China Dongxiang's 2009 Annual Report Honored Awards at International ARC Awards *** Themed on "We are one" Integrating Sports and Fashion
[6 September 2010, Hong Kong] The leading international sportswear brand enterprise in the PRC, China Dongxiang (Group) Co., Ltd. ("China Dongxiang" or "the Company"; stock code: 3818, together with its subsidiaries the "Group") is pleased to announce that its 2009 annual report has been honorably awarded a Bronze Award in "Cover Photo/Design: Sports Equipment & Goods" and another Bronze Award in "Illustrations: Sports Equipment & Goods" in 2010 International ARC Awards 2010. The International ARC Awards are the most recommended competition in the industry and considered the equivalent of the Oscars among all annual report awards.
The main theme of China Dongxiang's annual report is the slogan of its Italian Kappa Brand - "We are one". The design shows a blend of various colors, including the red and green colors from the flag of Italy, with splash-ink painting effects presenting active motions. By symbolizing the vitality and fashion of sports and presenting the Company's ambition to innovate, it manifests Kappa's connotation of "Sports and Fashion".
According to the financial media, the International ARC Awards are the equivalent of the Oscars among all annual report awards and it is now the largest international competition honoring excellence in annual reports. The International ARC Awards are organized by MerComm, Inc. ("MerComm"), an independent organization dedicated to defining the standards of excellence in the communications fields. The MerComm Awards programmes have achieved world-wide recognition for their integrity and fairness in their judging procedures.
Mr. Qin Dazhong, CEO of China Dongxiang, said, "We are honored to acquire the International ARC Awards. The design of our 2009 annual report shows our strong regard for the brand's value and our unique understanding of the combination of both sport and fashion."
About China Dongxiang (Group) Co., Ltd.
China Dongxiang (Group) Co., Ltd. is a leading international sportswear brand enterprise based in China and was successfully listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited on 10 Oct 2007. The Group is primarily engaged in the design, development, marketing and wholesale of branded sportswear in China. Currently, China Dongxiang owns all rights to the internationally recognized Kappa Brand in China, Macau and Japan and Robe Di Kappa Brand in China. Its products convey an active, fashionable and youthful image and are warmly welcomed by China's fast growing and high potential consumers. The Group completed the acquisition of a Japan sportswear enterprise Phenix in April 2008. Phenix is the most popular ski brand in Japan with the largest market share, acquired strong recognition in the international market.