Agria Appoints Patrick Wai Yip Tsang as Chief Financial Officer

Agria Appoints Patrick Wai Yip Tsang as Chief Financial Officer 
BEIJING -- (Marketwire) -- 02/15/13 --  Agria Corporation (NYSE: GRO)
(the "Company" or "Agria") today announced that it has appointed
Patrick Wai Yip Tsang as Chief Financial Officer effective February
15, 2013. Mr. Tsang is currently a director of PGG Wrightson Limited
(NZSE: PGW), the Company's majority-owned subsidiary listed on the
New Zealand Stock Exchange, and a director of China Pipe Group
Limited, a company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Mr. Tsang
has over twenty years of experience in auditing, accounting, investor
relations and corporate finance, including involvement in a number of
initial public offering, restructuring and merger and acquisition
transactions. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Tsang held finance
roles at a number of companies listed on the Hong Kong Stock
Exchange, including China Resources Enterprises Limited and Tianjin
Development Holdings Limited. Prior to that, Mr. Tsang served as an
auditor with PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mr. Tsang holds a bachelor's
degree with honors in accountancy and is a fellow member of the Hong
Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, a fellow member of
the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and a member of
the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. 
Mr. Alan Lai, Agria's Chairman of the Board, commented, "We are
pleased to have Patrick join us as our new chief financial officer.
He is distinctly qualified to serve in this position and we are
looking forward to leveraging his expertise and skills for both the
day-to-day financial operations and the long-term strategic planning
of the Company. We expect him to contribute quickly to Agria's
strategic vision and continued growth." 
About Agria Corporation 
Agria Corporation (NYSE: GRO) is an agricultural company with
operations in China and internationally. Agria operates three
principal business lines: China seeds, international seeds and
agriservices. In China, Agria engages in research and development,
production and sale of seed products, including field corn seeds,
edible corn seeds and vegetable seeds. Agria owns through Agria Asia
a 50.22% equity interest in PGG Wrightson Limited, New Zealand's
largest ag
ricultural services company. For more information about PGG
Wrightson Limited, please visit For more
information about Agria Corporation, please visit  
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Catherine Leung
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