ANTA Sports Recognized as “Most Honored Company” in “2018 All Asia Executive Team” ranking by Institutional Investor
(Hong Kong, 26 June 2018) ANTA Sports Products Limited (“ANTA Sports” or “the Company”, stock code: 2020), a leading sportswear company in China, is pleased to announce that it has been recognized as the “Most Honored Company” for the second year in the row. With honors in the Consumer/Discretionary Sector of the All-Asia (ex-Japan) Executive Team Ranking published by Institutional Investor, ANTA Sports ranked in the overall top three of at least two of four categories (namely Best CEO, Best CFO, Best Investment Relations Professional and Best IR Program) as elected by a pool of participating investors.
This year, a record total of 3,538 buy-side individuals and 982 sell-side analysts participated in the 2018 All-Asia Executive Team Honored Companies survey, with buy-side respondents representing US$1.6 trillion in Asian equities, excluding Japan. The 2,368 companies nominated across 18 sectors this year were rated on ten core areas below:
• Accessibility of senior executives
• Well-informed IR team empowered to speak authoritatively on the company's behalf
• Provision of timely and appropriate financial disclosure
• Quality of meetings through road shows / reversed roadshows / conferences
• Quick and thorough responses to requests
• Ability to host highly constructive conference calls
• Quality of corporate documents and investor kit materials
• Commitment to corporate governance
• Delivery of insight and useful reports on ESG/SRI metrics
• Company website provision of thorough and easy-to-access investor information
Institutional Investor is an authoritative and well-respected financial magazine established over 50 years ago. Over 2,500 companies in 18 business sectors participated in the 2018 AllAsia (ex-Japan) Executive Team Ranking; the organizer collected opinions from over 3,900 financial professionals, and 2,100 companies were nominated.
Separately, ANTA Sports has been listed in the 2018 Forbes’ Global 2000 list of the World’s Largest Public Companies, ranking at 1,622 on the list.
Mr. Ding Shizhong, Chairman and CEO of ANTA Sports, commented, “We are grateful to Institutional Investor for the recognition of our hard work, and we would like to express our sincere gratitude to investors for their support of ANTA Sports. As always, the management is committed to enhancing our IR efforts and to delivering fair, open, prompt two-way communication with the investor community. Corporate governance has been and will continue to be a key focus of the board and my team.”
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About ANTA Sports
ANTA brand was established in 1991, while ANTA Sports Products Limited (Stock code: 2020.HK), a leading sportswear company in China, was listed on the Main Board of Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 2007. For many years, we have been principally engaging in the design, development, manufacturing and marketing of the ANTA sportswear series to provide the mass market with professional sporting products including footwear, apparel and accessories. In recent years, we have started moving full steam ahead on the strategy of “Single-Focus, Multi-Brand, and Omni-Channel” to deepen our footprint in the sportswear market in China. By embracing an all-round brand portfolio including ANTA, ANTA KIDS, FILA, FILA KIDS, DESCENTE, SPRANDI, KINGKOW, KOLON SPORT and NBA, and by seizing every opportunity arising in various important retail channels, we aim to unlock the potential of both the mass and high-end sportswear markets in China.
IR website: http://ir.anta.com
WeChat official account: antatiyu_20070710
YouTube Channel: ANTA Insight
For further information, please contact:
ANTA Sports Products Limited
Investor Relations Department
Tel: (852) 2116-1660
Fax: (852) 2116-1590
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Joe Pan / Samuel Xiao
Tel: (852) 3103 0110/ (852) 3103 0128