ANTA won four honors in FinanceAsia’s 2009 Asia’s best companies poll - China
“Best Mid-Cap”, “Best Managed Companies”, “Best Corporate Social Responsibility” & “Most Committed to a Strong Dividend Policy”
(4 May 2009, Hong Kong) ANTA Sports Products Limited ("ANTA Sports" or "the Company", stock code: 2020) won four honors in a 2009 opinion poll - China region, conducted by FinanceAsia, one of the most respected financial media in Asia Pacific.
The Company is voted the "Best Mid-cap" company and one of the top 10 "Best managed company" in China. ANTA Sports also ranked fourth among "Best corporate social responsibility" and "Most committed to a strong dividend policy".
The poll was conducted by FinanceAsia annually. Votes were made by over 200 leading analysts and investors across the regions, who were invited to rank companies in the region according to their overall management and performances in specific aspects.
Mr Ding Shizhong, Chairman and CEO of ANTA Sports, said: "We are very pleased with the poll results and would like to thank all investors and analysts who showed their continual support to us. Also we would like to express our gratitude to the management team for their tremendous contributions to the success of the Company. Going forward, we will continue to strengthen our corporate governance and management capabilities."
FinanceAsia is one of the key financial publications in the region, providing finance professional reader with an intelligent, in-depth and subjective view of the regions capital and banking markets (website:www.financeasia.com)
Winners of FinanceAsia's "Asia's Best Companies 2009 - China"
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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 and nationwide retail outlets in China under the management of the distributors. The Group places great emphasis on branding by integrating the resources from sports leagues' sponsorships, placement of advertisements, interaction with consumers through internet and endorsement of elite athletes with the featured products to enhance product differentiation. For the past eight years, its footwear has been enjoying a leading position in China composite index on market shares.
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