Origin Agritech Limited to Announce Fiscal 2012 Annual Financial Results on January 8

 Origin Agritech Limited to Announce Fiscal 2012 Annual Financial Results on
                                  January 8

PR Newswire

BEIJING, Jan. 5, 2013

BEIJING, Jan. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Origin Agritech Limited (NASDAQ: SEED)
("Origin" or the "Company"), a technology-focused supplier of crop seeds in
China, today announced that the Company will report results for its fiscal
year 2012 ended September 30, 2012, before the market opens on Tuesday,
January 8, 2013.

The Company will host a teleconference on January 8, 2013, at 8:00 a.m. ET /
9:00 p.m. Beijing time to discuss the results. To participate in the call,
please dial +1-877-407-9210 in North America, or +1-201-689-8049
internationally, approximately 5 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.

A replay of the call will be available shortly after the conference call
through 11:59 p.m. ET on February 8, 2013. The replay dial-in numbers are:
U.S. toll free number +1-877-660-6853, or the international number is
+1-201-612-7415; using Conference ID "407029" to access the replay.

About Origin

Founded in 1997 and headquartered in Zhong-Guan-Cun (ZGC) Life Science Park in
Beijing, Origin Agritech Limited (NASDAQ GS: SEED) is China's leading
agricultural biotechnology company, specializing in crop seed breeding and
genetic improvement, seed production, processing, distribution, and related
technical services. Leading the development of Genetically Modified (GM)
technology, Origin Agritech's phytase corn was the first transgenic corn to
receive the Bio-Safety Certificate from China's Ministry of Agriculture. Over
the years, Origin has established a robust GM seed pipeline including products
with glyphosate tolerance and pest resistance (Bt) traits. Origin operates
production centers, processing centers and breeding stations nationwide with
sales centers located in key crop-planting regions. Product lines are
vertically integrated for corn, rice and canola seeds. For further
information, please log on to the Company's website at: www.originseed.com.cn.

Forward Looking Statement

This release contains forward-looking statements. All forward-looking
statements included in this release are based on information available to us
on the date hereof. These statements involve known and unknown risks,
uncertainties and other factors, which may cause our actual results to differ
materially from those implied by the forward-looking statements. In some
cases, you can identify forward-looking statements by terminology such as
"may," "will," "should," "could," "expects," "plans," "anticipates,"
"believes," "estimates," "predicts," "potential," "targets," "goals,"
"projects," "continue," or variations of such words, similar expressions, or
the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology. Although we
believe that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements are
reasonable, we cannot guarantee future results, levels of activity,
performance or achievements. Therefore, actual results may differ materially
and adversely from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. Neither
we nor any other person can assume responsibility for the accuracy and
completeness of forward-looking statements. Important factors that may cause
actual results to differ from expectations include, but are not limited to,
those risk factors discussed in Origin's filings with the SEC including its
annual report on Form 20-F to be filed. We undertake no obligation to revise
or update publicly any forward-looking statements for any reason.

Origin Agritech Limited
James Chen
Chief Financial Officer

Shiwei Yin, 646-284-9474

SOURCE Origin Agritech Limited

Website: http://www.originseed.com.cn
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