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Bona Film Group Announces Formation of Independent Committee to Consider "Going Private" Proposal

BEIJING, July 13, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bona Film Group Limited ("Bona" or the "Company") (NASDAQ:BONA), a leading film distributor and vertically integrated film company in China, today announced that its board of directors (the "Board") has formed an independent committee (the "Independent Committee") consisting of three independent directors, Dr. Daqing Dave Qi, Mr. Jie Lian and Mr. Zhong Jiang, to consider the previously announced non-binding "going private" proposal that the Board received on June 12, 2015. The Independent Committee has retained Barclays Bank PLC as its financial advisor, Shearman & Sterling LLP as its United States legal counsel and Maples & Calder as its Cayman Islands legal counsel to assist it in this process.

The Independent Committee is continuing its evaluation of the proposed "going private" transaction. There can be no assurance that any definitive offer will be made, that any agreement will be executed or that this or any other transaction will be approved or consummated. The Company does not undertake any obligation to provide any updates with respect to this or any other transaction, except as required under applicable law.

About Bona Film Group Limited

Bona Film Group Limited (Nasdaq:BONA) is a leading film distributor in China, with an integrated business model encompassing film distribution, film production, film exhibition and talent representation. Bona distributes films to Greater China, Korea, Southeast Asia, the United States and Europe, invests and produces movies in a variety of genres, owns and operates thirty movie theaters and manages a range of talented and popular Chinese artists.

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Forward Looking Statements

This news release may contain certain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "will," "expects," "anticipates," "future," "intends," "plans," "believes," "estimates" and similar statements. All statements other than statements of historical fact in this press release are forward-looking statements and involve certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on management's current expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections about the Company and the industry in which the Company operates, but involve a number of unknown risks and uncertainties. Further information regarding these and other risks is included in the Company's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company undertakes no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent occurring events or circumstances, or changes in its expectations, except as may be required by law. Although the Company believes that the expectations expressed in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, it cannot assure you that such expectations will turn out to be correct, and actual results may differ materially from the anticipated results. You are urged to consider these factors carefully in evaluating the forward-looking statements contained herein and are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which are qualified in their entirety by these cautionary statements.

CONTACT: In China: Peng Li Bona Film Group Limited Tel: +86-10-5631-0700-398 Email: ir@bonafilm.cn In the U.S.: The Piacente Group, Inc. Investor Relations Don Markley Tel: (212) 481-2050 Email: bona@tpg-ir.com

Source:Bona Film Group Limited