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CHINDEX INTERNATIONAL, INC.
ANNOUNCES 2001 FIRST QUARTER RESULTS
Profitable Quarter Highlighted by 51% Increase in Revenue

BETHESDA, MARYLAND – May 15, 2001 - Chindex International, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHDX) (U.S.-China Industrial Exchange, Inc.), the leading independent American company providing Western healthcare products and medical services in the People's Republic of China, today announced results for its first quarter ended March 31, 2001. The Company's profitable results for the period were highlighted by a 51% increase in revenue over the same period in the prior year.

Revenue for the first quarter of 2001 was $10.6 million with a net profit of $25,000 or earnings per share of $0.03. This compares to revenue of $7.0 million with a net loss of $349,000 or a loss per share of $0.44 for the first quarter of 2000.

"The growth trends in both segments of our business continued to be strong and we are pleased to report profitable results in the first quarter of this year. We saw a consolidated 51% increase in revenue and a tremendous improvement on the bottom line compared to the prior year. Our development plans in both Healthcare Products and Healthcare Services are on track and we are looking forward to an exciting year, " Roberta Lipson, President and CEO of Chindex commented from Beijing.

Chindex is a leading American company in healthcare in the Greater Chinese marketplace including Hong Kong. It provides representative and distribution services to a number of major multinational companies including Acuson, a Siemens company, (diagnostic ultrasound scanners), Becton-Dickinson (including vascular access, infusion and critical care systems), Johnson & Johnson (clinical chemistry analyzers), Guidant (interventional cardiology products including stents, balloon catheters, and guide wires) and Tyco/Kendall Healthcare Products (including brands such as Davis & Geck, Sherwood, Kendall, and Curity). It also provides healthcare services through the operations of its private hospital corporation in China. With twenty years of experience, approximately 370 employees, and operations in the United States, China and Hong Kong, the Chindex strategy is to expand its cross-cultural reach by providing leading edge technologies, quality products and services to Greater China's professional communities. Further company information may be found at the Chindex website, www.chindex.com.

The statements in this press release that relate to future plans, events or performance are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including risks associated with uncertainties pertaining to the Company's (i) performance goals, including successful conclusion of efforts to secure government-backed financing, (ii) future events and earnings, including revenues from the Company's developmental businesses such as healthcare services, (iii) markets, including growth in demand in China for the Company's products and services, and (iv) proposed new operations, including expansion of its healthcare services business. Actual results, events and performance may differ materially. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. The Company undertakes no obligation to release publicly the result of any revisions to these forward-looking statements that may be made to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

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Financial Summary Attached

 

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CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(Unaudited)

         
   

Three Months Ended

March 31,

     
     

2001

   

2000

             
                           
Total Sales and Service Revenue  

$

10,606,000

 

$

7,040,000

             
                           
Cost and Expenses                          

Cost of Goods and Services Sold

   

6,949,000

   

4,604,000

             

Salaries and Payroll Taxes

   

2,176,000

   

1,572,000

             

Travel and Entertainment

   

341,000

   

279,000

             

Other

   

1,210,000

   

961,000

             
     
_________
   

________

             
Total Costs and Expenses    

10,676,000

   

7,416,000

             
                           
Loss from Operations  

(

70,000

)

(

376,000

)            
                           
Minority Interest  

(

5,000

)

(

23,000

)            
                           
Other Income and (Expenses)                          

Interest Expense

 

(

2,000

)

(

22,000

)

           

Interest Income

   

44,000

   

44,000

             

Miscellaneous Income

   

162,000

   

110,000

             
     
_______
   
_______
             
Total Other Income/Expenses    

199,000

   

132,000

             
                           

Income/(Loss) Before Provision for Income Taxes

 

 

129,000

 

(

267,000

)            
                           
Provision for Income Taxes  

(

104,000

)

(

82,000

)

           
     
________
   
_______
             
Net Income/(Loss)  

$

25,000

 

($

349,000

)            

Net Income/(Loss) per basic and diluted common share

 

$

0.03

)

($

0.44

)            
Weighted average shares outstanding    

851,069

   

790,313

             

 

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