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Simcere Pharmaceutical Group Receives Approval for GMP Certification of Flu Vaccine Production Facility in China

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Simcere Pharmaceutical Group ("Simcere" or the "Company") (NYSE: SCR), a leading pharmaceutical company specializing in the development, manufacturing, and marketing of branded and proprietary pharmaceuticals in China, today announced that the Chinese SFDA has issued its approval for GMP certification of the influenza vaccine production facility at Jiangsu Simcere Vaxtec Bio-Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd ("Simcere Vaxtec"), a subsidiary in which the Company holds a 52.5% equity interest. Simcere Vaxtec plans to resume production of its influenza vaccine.

Separately, the Company also announced the resignation of Mr. Hong Zhao, an executive vice president of the Company. Mr. Zhao resigned for personal reasons. His resignation has been accepted by the Company and will take into effect on April 1, 2013.

About Simcere Pharmaceutical Group

Simcere Pharmaceutical Group ("Simcere" or the "Company") (NYSE: SCR) is a leading pharmaceutical company specializing in the development, manufacturing, and marketing of branded and proprietary pharmaceuticals in China. Simcere concentrates its research and development efforts on the treatment of diseases with high incidence and/or mortality rates and for which there is a clear demand for more effective pharmacotherapy such as cancer, strokes, cardiovascular disease, infectious diseases and pain. For more information about

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