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ANTA Latest Basketball Gear Unveiled at CBA All-star Weekend With Full Support to China Youth Development Fund

Teams North and South Compete for Top Basketball Honor While ANTA's Endorsers Wow the Crowd

(Hong Kong, 22 March 2010) ANTA Sports Products Limited ("ANTA Sports" or the "Company", stock code: 2020), a leading branded sportswear enterprise in China, is pleased to announce the 2010-2011 CBA All-star Weekend, held from 19 to 20 March, ended successfully amidst the cheers of spectators. CBA is one of China's most celebrated basketball events of the year, featuring an exciting lineup of matches such as the Slam Dunk Contest, 3-Point Contest, Skill Challenge, CBA Rookie Challenge and CBA All-Star Game between Team North and Team South, and which serves to showcase the impressive talent in the ranks of star CBA players. The popular basketball event is watched by millions of basketball fans across China who over the years have demonstrated their ardent support for their favorite players.
As the sole sportswear and equipment sponsor for the CBA, ANTA Sports not only tailor-made a brand new range of products specially designed for the All-Star Game, but also invited its endorsed singer Jane Zhang, who was particularly well-received by the young and trendy audience among the crowd, to support and cheer for the Game.  ANTA Sports endorsed athlete Yang Yang, China's first Winter Olympics gold medalist in short-track speed skating, showed up in the All-Star Game as well as the Slam Dunk Contest as a guest judge, in which Zhao Tailong of Team Fujian crowned the champion. The match between Team North and Team South kept the audience on the edge of their seats as Team North beat Team South by the slim margin of just one point. Team South was led by Wang Zhizhi. Team North's Quincy Douby, having scored 44 three-point shots and 5 half-court shots, was named the Most-Valued Player title of the match.
Moreover, ANTA Sports leverages on the influence of the CBA All-Star Game to advance charitable move by  donating  to the China Youth Development Foundation ("CYDF") based on the performance of the players. MVP Quincy Douby and Frank Williams, whose brilliant on-court performances helped raise the most funds for the CYDF, were made ANTA Sports' Most Charitable Players.

Photo1: Team South, led by Wang Zhizhi, in fighting spirit

Photo 2: Jane Zhang, ANTA's endorsed singer, works the crowd in the CBA All-Star Opening Ceremony

Photo3: Yang Yang, ANTA's endorsed short-track speed-skater, doubles up as score keeper for the Slum Dunk Match.

Photo 4: ANTA's Vice President and Executive Director Zheng Jie presented the Slam Dunk Championship trophy to Zhao Tailong

Photo 5: Dazzling performances by Zhao Tailong of Team Fujian during the Slum Dunk Match

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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 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 nine years, its footwear has been enjoying a leading position in China's composed index on market shares.
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