NASDAQ Halts Yongye International Inc.

NASDAQ Halts Yongye International Inc.

NEW YORK, March 18, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The NASDAQ Stock Market^®
(Nasdaq:NDAQ) announced that trading was halted today in Yongye International
Inc. (Nasdaq:YONG) at 09:28:56 Eastern Time for "additional information
requested" from the company at a last price of $5.32.

Trading will remain halted until Yongye International Inc. has fully satisfied
NASDAQ's request for additional information.

For news and additional information about the company, please contact the
company directly or check under the company's symbol using InfoQuotes^SM on
the NASDAQ^® Web site.

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