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ANTA Signed Chinese Top Tennis Player Ms. Zheng Jie as Female Tennis Endorsed Player

Join hands to promote professional tennis development in China

(Beijing, 13 April, 2009) ANTA Sports Products Limited ("ANTA Sports" or "the Company", stock code: 2020), a leading branded sportswear enterprises in China, today is pleased to announce that it has signed an endorsement contract with the famous Chinese female tennis players Ms. Zheng Jie. The latest endorsement deal was followed by the signing up of Ms. Jelena Jankovic in January. Together with a series of marketing strategies taken by ANTA, the cooperation with Ms. Zheng not only signifies the further expansion of the ANTA brand in tennis segment, but also promotes the popularity of the sport in China.

A top ranked female tennis player in China, Ms. Zheng has won the Women's Tennis Association ("WTA") doubles titles in Australian Open and Wimbledon, and also gained recognition when she became the first Chinese player ever to reach the semifinals of a Grand Slam singles tournament at Wimbledon in 2008. In March 2009, Ms. Zheng was awarded the "Comeback Player of the Year" at the 2008 WTA Tour Player Awards, the first Chinese player to have received the accolade.

During the signing ceremony and press conference, Ms. Zheng received the tailor-made sportswear and advanced tennis shoes for French Open from ANTA Sports, marking a good start for the cooperation between ANTA and the renowned Chinese tennis player. Ms. Zheng will be wearing ANTA gears including a range of professional footwear, apparel and accessories for all her WTA tournaments. ANTA Sports will invite top designers from the US and Japan to China to tailor-made sportswear and tennis shoes to meet Ms Zhang's preferences and requirements.

Mr. Ding Shizhong, Chairman and CEO of ANTA Sports, said "We are very pleased to have world's top class female tennis player Ms. Zheng Jie as ANTA's endorsed player. Our close partnerships with famous tennis players such as Ms. Jelena Jankovic and Ms. Zheng Jie have proven our determination to develop tennis business and our dedication to promote tennis in China."

2009 is set to be an important year for the development of tennis in China as there are now more amateurs becoming professional players. Riding on the growing popularity of tennis in China, ANTA has got involved in a range of sponsorships for a number of tennis competitions that aim at training up back-up tennis players in China, including China Tennis Grand Prix (中國網球大獎賽), "Swings for the Stars" Junior Tennis Camp (「明日之星」青少年網球國際訓練營), "Tour 2016" Junior Tennis Tournament (「2016之旅」青少年網球賽) as well as the University Tennis Challenge (高校網球挑戰賽) etc.

"ANTA hopes to nurture more young potential tennis players and promote tennis in China through these sponsorships. At the same time, through the partnership with top tier tennis players like Ms Zheng, ANTA will further strengthen its R&D capability in products for the sport, and enhance our international and professional image." Mr. Ding concluded.

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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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