ANTA Sports Wins Seven Awards of HKIRA including the "Best IR Company"
Listed in the "2022 BrandZ™ Top 100 Most Valuable Chinese Brands"
Hong Kong SAR, 16 September 2022 – ANTA Sports Products Limited ("ANTA Sports" or the "Company", stock code: 2020.HK) is pleased to announce that ANTA Sports received seven awards in the 2022 Hong Kong Investor Relations ("HKIRA") Awards, which is the eighth consecutive year for ANTA Sports to win the awards. ANTA Sports has also been listed in the "2022 BrandZ™ Top 100 Most Valuable Chinese Brands" list, demonstrating its wide recognition in the capital and consumer markets.
HKIRA Awards is organized by the Hong Kong Investor Relations Association. This is the eighth consecutive year that the Awards have been handed out. ANTA Sports once again won the "Best IR Company" Award. Mr. Ding Shizhong, Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director and Chairman of the Board of ANTA Sports, won the "Best IR by Chairman/CEO" Award; Mr. Lai Shixian, Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director of the Board of ANTA Sports, won the "Best IR by CFO" Award; Ms. Suki Wong, Senior ESG and Investor Relations Director of ANTA Sports, won the "Best IRO (Investor Relations Officer)" Award. ANTA Sports' Investor Relations team also won the "Best IR Team" Award for the fourth consecutive year. Apart from the above awards, ANTA Sports also received recognition for "Best ESG (G)", and "Best Annual Report" this year.
Multiple awards from HKIRA showcased that ANTA Sports is widely recognized by the investor relations community.
HKIRA Awards aims to reward excellence in investor relations practices by individuals and companies listed on Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Nominees for the Awards are first put forward by the public. Recipients are then selected by qualified voters composed of buy-side investors and sell-side analysts through online voting. The Awards are widely recognized by the investor relations community.
Furthermore, ANTA Sports also ranked 62nd in the "2022 BrandZ™ Top 100 Most Valuable Chinese Brands" list with a brand value of USD 3.40 billion and was the only Chinese apparel company to be included in the list for multiple times. ANTA Sports also ranked first in the apparel industry for four consecutive years, demonstrating its strong brand resilience and appeal. In addition, ANTA Sports won the "China’s Top 30 Pioneering Brands" award, a ranking jointly launched by Ocean Engine and Kantar that incorporates consumer behavioural data.
Representative of ANTA Sports said, "We are delighted to have received multiple HKIRA Awards and been ranked in the BrandZ™ Top 100 Most Valuable Chinese Brands list once again, which fully reflects the recognition and affirmation from the capital market and industry. Looking ahead, ANTA Sports will continue to strive for excellence in investor relations and effective communications with the investment community, allowing the capital market to gain a deeper understanding of our business model and strategic deployment. In addition, we will continue to promote interactive communication with target consumers through various marketing campaigns and membership activities to reach a wider target group and strive to deepen the brand's status and professional image in consumers' mind."
About ANTA Sports
ANTA brand was established in 1991, while ANTA Sports Products Limited, a widely recognized global sportswear company, was listed on the Main Board of HKEx in 2007 (Stock code: 2020.HK). For many years, ANTA Sports has been principally engaging in the design, development, manufacturing and marketing of professional sports products including shoes, apparel and accessories to Chinese consumers. By embracing an all-round brand portfolio including ANTA, FILA, DESCENTE and KOLON SPORT, and by setting up an investor consortium to successfully acquire Amer Sports in 2019, a global sportswear group that has internationally recognized brands including Salomon, Arc’teryx, Wilson, Peak Performance, Atomic, etc. ANTA Sports aims to unlock the potential of both the mass and high-end sportswear markets.
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ANTA Sports Products Limited
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