S&W Seed Company Board Authorizes Share Buyback Program

FIVE POINTS, Calif., June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- S&W Seed Company (Nasdaq: SANW) today announced its Board of Directors has approved a program to repurchase up to $3.0 million of the company's outstanding shares of common stock from time to time until June 25, 2014.  The amount and timing of repurchases, if any, will depend on a number of factors, including price, trading volume, general market conditions, legal requirements, and other factors. The repurchases may be made on the open market, in block trades, or in privately negotiated transactions.  Any shares of common stock repurchased under the program will be considered issued but not outstanding shares of the company's common stock.

About S&W Seed Company
Founded in 1980, S&W Seed Company is a global agricultural company, headquartered in the Central Valley of California. The company is the largest producer of non-dormant alfalfa seed varieties in the world, with production operations in the San Joaquin and Imperial Valley's of California, as well as in South Australia. The company has worldwide sales and distribution through both a direct sales force as well as dealer-distributors.  The company's proprietary varieties are designed to meet the shifting needs of farmers that require high performance in poor and highly saline soil conditions and have been verified over decades of university-sponsored trials.  Additionally, the company is utilizing its research and breeding expertise to develop and produce U.S.-based stevia leaf.  Stevia is an all-natural, zero calorie sweetener from the food and beverage industry. For more information, please visit www.swseedco.com.

Safe Harbor Statement
This release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended and such forward-looking statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. "Forward-looking statements" describe future expectations, plans, results, or strategies and are generally preceded by words such as "may," "future," "plan" or "planned," "will" or "should," "expected," "anticipates," "draft," "eventually" or "projected." You are cautioned that such statements are subject to a multitude of risks and uncertainties that could cause future circumstances, events, or results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements, including the risks that actual results may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements as a result of various factors and other risks identified in the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2012, and in other filings made by the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Contact: 

Robert Blum, Joe Dorame, Joe Diaz       

Matthew Szot

Lytham Partners, LLC

Chief Financial Officer

602-889-9700

S&W Seed Company

sanw@lythampartners.com

559-884-2535

www.lythampartners.com  

www.swseedco.com

SOURCE S&W Seed Company



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