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American Oriental Bioengineering's 'Jinji Capsules' and 'Boke Nasal Spray' Designated Among 'China's Top Branded Drugs of 2009'

NEW YORK, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- American Oriental Bioengineering, Inc. (NYSE: AOB), ("the Company" or "AOBO"), a pharmaceutical company dedicated to improving health through the development, manufacture and commercialization of a broad range of prescription and over the counter ("OTC") products in China, today announced that two of AOBO's branded products, Jinji Capsules and Boke Nasal Spray, were awarded the designation of "China's Top Branded Drugs of 2009" at an award ceremony held in Shanghai on August 11, 2009.

The selection process took one year to complete and, in total, 60 branded drugs manufactured by 52 Chinese and global pharmaceutical companies were included in the list. The assessment committee was composed of experts in the areas of clinical work, pharmaceuticals, marketing and branding, and the selection criteria included the drugs' quality, efficacy, health-economic indicators, market share and brand influence.

Mr. Tony Liu, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of American Oriental Bioengineering, commented, "We are very honored to receive this recognition from industry experts. This important distinction validates our branding strategy and adds credibility to these brands on a national basis. This award speaks to the strength of our brand value in the competitive Chinese market, and builds on our achievement of being named a Top 20 Most Competitive Public Pharmaceutical Company in China, which we received in July."

Jinji Capsule (Prescription and OTC Product)

The Jinji brand gynecological products are AOBO's flagship women's health products. Leading Jinji products include Jinji Capsule and Jinji Yi Mu Cau. Jinji Capsule treats various women's health issues such as gynecological inflammation, endometritis and annexitis and is complementary to AOBO's other product lines in the women's health marketplace. Based on government data, there are 147 million women in China that suffer from gynecological inflammation.

Boke Nasal Spray (OTC Product)

Boke nasal spray is an over-the-counter pharmaceutical product approved and marketed for the treatment of sinus congestion from common cold, stuffy nose, chronic rhinitis, allergic rhinitis and nasosinusitis. The spray is marketed under the product name of Ditong Biyanshui Penwuji ("Ditong"). Ditong is approved by the SFDA in China and marketed as a branded drug. This product consists of a combination of many parts of TCM plants, including roots, vines, flowers and stems. Treatment dosage is three to four times a day and two sprays into each nostril.

About American Oriental Bioengineering, Inc.

American Oriental Bioengineering, Inc. is a pharmaceutical company dedicated to improving health through the development, manufacture and commercialization of a broad range of prescription and over the counter products in China.

Statements made in this press release are forward-looking and are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements involve risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those set forth in these statements. The economic, competitive, governmental, technological and other factors identified in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2008, may cause actual results or events to differ materially from those described in the forward looking statements in this press release. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether because of new information, future events, or otherwise.

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