ANTA Sports Wins Multiple Awards Including “Most Honored Companies” by Institutional Investor’s “2019 All-Asia (ex-Japan) Executive Team Rankings” and Gold Award in Two Categories by “ARC Awards 2019”
Hong Kong, 4 September, 2019 – ANTA Sports Products Limited (“ANTA Sports” or the “Company”, stock code: 2020.HK, and its subsidiaries collectively the “Group”), a leading sportswear company in China, is pleased to announce that it has been named as one of “Most Honored Companies” in “2019 All-Asia (ex-Japan) Executive Team rankings” by Institutional Investor for the third consecutive year. Meanwhile, with the support of investors’ in voting, ANTA Sports was ranked among the top three in the Consumer/Discretionary sector for the award categories of Best CEO, Best CFO, Best Investment Relations Professional and The Best IR Program.
Institutional Investor is a well recognized and respected financial magazine established over 50 years ago. Out of 1,611 participating companies, ANTA Sports was named as one of the “Most Honored Companies”. Among the companies in the Consumer/Discretionary sector:
• Ding Shizhong, Chairman and CEO of ANTA Sports, ranked second place in the Best CEO award.
• Lai Shixian, Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer of ANTA Sports, ranked second place in the Best CFO award.
• ANTA Sports’ Investor relations team ranked second place in the Best Investment Relations Professional award and Best IR Program.
A total of 1,862 buy-side analysts and 629 sell-side analysts voted in the survey for the selection this year.
Meanwhile, the Company’s 2018 Annual Report “Consumer Centric, Value for Price” won gold awards in the “Non-Traditional Annual Report – Sportswear” category and the “Cover Photo/Design – Sportswear” category in the “ARC Awards 2019”, demonstrating the Company’s outstanding performance in design and manufacturing. The “shopping bag” concept and the theme of the Company’s retail philosophy throughout the whole report represents ANTA Sports’ constant pursuit of value retailing. In addition, the design of the report actually allows people to carry it like a real shopping bag, breaking the general flat and plain stereotype of common annual reports and enlivening the concept.
Mr. Ding Shizhong, Chairman of ANTA Sports said, “Our team and I were gratified by the recognition from Institutional Investor magazine and investors for our efforts, and we also want to express our sincere appreciation of all investors for their support of ANTA Sports. As always, management will continue to strengthen its efforts in investor relations and maintain an equal, open and two-way communication with investors. Corporate governance has been and will continue to be a key focus for our Board and team. ANTA Sports was also very pleased that our annual report design has been recognized by an international organization, demonstrating our strength in creative thinking. Looking ahead, we will continue to reach new milestones and create even better designs.”
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About ANTA Sports
ANTA brand was established in 1991, while ANTA Sports Products Limited, a leading sportswear company in China, was listed on the Main Board of Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 2007 (Stock code: 2020.HK). For many years, ANTA Sports has been principally engaging in the design, development, manufacturing and marketing of ANTA sportswear series to provide the mass market in China with professional sporting products including footwear, apparel and accessories. Its “Single-Focus, Multi-Brand, Omni-Channel” strategy has been fully implemented in recent years, with a focus on China’s sportswear market. By embracing an all-round brand portfolio including ANTA, FILA, DESCENTE, SPRANDI, KINGKOW, and KOLON SPORT, and by setting up an investor consortium to successfully acquire Amer Sports Corporation in 2019, a Finnish sportswear group that has internationally-recognized brands including Salomon, Arc’teryx, Peak Performance, Atomic, Suunto, Wilson and Precor etc. ANTA Sports aims to unlock the potential of both the mass and high-end sportswear markets.
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For further information, please contact:
ANTA Sports Products Limited
Investor Relations Department
Tel: (852) 2116-1660
Fax: (852) 2116-1590
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