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Benda Pharmaceutical Appoints Jun Tang to Board of Directors

HUBEI PROVINCE, China, May 12 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Benda Pharmaceutical, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BPMA), a China-based pharmaceutical company producing both Gendicine(R), a commercialized gene therapy medicine for the treatment of cancer, and traditional Chinese and conventional medicines, today announced that it has appointed Jun Tang to its board of directors, effective May 1, 2008.

Mr. Tang has over a decade of experience in corporate management and strategic planning. He now serves as President and Chief Executive Officer at Xin Hua Du Industrial Group Co., a conglomerate with subsidiaries across many industries, including Zijin Mining Group (2899.HK; 601899.CH). Before joining Xin Hua Du, Mr. Tang served as President and Director of Shanda Interactive Entertainment Ltd. (Nasdaq GS: SNDA) from February 2004 through April 2008, and to this day remains on the Board of Directors as an advisor to the CEO. During his tenure at Shanda, Mr. Tang played a key role in leading the company from a small Shanghai-based online game company to a U.S.-listed Chinese media company. Between January 1998 and January 2004, Mr. Tang held several positions with Microsoft China Co., Ltd., including that of President from March 2002. Additionally, he received the Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates Award in 1998 and the Microsoft Top Honor Award in 2002 from Microsoft Corporation, and remains the Honorary President of Microsoft (China) Co. Ltd. In 1993, Mr. Tang founded Intertex Company, a software and entertainment company, in California. Mr. Tang received his doctorate, master's, and bachelor's degrees in the U.S., Japan and China, respectively.

"Mr. Tang is a proven professional manager with extensive experience leading domestic and international companies. We believe that Mr. Tang's unparalleled experience will be a great asset for Benda," said Mr. Charles Wan, Chief Executive Officer of Benda Pharmaceutical.

Other current members of the board of directors include incumbent directors Q.Y. Ma, Eric Yu and Charles Mo. John Micek resigned from the Company's board of directors on April 25, 2008.

Mr. Wan continued, "We greatly appreciate Mr. Micek's dedication over the years, which has been invaluable to our growth. On behalf of the Company, I want to thank John for his many contributions to Benda, and for helping to lay a firm foundation for our future success. We wish him every success in all of his future endeavors."

About Benda Pharmaceutical, Inc.

Benda Pharmaceutical, Inc. ( ), a China-based pharmaceutical company, produces traditional Chinese and conventional medicines, as well as Gendicine(R), a commercialized gene therapy medicine for the treatment of cancer.

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