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Chindex International, Inc. Adopts Voluntary Executive Compensation Restrictions

BETHESDA, Md., Dec. 17 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Chindex International, Inc. (Nasdaq: CHDX), a leading independent American provider of western healthcare products and services in the People's Republic of China, today announced that its senior executives have voluntarily offered not to accept any increases in their respective current salary, bonus, equity awards or other compensation entitlements for fiscal 2009. This unsolicited offer has been accepted by the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors.

Roberta Lipson, President and CEO of Chindex, commented, "Our decision is solely to demonstrate and effect our commitment to cost control and is not related to the operations of the Company. We remain enthusiastic about our long-term market opportunities and we feel strongly that, given the global financial crises, we should enforce stringent cost control whenever possible. Today's action also reflects the long-term vision and dedication to Chindex that all of our senior executives share."

About Chindex International, Inc.

Chindex is an American healthcare company that provides healthcare services and supplies medical capital equipment, instrumentation and products to the Chinese marketplace, including Hong Kong. Healthcare services are provided through the operations of its United Family Hospitals and Clinics, a network of private primary care hospitals and affiliated ambulatory clinics in China. The Company's hospital network currently operates in the Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Wuxi. The Company sells medical products manufactured by various major multinational companies, including Siemens AG and Intuitive Surgical, for which the Company is the exclusive distribution partner for the sale and servicing of color ultrasound systems and surgical robotic systems respectively. It also arranges financing packages for the supply of medical products to hospitals in China utilizing the export loan and loan guarantee programs of both the U.S. Export-Import Bank and the German KfW Development Bank. With twenty-seven years of experience, approximately 1,200 employees, and operations in China, Hong Kong, the United States and Germany, the Company's strategy is to expand its cross-cultural reach by providing leading edge healthcare technologies, quality products and services to Greater China's professional communities. Further company information may be found at the Company's websites, and .

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Statements made in this press release relating to plans, strategies, objectives, economic performance and trends and other statements that are not descriptions of historical facts may be forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act"). Forward-looking information is inherently subject to risks and uncertainties, and actual results could differ materially from those currently anticipated due to a number of factors, which include, but are not limited to, the factors set forth under the heading "Risk Factors" in our annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended March 31, 2008, updates and additions to those "Risk Factors" in our interim reports on Form 10-Q, Forms 8-K and in other documents filed by us with the Securities and Exchange Commission from time to time. Forward-looking statements may be identified by terms such as "may", "will", "should", "could", "expects", "plans", "intends", "anticipates", "believes", "estimates", "predicts", "forecasts", "potential", or "continue" or similar terms or the negative of these terMs. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, we cannot guarantee future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements. We have no obligation to update these forward- looking statements.

    For more information, please contact:

     Integrated Corporate Relations
     Ashley M. Ammon and Jeanne Dellicarri
     Tel: +1-203-682-8200

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