China Nepstar Chain Drugstore Announces Special Dividend

SHENZHEN, China, April 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Nepstar Chain Drugstore Ltd. (NYSE: NPD) ("Nepstar" or the "Company"), the largest retail drugstore chain in China based on the number of directly operated stores, today announced that the Board of Directors has declared a special cash dividend of US$0.60 per American Depositary Share (ADS), which represents total distribution to shareholders of approximately US$60 million. The special dividend is payable before or around June 7th, 2012 to shareholders of record as of the close of market on May 7th, 2012.

About China Nepstar Chain Drugstore Ltd.

China Nepstar Chain Drugstore Ltd. (NYSE: NPD) is China's largest retail drugstore chain based on the number of directly operated stores. As of December 31, 2011, the Company had 2,395 stores across 74 cities, one headquarter distribution center and 16 regional distribution centers in China. Nepstar uses directly operated stores, centralized procurement and a network of distribution centers to provide its customers with high-quality, professional and convenient pharmacy services and a wide variety of other merchandise, including OTC drugs, nutritional supplements, herbal products, personal care products, family care products, and convenience products including consumables. Nepstar's strategy of centralized procurement, competitive pricing, customer loyalty programs and private label offerings has enabled it to capitalize on the robust economic growth in China and to take advantage of the demographic trend in China to achieve a strong brand and leading market position. For further information, please go to


In China:

Lucia Qian

China Nepstar Chain Drugstore Ltd.

Vice President, IR

Phone: +86-755-2641-4065


In the United States:

Dixon Chen

Investor Relations
Tel: +1-646-284-9403

Ivette Almeida

Media Relations

Tel: +1-646-284-9455

SOURCE China Nepstar Chain Drugstore Ltd.


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