SHENZHEN, China, July 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- China Nepstar Chain Drugstore Ltd. (NYSE: NPD) ("Nepstar" or the "Company"), a leading retail drugstore chain in China based on the number of directly operated stores, today announced that its board of directors (the "Board") has formed a special committee consisting of three independent directors (the "Special Committee"), Mr. Barry J. Buttifant, Mr. Alistair Eric MacCallum Laband and Mr. Alan Au, to consider the previously announced preliminary non-binding "going private" proposal letter that the Board received on July 6, 2015. Mr. Barry J. Buttifant will chair the Special Committee. The Special Committee intends to retain independent legal and financial advisors to assist it in this process.
The Board cautions the Company's shareholders and others considering trading the Company's securities that the Board has recently received the proposal letter and has not had an opportunity to carefully review and evaluate the proposal or make any decision with respect to the Company's response to the proposal. There can be no assurance that any definitive offer will be made, that any definitive agreement will be executed relating to the proposed transaction or that this or any other transaction will be approved or consummated. The Company does not undertake any obligation to provide any updates with respect to this or any other transaction, except as required under applicable law.
About China Nepstar Chain Drugstore Ltd.
China Nepstar Chain Drugstore Ltd. (NYSE: NPD) is a leading retail drugstore chain in China. As of March 31, 2015, the Company had 1,969 directly operated stores across 74 cities, one headquarter distribution center and 15 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 pharmaceutical products and services and a wide variety of other merchandise, including OTC drugs, nutritional supplements, herbal products, personal care products, family care products, and convenience products. Nepstar's strategy of centralized procurement, competitive pricing, customer loyalty programs and private label offerings has enabled it to capitalize on the continuing economic growth in China and take advantage of the demographic trend in China to achieve a strong brand and leading market position. For further information, please go to http://www.nepstar.cn.
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China Nepstar Chain Drugstore Ltd.
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