Yongye International Provides Update on Trading Halt

Apr 11, 2013, 16:05 ET from Yongye International, Inc.

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 provided. 

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 www.yongyeintl.com.

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

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