phones will be tested, refurbished and donated or sold to the needy at nominal cost. For the parts which are too old or cannot be repaired, they will be sorted and sold to recyclers and proceeds used to offset operating expenses of the workshop.

Mobile phones have vastly changed the way we communicate and become an indispensable part of daily life. In fact, Hong Kong has one of the highest penetrations of mobile services in the World. Despite this, there are underprivileged individuals who do not have a cell phone of their own, and your donation of old cell phones could greatly enhance the quality of life of them - Let's turn your old mobile into the Gift of Communications!

As the fastest growing broadband provider in Hong Kong, we will fully leverage our considerable group resources to support this appeal. From now until Mar 31, 2011, we have set up collection points at our 19 Fibre shop locations as listed in Appendix I, and will invite our customers to join this initiative via direct mail. For our overseas friends, please send your old cell phones to the Attention of Ms Annie Sin, Director - Administration, Hong Kong Broadband Network Limited, Level 39, Tower 1, Metro Plaza, No. 223 Hing Fong Road, Kwai Chung, N.T., Hong Kong.

For privacy reasons, please kindly erase any saved data before sending us the cell phones. Caritas Hong Kong Computer Workshop could also help to delete all data by formatting.

For the full Press Release, please download at: http://reg.hkbn.net/ctigroup_admin/files_upload/PR_MobileDonation_E.pdf

About City Telecom/Hong Kong Broadband Network Limited

Established in 1992, City Telecom (H.K.) Limited (HKSE:1137) (Nasdaq:CTEL) provides integrated telecommunications services in Hong Kong via its own self-built fibre network. City Telecom's wholly-owned subsidiary, Hong Kong Broadband Network Limited (HKBN), is the fastest growing broadband service provider in Hong Kong. HKBN offers a diversified portfolio of innovative products that service over 1,110,000 subscriptions for broadband, local telephony and IP-TV. The Company has built a solid market position with top-of-the-line applications and practices enabling it substantial growth. The company takes great pride in developing its over 3,000 Talent force into a competitive advantage. Additional information on City Telecom can be found at www.ctigroup.com.hk

About Caritas Hong Kong Computer Workshop

In 2001, Caritas received sponsorship from Social Welfare Department IEA Fund, to set up the Caritas Hong Kong Computer Workshop in order to provide computer training for low-educated youth receiving CSSA to prepare them for employment. Computer workshop has recycled over 500 thousand computer products and kept providing fee computer to Non-Government Organizations in order to protect the environment and help over 50 thousand families to obtain information and shorten the digital barriers. Computer workshop provides free computers and electronic devices for the needy after collecting and recycling computers and electronic devices regularly. Additional information on Caritas Hong Kong Computer Workshop can be found at http://www.ccw.org.hk/

CONTACT: Hong Kong Broadband Network Limited
         Corporate Communications
         Jessie Cheng
         Tel: +852 3145 4118
         Fax: +852 2199 8372
         Email: chengcm@ctihk.com
         
         Investor Engagement
         Peggy Chan
         Tel: +852 3145 6068
         Fax: +852 2199 8655
         Email: investor_engagement@ctihk.com
         
         Caritas Hong Kong Computer Workshop
         Workshop Manager
         Lau Lu Keung
         Tel: +852 2716 6875
         Fax: +852 2716 6951
         Email: info@ccw.org.hk

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