CIBT Reports Grant of Stock Options

VANCOUVER, Jan. 8, 2012 /CNW/ - CIBT Education Group Inc. (NYSE AMEX: MBA and TSX: MBA) reports that it has granted stock options, pursuant to its stock option plan, to certain of its employees, consultants, officers and directors for the purchase of an aggregate of 3,120,000 common shares representing approximately 4% of the company's issued and outstanding share capital.  The options vest over five years and are exercisable for five years at a price of $0.24 per share.

About CIBT Education Group:

CIBT Education Group Inc. is an education management company focused on the global education market. Listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the NYSE Amex, CIBT Group owns and operates a network of business, technical and language colleges and has cooperative joint programmes in 18 countries. Its subsidiaries include Sprott-Shaw Community College (established in 1903), Sprott-Shaw Degree College, CIBT School of Business China, and King George International College. Through these subsidiaries, CIBT Group offers Western and Chinese accredited business and management degrees, and programmes in college preparation, automotive maintenance, information technology, hotel management and tourism, English language training, English teacher certification, and other career/vocational training. In addition to its wholly-owned subsidiaries, CIBT Group is the exclusive licensee for the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHL-EI) in China and the Philippines, and the WyoTech Automotive Institute for China. CIBT Group also owns Irix Design Group, a leading design and advertising company based in Vancouver, Canada.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Toby Chu 

Toby Chu
Vice-Chairman, President & CEO 

Neither the NYSE Amex nor the Toronto Stock Exchange accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this news release.

SOURCE CIBT Education Group Inc.

For further information:

Investor Relations Contact: N. America Toll Free: 1-888-865-0901 Email: info@cibt.net

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