Yongye International Provides Update on Trading Halt

             Yongye International Provides Update on Trading Halt

PR Newswire

BEIJING, April 11, 2013

BEIJING, April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --Yongye International, Inc.
(NASDAQ: YONG) ("Yongye" or the "Company"), a leading developer, manufacturer,
and distributor of crop nutrient products in the People's Republic of China
("PRC"), today provided an update to shareholders on the status of NASDAQ's
request for additional information.

As the Company previously announced on April 1, 2013 as part of its fourth
quarter and full year 2012 earnings announcement, on March 26, 2013 the
Company provided a detailed written response to NASDAQ's request for certain
information relating to the Company's delay in filing its Annual Report on
Form 10-K with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), the
collection of accounts receivable as of year-end 2012, the current state of
the Company's auditor's work in connection with the financial statements to be
included in the Company's Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31,
2012, and the status of the Company's proposed "going private" transaction.

Additionally, as previously disclosed, on April 1, 2013 the Company filed the
Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012 with
the SEC.

Subsequent to the Company's initial response, NASDAQ requested certain
additional information from the Company. The Company is in regular contact
with NASDAQ with respect to this matter and is working diligently to address
NASDAQ's requests. The Company expects that trading in its securities will
remain halted while NASDAQ conducts its inquiry and that such trading will
resume only upon NASDAQ being fully satisfied with the additional information

About Yongye International

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

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains certain statements that may include
"forward-looking statements." All statements other than statements of
historical fact included herein are "forward-looking statements." These
forward-looking statements are often identified by the use of forward-looking
terminology such as "believes," "expects" or similar expressions, involving
known and unknown risks and uncertainties. Although the Company believes that
the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable,
they do involve assumptions, risks and uncertainties, and these expectations
may prove to be incorrect. You should not place undue reliance on these
forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press
release. The Company's actual results could differ materially from those
anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of a variety of
factors, including the risk factors discussed in the Company's periodic
reports that are filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and
available on the SEC's website (http://www.sec.gov). All forward-looking
statements attributable to the Company or persons acting on its behalf are
expressly qualified in their entirety by these risk factors. Other than as
required under the securities laws, the Company does not assume a duty to
update these forward-looking statements.


Yongye International

Ms. Kelly Wang
Finance Director – Capital Markets
Phone: +86-10-8231-9608; +86-10-8232-8866 x 8827
E-mail: ir@yongyeintl.com

FTI Consulting

Mr. John Capodanno (U.S. Contact)
Phone: +1-212-850-5705
E-mail: john.capodanno@fticonsulting.com

SOURCE Yongye International, Inc.

Website: http://www.yongyeintl.com
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