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China Nepstar Chain Drugstore Launches Charitable Initiative to Promote Awareness of Low-income Working Women's Health Issues
Date:1/17/2008

SHENZHEN, China, Jan. 17 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- China Nepstar Chain Drugstore Ltd. (NYSE: NPD) ("China Nepstar" or "the Company"), the largest drugstore chain in China, today announced that it would join the Shenzhen Charity Federation to launch a significant charitable initiative to raise awareness of women's health issues among low-income working women residents in Guangdong province. The Company's contributions will include soliciting in-store customer donations and printing and distributing brochures containing health tips for women. The in-store donation period will run from January 18 to March 7, 2008, in over 700 participating China Nepstar outlets in Guangdong.

The slogan for this initiative is "With a penny donated by you, a working- class sister can better know and protect her own health." The Company and the Shenzhen Charity Federation will ask customers to donate their small change when they shop at Nepstar's stores. The over 700 Nepstar stores in Guangdong Province are expected to generate more than 3 million transactions during the 50-day period. Donation proceeds are expected to reach RMB80,000 to 100,000 (US$10,800 to $13,500).

Nepstar will use the proceeds from donations to print 160,000 to 200,000 copies of women's health brochure and distribute them to factories with a concentration of low-income working women in Shenzhen and Guangzhou on March 8, 2008, International Women's Day. The brochure will contain 20 pages of information on the causes, symptoms, treatment and prevention of common women's diseases such as vaginitis and chronic cervicitis, as well as information on early warning signs of breast cancer, birth control, female nutrition, and female psychological health.

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