SHENZHEN, China, March 10 China NepstarChain Drugstore Ltd. (NYSE: NPD) ("Nepstar" or "the Company"), the largestdrugstore chain in China based on the number of directly operated stores,announced today that it will report financial results for the fourth quarterand fiscal year ended December 31, 2007, before the market opens on March 19,2008.
The Company will host a conference call, to be simultaneously Webcast, onWednesday, March 19, 2008 at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time / 8:00 p.m. Beijing Time. A question-and-answer session will follow management'spresentation. Interested parties may participate in the conference call bydialing the following numbers approximately five to ten minutes before thecall start time:
+ 1-877- 407-9210 (North America)
+ 1-201-689-8049 (International)
A live Webcast of the conference call will be available on the Nepstarwebsite at http://www.nepstar.cn .
A replay of the call will be available starting on March 19, 2008, at11:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time / 11:00 p.m. Beijing Time through March 26,2008 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time or March 27, 2008 at 11:59 a.m. Beijing Time. An archived Webcast of the conference call will be available onthe Nepstar Web site at http://www.nepstar.cn . Interested parties may accessthe replay by dialing the following numbers and entering the account numberand conference ID number below:
About China Nepstar Chain Drugstore Ltd.
China Nepstar Chain Drugstore Ltd. (NYSE: NPD) is China's largest retaildrugstore chain based on the number of directly operated stores. As ofDecember 31, 2007, the Company had 2,002 stores in 62 cities and 11 regionaldistributional centers in China. It uses directly operated stores, centralizedprocurement and a network of regional distribution centers to providecustomers with high-quality, professional and convenient pharmacy services anda wide variety of other merchandise, including over-the-counter ("OTC") drugs,nutritional supplements, herbal products, personal care products, family careproducts, and convenience products including consumables and seasonal andpromotional items. China Nepstar's strategy of competitive pricing, customerloyalty programs and private label offerings has enabled it to capitalize onthe robust demographic and economic growth trends in China to achieve a strongbrand and leading market position. For further information, please go tohttp://www.nepstar.cn .
Safe Harbor Statement
This press release contains forward-looking statements. These statementsconstitute "forward-looking" statements within the meaning of Section 27A ofthe Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the SecuritiesExchange Act of 1934, as amended, and as defined in the U.S. PrivateSecurities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statementscan be identified by terminology such as "will," "expects," "anticipates,""future," "intends," "plans," "believes," "estimates" and similar statements.Among other things, the quotations from management in this press releasecontain forward-looking statements. Such statements involve certain risks anduncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from thosein the forward-looking statements. Further information regarding these andother risks is included in the Company's filings with the U.S. Securities andExchange Commission, including its registration statement on Form F-1. TheCompany does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-lookingstatement as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, exceptas required under applicable law.+1-877-660-6853 (North America) + 1-201-612-7415 (International) Account Number: 286 Conference ID Number: 277575
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