ANTA Sports Wins Five Awards in Recognition of Excellence in Corporate Management and Investor Relations, Strengthening its Reputation among Investors
(Hong Kong, 20 June 2016) 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 won five awards in the corporate management and investor relations fields. Among them, ANTA Sports won “Best managed companies in Asia by sector (Consumer)” at the 2016 Asia’s Best Companies, organized by FinanceAsia, an authoritative financial publication in the region. At the Hong Kong Investor Relations Association (“HKIRA”) Investor Relations Awards 2016, ANTA Sports picked up awards for the second consecutive year, namely Best IR Company (Large Cap); Best IR by Chairman/CEO (Large Cap); Best IRO (Large Cap); and Best IR Presentation Collaterals (Large Cap). The recognition solidifies ANTA Sports' reputation among the investment community as a company with outstanding management and corporate governance practices, and a committed culture of valuing its relationship with investors.
Asia's Best CompaniesAwards is an annual campaign organized by FinanceAsia that has run for 16 years. The awardsare designed to reflect investors’ views about the standard of a company’s management across the Asia region. This year, FinanceAsia invited nearly 130 portfolio managers and analysts from different regions to have their say on the nominees' overall management and performance. Not only is this the third time ANTA Sports has been recognized by FinanceAsia, but the first time it has stood out from a number of Asia's consumer goods companies, highlighting to the market its leading corporate management standards.
Meanwhile in May, the HKIRA organized its second annual Investor Relations Awards. The awards recognize IR best practices, focusing on the work and achievements of listed companies and IR professionals in Hong Kong. This year’s awards received more than 660 eligible voters cast over 7,000 votes for the IR professionals and companies who they felt showcased the highest qualities in this field.
Mr. Ding Shizhong, Chairman and CEO of ANTA Sports, said, “I express my appreciation to all the investors and analysts who have supported our company, and I am grateful to the management and our team who have contributed to our success. Going forward, we will continue to improve operations, management and investor relations. In putting our ‘revolutionary, innovative and high efficiency’ strategy into the heart of what we do, we will focus on developing our ‘single-focus, multi-brand and omni-channel’ vision, create high quality sportswear at a reasonable price for consumers, and ensure an attractive return for our shareholders.”
About ANTA Sports Products Limited
Established in 1994 and listed on the Main Board of Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 2007, ANTA Sports Products Limited (stock code: 2020.HK) is one of the leading sportswear company in China. For many years, we are principally engaged in the design, development, manufacturing and marketing of ANTA sportswear series to provide professional sporting goods to the mass market. Our professional sportswear includes sports shoes, apparel and accessories. In recent years, we started moving full steam ahead on the strategy of “Single-focus, Multi-brand, and Omni-channel” to deepen our footprint in the sportswear market with a vibrant brand portfolio, including ANTA, ANTA KIDS, FILA, FILA KIDS, Descente and NBA, seizing every opportunity arose in all important retail channels as a result of the successful Omni-channel strategy to unlock the potential of mass and high-end markets in China. By integrating various resources, including sponsorship and endorsement, advertising and promotional campaigns, corporate social responsibility initiatives, professional store image and high quality, value-for-money merchandise, we strive to reinforce the image of our brands and the level of brand association in the minds of our customers. Our goal is to become the nation’s top sportswear company with the best reputation and largest market share in China, and a respectable and sustainable world-class sportswear company in the long run.
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ANTA Sports Products Limited
Investor Relations Department
Tel: (852) 2116-1660
Fax: (852) 2116-1590
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