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Mr. Ding Shizhong Awarded the "China Business Leaders Awards 2009 – Public's Choice of CEO of the Year"

(Hong Kong, 30 October 2009) ANTA Sports Products Limited ("ANTA Sports" or "the Company", Hong Kong stock code: 2020) is pleased to announce that Mr. Ding Shizhong, Chairman and CEO of ANTA Sports, was awarded “China Business Leaders Awards 2009 – Public's Choice of CEO of the Year" by CNBC and China Business News ("CBN") in recognition of his excellent entrepreneurship.

China Business Leaders Awards, which has been held each year by CNBC and CBN since 2005, is a prestigious award created to honor business leaders who have demonstrated outstanding leadership skills and attained remarkable achievements. A total of five awards were announced this year, they are "China Business Leader of the Year", "Public's Choice of CEO of the Year", "CEOs' Choice of the Year", "Innovator of the Year" and "Corporate Citizen of the Year".

The "Public's Choice of CEO of the Year" award affirms Mr. Ding's bold and innovative sales and marketing strategies to help ANTA establish an eminent position and enhance its growth prospect in China’s market.  Winners of the awards are measured against the highest standards in business excellence and are selected by a panel that includes independent agencies, management professionals and academics. The "Public's Choice of CEO of the Year" award also includes results of voting on the Internet by the public, adding to the authority and prestige of the title.

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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 an extensive distribution network and nation-wide retail outlets throughout China under the management of the distributors. The Group places great emphasis on branding by integrating the resources from sponsorship of sports leagues, placement of advertisements, online interaction with consumers and endorsement of elite athletes with featured products in order to enhance product differentiation. For the past eight years, ANTA's footwear has been enjoying a leading position in the composite index on market shares in China.

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