FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
51job, Inc. Announces Passing of Board Member Dr. Xiaoyue Chen
SHANGHAI, China, March 22, 2010 – 51job, Inc. (Nasdaq: JOBS) , a leading provider of integrated human
resource services in China, regretfully announced today that Board of Directors member Dr. Xiaoyue Chen has
passed away. Dr. Chen joined 51job’s Board of Directors as an independent director in 2007 and served as the
chairman of the nominating and corporate governance committee and a member of the audit committee.
“We are terribly saddened to learn of Dr. Chen’s passing,” said Rick Yan, President and Chief Executive Officer of
51job, Inc. “He was a valued member of our Board of Directors and his contribution will be deeply missed. On
behalf of 51job, I extend our condolences to Dr. Chen’s family and friends.”
Dr. Xiaoyue Chen was the Director of the Institute of Accountancy of Tsinghua University, a senior consultant of
Beijing National Accounting Institute and the Vice President of the China Appraisal Society. He also served as a
board member of China Shenhua Energy Co. Ltd., China Unicom Ltd. and Yunnan Baiyao Group Co. Ltd.
Dr. Chen held Bachelor, Master and Ph.D degrees in Engineering, all from Tsinghua University.
In accordance with applicable regulatory and exchange requirements, 51job anticipates adding a new independent
director to serve on the audit committee by the next annual shareholders’ meeting but no later than one year from
March 19, 2010.
51job, Inc. (Nasdaq: JOBS) is a leading provider of integrated human resource services in China with a strong focus
on recruitment related services. Through print advertisements in 51job Weekly and online recruitment services at
http://www.51job.com , 51job enables enterprises to attract, identify and recruit employees and connects millions of
job seekers with employment opportunities. 51job also provides a number o