ANTA Sports Donates RMB50 million to Henan
Demonstrating the Olympic Spirit and Navigating through Difficult Times with the Victims
Hong Kong, 29 July 2021 – On the back of the recent severe rainstorm in Henan Province, ANTA Sports Products Limited ("ANTA Sports" or the "Company", stock code: 2020.HK) announced that the company had donated RMB50 million equivalent of cash and equipment to the Henan Charity Network to support the frontline rescue work in the affected area and help the victims resume a normal life as soon as possible.
Henan Province experienced the most severe rainstorm since meteorological records began. More than 9.357 million people have been suffered among 137 counties and cities, as well as 1,373 towns. In Zhengzhou City, the capital of the province, many deaths and serious injuries were caused by the extreme deluge. In Henan province, more than 814,900 people have been urgently evacuated and over 1,141,100 people relocated. The number of people in need of emergency assistance has reached 444,100.
As a model corporate citizen, ANTA Sports has spared no efforts in contributing to the community charity, lending a hand to different stakeholders in the society. ANTA Sports has donated cash, equipment and materials equivalent to RMB50 million in total to Henan Charity Network to support the frontline rescue work in the affected area and helping people in the affected areas to rebuild their lives as soon as possible. ANTA Sports has also granted access to the "Hemu Charity Fund" for affected staff and their family members in Henan to provide assistance and relieve their concerns.
Meanwhile, ANTA Sports has been included in the Hang Seng New Consumption Index recently launched by Hang Seng Indexes Company. ANTA Sports is one of the top 10 constituents with a weighting of 4.71%. The Hang Seng New Consumption Index covers Hong Kong-listed Greater China companies and captures the full picture of listed companies in both traditional and online consumption sectors. The new index offers onshore and offshore investors an investable way to capture opportunities arising from China's consumption upgrade and make informed decisions about the cross-market allocation of their assets.
Mr. Ding Shizhong, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ANTA Sports, said, "We are united and committed to doing all we can to help our community at this difficult time. This disaster strikes a chord with people at ANTA Sports, especially as the Tokyo Olympics has just kicked off. Let us carry forward the Olympic spirit of faster, higher, stronger and more united, and work together to overcome the obstacles. At the same time, I would like to express my highest respect and sincerest gratitude to all the people and organizations who have been working on the front line around the clock to save lives. ANTA Sport's inclusion in the Hang Seng New Consumption Index is a recognition of our solid e-commerce business, and looking ahead, we will continuously explore and improve our e-commerce business model, to provide a better experience to consumers."
About ANTA Sports
ANTA brand was established in 1991, while ANTA Sports Products Limited, a leading global sportswear company, was listed on the Main Board of HKEx in 2007 (Stock code: 2020.HK). For many years, ANTA Sports has been principally engaging in the design, development, manufacturing and marketing of branded sportswear including footwear, apparel and accessories to consumers. By embracing an all-round brand portfolio including ANTA, FILA, DESCENTE and KOLON SPORT, and by setting up an investor consortium to successfully acquire Amer Sports in 2019, a Finnish sportswear group that has internationally recognized brands including Salomon, Arc’teryx, Peak Performance, Atomic, Suunto, Wilson, etc. ANTA Sports aims to unlock the potential of both the mass and high-end sportswear markets.
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