Yongye International, Inc. Special Committee Selects Independent Financial
Advisor in Connection with "Going Private" Proposal
BEIJING, Oct. 25, 2012
BEIJING, Oct. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Yongye International, Inc.
(NASDAQ: YONG) ("Yongye" or the "Company"), a leading developer, manufacturer
and distributor of crop nutrient products in China, today announced that the
Special Committee of its Board of Directors (the "Special Committee"), formed
to consider certain potential transactions involving the Company, including
the preliminary, non-binding proposal (the "Proposal") from a buyer group (the
"Buyer Group") including (i) Mr. Zishen Wu, the Company's Chairman and Chief
Executive Officer, (ii) Full Alliance International Limited, (iii) MSPEA
Agriculture Holding Limited, and (iv) Abax Global Capital (Hong Kong) Limited,
to acquire all of the outstanding shares of common stock of the Company not
currently owned by the Buyer Group in a going private transaction (the
"Proposed Transaction"), has retained Houlihan Lokey as the Special
Committee's independent financial advisor. As previously announced, the
Special Committee has retained Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP to serve
as its legal counsel.
The Special Committee is evaluating and considering the Proposal as well as
the Company's other alternatives. No decisions have been made by the Special
Committee with respect to the Company's response to the Proposal. There can be
no assurance that any definitive offer will be made, that any agreement will
be executed or that this or any other transaction will be approved or
About Yongye International, Inc.
Yongye International, Inc. is a leading crop nutrient company headquartered in
Beijing, with its production facilities located in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia,
China. Yongye's principal product is a liquid crop nutrient, from which the
Company derived substantially all of the sales in 2011. The Company also
produces powder animal nutrient product which is mainly used for dairy cows.
Both products are sold under the trade name "Shengmingsu", which means "life
essential" in Chinese. The Company's patented formula utilizes fulvic acid as
the primary compound base and is combined with various micro and macro
nutrients that are essential for the health of the crops. The Company sells
its products primarily to provincial level distributors, who sell to the
end-users either directly or indirectly through county-level and village-level
distributors. For more information, please visit the Company's website at
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
Certain statements contained in this announcement may be viewed as
"forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of U.S.
Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the U.S. Securities Act
of 1934, as amended. Such forward-looking statements involve known and
unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which may cause the actual
performance, financial condition or results of operations of the Company to be
materially different from any future performance, financial condition or
results of operations implied by such forward-looking statements. The
accuracy of these statements may be affected by a number of business risks and
uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those
projected or anticipated. The Company undertakes no ongoing obligation, other
than that imposed by law, to update these statements.
Yongye International, Inc.
Ms. Kelly Wang
Finance Director- Capital Markets
Ms. Wendy Xuan
Phone: +86-10-8232-8866 x 8827
Mr. John Capodanno (U.S.)
Ms. May Shen (Beijing)
SOURCE Yongye International, Inc.
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