China Nuokang Bio-Pharmaceutical Inc. Appoints Lazard and Houlihan Lokey as Independent Financial Advisors to Evaluate "Going Private" Proposal

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BEIJING, June 4, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- China Nuokang Bio-Pharmaceutical Inc. (Nasdaq:NKBP) ("Nuokang" or the "Company"), a leading China-based biopharmaceutical company focused on the research, development, manufacture, marketing and sales of hospital-based medical products, today announced that the independent committee of the Company's board of directors (the "Independent Committee") has appointed Lazard and Houlihan Lokey as its independent financial advisors.

As previously announced, the Company's board of directors formed the Independent Committee to review and evaluate the preliminary, non-binding proposal that the board received on May 10, 2012, from Mr. Baizhong Xue, chairman and chief executive officer of Nuokang. Mr. Xue has proposed to acquire all of the outstanding shares of the Company not currently owned, legally or beneficially, by Mr. Xue or companies controlled by Mr. Xue.

The Independent Committee is considering Mr. Xue's proposal but has not set a definitive timetable to complete its evaluation nor set a timetable for evaluation of other alternatives that it might receive. The Independent Committee does not intend to announce developments unless and until an agreement has been reached. There can be no assurance that any definitive offer will be made, that any agreement will be executed, or that a transaction with Mr. Xue or any other transaction will be approved or consummated.

About China Nuokang Bio-Pharmaceutical Inc.

China Nuokang Bio-Pharmaceutical Inc. (Nasdaq:NKBP) is a leading biopharmaceutical company in China focused on the research, development, manufacture, marketing and sales of hospital-based medical products. The Company provides a diversified portfolio of products across more than 4,200 hospitals in China. Nuokang's principal products include Baquting®, China's leading hemocoagulase product by market share; Kaitong®, a lipid emulsion alprostadil product for the treatment of peripheral vascular diseases, cardiocerebral microcirculation disorders and post-surgery thrombosis; and alpha lipoic acid capsules, or ALA, an antioxidant product that addresses diabetic neuropathy. The Company's product pipeline includes product candidates under development in hematological, cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease diagnosis, treatment and prevention. Please visit www.nkbp.com for more information.

Safe-Harbor Statement

This press release contains statements of a forward-looking nature. These statements are made under the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including certain plans, expectations, goals, and projections, which are subject to numerous assumptions, risks, and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements may include, but are not limited to, statements containing words such as "may," "could," "would," "plan," "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "predict," "potential," "expects," "intends" and "future" or similar expressions. Among other things, the statements relating to the evaluation of or the developments with respect to Mr. Baizhong Xue's proposal or any other alternative transaction may contain forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release and are subject to change at any time. These forward-looking statements are based upon management's current expectations and are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are beyond the Company's control that may cause actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to differ materially from any future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. The Company's actual results could differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements due to a number of factors, including those described under the heading "Risk Factors" in the Company's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including its annual report on Form 20-F.

China Nuokang Bio-Pharmaceutical Inc.
Mr. Steven Duan
Vice President of Investor Relations
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