BETHESDA, Md., Dec. 17 Chindex International, Inc.(Nasdaq: CHDX), a leading independent American provider of western healthcareproducts and services in the People's Republic of China, today announced thatits senior executives have voluntarily offered not to accept any increases intheir respective current salary, bonus, equity awards or other compensationentitlements for fiscal 2009. This unsolicited offer has been accepted by theCompensation Committee of the Board of Directors.
Roberta Lipson, President and CEO of Chindex, commented, "Our decision issolely to demonstrate and effect our commitment to cost control and is notrelated to the operations of the Company. We remain enthusiastic about ourlong-term market opportunities and we feel strongly that, given the globalfinancial crises, we should enforce stringent cost control whenever possible.Today's action also reflects the long-term vision and dedication to Chindexthat all of our senior executives share."
About Chindex International, Inc.
Chindex is an American healthcare company that provides healthcareservices and supplies medical capital equipment, instrumentation and productsto the Chinese marketplace, including Hong Kong. Healthcare services areprovided through the operations of its United Family Hospitals and Clinics, anetwork of private primary care hospitals and affiliated ambulatory clinics inChina. The Company's hospital network currently operates in the Beijing,Shanghai, Guangzhou and Wuxi. The Company sells medical products manufacturedby various major multinational companies, including Siemens AG and IntuitiveSurgical, for which the Company is the exclusive distribution partner for thesale and servicing of color ultrasound systems and surgical robotic systemsrespectively. It also arranges financing packages for the supply of medicalproducts to hospitals in China utilizing the export loan and loan guaranteeprograms of both the U.S. Export-Import Bank and the German KfW DevelopmentBank. With twenty-seven years of experience, approximately 1,200 employees,and operations in China, Hong Kong, the United States and Germany, theCompany's strategy is to expand its cross-cultural reach by providing leadingedge healthcare technologies, quality products and services to Greater China'sprofessional communities. Further company information may be found at theCompany's websites, http://www.chindex.com andhttp://www.unitedfamilyhospitals.com .
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