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ANTA Sports Sponsors COC-organised Olympic Day Run for Third Consecutive Year to Promote Olympic Spirit

Nearly 30,000 runners from nine Chinese cities to promote "Sports for All" across China

(Hong Kong, 20 June 2011) ANTA Sports Products Limited ("ANTA Sports" or the "Company"; stock code: 2020), a leading branded sportswear enterprise in China, was glad to become the sponsor for the "25th Olympic Day Run" ("Day Run"). The event was organised by the Chinese Olympic Committee ("COC") on 18 June. Minister of the General Administration of Sports of China and President of the COC, Mr. Liu Peng, Vice Minister of the General Administration of Sports of China and Vice President of the COC, Mr. Feng Jianzhong, as well as other officials participated the launch ceremony to begin the Day Run in Beijing, where nearly 1,000 runners gathered at Beijing Sport University to take part in the event.
 
Besides Beijing, the Day Run was also held in Tianjin, Chengde, Haiyang, Shenzhen, Xiamen, Shenyang, Huainan and Dalian. A total of nearly 30,000 long-distance runners took part in this year's event in celebration of the 117th anniversary of the establishment of the International Olympic Committee and the birth of the International Olympic Day. It was the largest long-distance running event ever in China in terms of the number of participating cities and runners. ANTA Sports has been the sponsor of the Day Run for three consecutive years. In addition to designing and providing sportswear for the occasion to participants, some of ANTA Sports' endorsed athletes, including short track speed skating Olympic gold medalist Yang Yang, CBA basketball star players Liu Xiaoyu and Li Xiaoxu, and Dalian marathon champion Chen Rong, were on hand at the Beijing and Xiamen event venues respectively to offer their support and well wishes to the enthusiastic participants.
 
Being a strategic partner of the COC, ANTA Sports endeavors to promote the Olympic spirit and "Sports for All" drive across China. Mr. Zhang Tao, Vice President of ANTA Sports said, "The annual Olympic Day Run helps popularise the Olympic spirit both within China and around the world, and is in line with our "Keep Moving" spirit. Being a socially responsible corporation, ANTA Sports aims to promote health awareness among the Chinese population. By supporting the Olympic Day Run, we will continue to boost the sports participation, especially among the youth and thereby enhance sports development in China."
 
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Photo 1: Sponsored by ANTA Sports and held in nine cities in China, the "25th Olympic Day Run" was officiated by Mr. Liu Peng (middle), Minister of the General Administration of Sports of China and President of the COC, as well as short track speed skating Olympic gold medalist Yang Yang (right) at Beijing Sport University.

Photo 2: Mr. Ding Shizong, Chairman and CEO of ANTA Sports dressed in white (middle front) and CBA basketball star player Liu Xiaoyu dressed in yellow (back middle) had a great time in the Olympic Day Run in Xiamen while promoting ANTA's "Keep Moving" spirit and the Olympic spirit across China and around the world.

Photo 3: ANTA Sports endorsed CBA basketball star player Liu Xiaoyu (middle) participated in the Olympic Day Run in Beijing.

Photo 4: Around 800 ANTA Sports' employees joined the Olympic Day Run to popularise the "Sports for All" movement.
 
About ANTA Sports Products Limited
As one of the leading branded sportswear enterprises in China, ANTA Sports Products Limited primarily designs, develops, manufactures and markets sportswear, including sports footwear, apparel and accessories. The Group has established extensive distribution network with a leading presence in second and third tier cities in China under the management of regional distributors. The Group places great emphasis on branding by integrating sports resources and sponsorship, advertising and promotional activities and consistent store image to enhance brand and product differentiation. For the past ten years, its footwear has been enjoying a leading position in China’s composed index on market shares.
 
For further information, please contact:
ANTA Sports Products Limited
Investor Relations Department
Tel:  (852) 2116-1660
Fax:  (852) 2116-1590
E-mail: ir@anta.com / ir@anta.com.hk
 
Hill & Knowlton Asia Limited
Carol Mak / Kevin Law
Tel:  (852) 2894-6283 / (852) 2894-6219
E-mail: anta@hillandknowlton.com.hk