Global Sources wins Gold Award for investor relations and social responsibility in the 2012 Asset Corporate Awards

HONG KONG, Jan. 7, 2013 – Global Sources Ltd. (NASDAQ: GSOL) (http://www.globalsources.com) received the Gold corporate award for excellence in investor relations and social responsibility in The Asset's December 2012 issue. The company received The Asset's Gold award in 2011 and the Titanium corporate award in 2009 and 2010.

Global Sources' executive chairman, Merle A. Hinrich, said: "We are proud our investor relations activities have earned an award from The Asset for four consecutive years. This recognition confirms the value of our dedication to best practices in corporate governance and investor relations for our stakeholders."

Founded in 1999, The Asset (http://www.theasset.com) is a renowned English monthly financial magazine in Asia and Hong Kong. Into their second decade, The Asset's Triple A Awards are Asia's defining recognition for excellence in the industry. This reputation has been built upon the stringent methodology, combined with the rigorous approach, to the selection of the winners of the coveted Triple A. The awards are adjudicated by The Asset's Board of Editors who collectively have several decades' worth of evaluating industry awards in Asia.