HONG KONG, Oct. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- China Cord Blood Corporation (NYSE:CO) ("CCBC" or the "Company"), the first and largest cord blood banking operator in China, today announced that the Company repurchased an aggregate of 6,041,980 ordinary shares for a total consideration of approximately $16.4 million since April 1, 2012. The total number of shares issued and outstanding as of the date hereof is 73,140,147, with 6,041,980 shares being held as treasury shares. On July 31, 2012, the Company adopted a new $20 million share repurchase mandate, as the prior $15 million share repurchase mandate expired. Under the existing mandate, which will expire on July 31, 2013, the Company has approximately $12.6 million available for repurchase. About China Cord Blood Corporation China Cord Blood Corporation is the first and largest cord blood banking operator in China in terms of geographical coverage and the only cord blood banking operator with multiple licenses. Under current PRC government regulations, only one licensed cord blood banking operator is permitted to operate in each licensed region and only seven licenses have been authorized as of today. China Cord Blood Corporation provides cord blood collection, laboratory testing, hematopoietic stem cell processing and stem cell storage services. For more information, please visit our website at http://www.chinacordbloodcorp.com. Safe Harbor Statement This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These statements relate to future events or the Company's future financial performance. The Company has attempted to identify forward-looking statements by terminology including "anticipates", "believes", "expects", "can", "continue", "could", "estimates", "intends", "may", "plans", "potential", "predict", "should" or "will" or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology. These statements are only predictions, uncertainties and other factors may cause the Company's actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. The information in this press release is not intended to project future performance of the Company. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, the Company does not guarantee future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements. The Company expectations are as of the date this press release is issued, and the Company does not intend to update any of the forward-looking statements after the date this press release is issued to confirm these statements to actual results, unless required by law.