SOURCE: First China Pharmaceutical Group, Inc.

First China Pharmaceutical Group, Inc.

March 15, 2011 09:02 ET

First China Pharma Targets Major South China Expansion With LOI to Acquire Large Regional Pharmaceutical Distributor

HONG KONG--(Marketwire - March 15, 2011) - First China Pharmaceutical Group, Inc. (OTCBB: FCPG) ("First China" or the "Company") wishes to advise that effective March 10th, it has signed a Letter of Intent for the acquisition of 100% of the interests of Shenzhen Ming He Tang Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. ("Min He Tang") of Shenzhen City, Guangdong Province.

Ming He Tang was founded in 2002 and is firmly focused on the distribution of pharmaceutical products in the south China marketplace The company offers approximately 2500 drug varieties delivered to over 886 primary customers. Sales revenue for 2009 and 2010 are reported as RMB 90,000,000 (US$13.8 million) and RMB 110,000,000 (US$16.9 million).

The relationship with Ming He Tang would open a significant opportunity for First China as expansion into south China is considered a huge leap forward in the Company's aims. Prior to the onset of negotiations, strategic planning had not targeted south China until a future date, mainly due to the highly mature state of the marketplace in the southern provinces. However, Ming He Tang is well known and respected throughout its region and offers immediate access to a very firm business foundation and existing large distribution network throughout Guangdong Province.

First China Pharmaceutical's CEO Mr. Zhen Jiang Wang comments, "To acquire Ming He Tang would significantly and dramatically launch brand awareness of First China throughout the entire south China region. News of this magnitude would also penetrate media awareness on a national level and continue to build our brand positioning as a rapidly growing force in the industry. The signing of this LOI is an excellent and auspicious start to 2011."

The proposed transaction will use commercially reasonable efforts to execute a definitive agreement as quickly as practicable and the Definitive Agreement shall contain customary representation and warranties, covenants and indemnification provisions.

Details of the company's business, finances, appointments and agreements can be found as part of the Company's continuous public disclosure as a reporting issuer under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission's ("SEC") EDGAR database.

About First China Pharmaceutical Group, Inc. (OTCBB: FCPG)
First China Pharmaceutical Group, Inc. aims to develop a high growth pharmaceutical distribution company generating significant revenue from the sale of healthcare products in China. As part of its business strategy, the Company has acquired the assets of Kun Ming Xin Yuan Tang Pharmacies Co. Ltd. (XYT), which includes a strategic advantage over its competitors as it is believed to be one of a limited number of pharmaceutical distribution companies in Yunnan Province that has obtained government approval to fulfill orders over the internet. First China Pharmaceutical Group plans to continue the rapid growth of the company from its current position as a provider of approximately 5,000 drugs to more than 4,700 pharmacies, hospitals and clinics in China's Yunnan Province. For more information visit: www.firstchinapharma.com

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ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
First China Pharmaceutical Group, Inc.
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Zhen Jiang Wang
Chairman and CEO

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