SOURCE: Agria Corporation

Agria Corporation

May 17, 2016 08:25 ET

Agria Announces Change to Board of Directors

HONG KONG, CHINA--(Marketwired - May 17, 2016) - Agria Corporation (NYSE: GRO) (the "Company" or "Agria") today announced that the Company's executive director Mr. Brent de Jong will step down, effective May 31, 2016. Having been a director of the Company since the 8th of June 2015, Mr. de Jong is stepping down from his Board position to focus on personal and other business interests and commitments.

Alan Lai, Executive Chairman of the Company, commented, "During the last year with the Company, Mr. de Jong made significant contributions to the Company's success. As a member of the Board, he helped position the Company for future growth, especially in expanding our international footprint. On behalf of the Board of Directors, I want to thank Brent for his service to the Company, and wish him the best in his future endeavors."

About Agria Corporation
Agria (NYSE: GRO) is a global agricultural company with three principal business segments: Seed and Grain; Crop Protection, Nutrients and Merchandise; and Rural Services. The Seed and Grain segment is engaged in research and development, production and sale of a broad range of seed products and trading of seed and grain products globally. The Crop Protection, Nutrients and Merchandise segment operates an extensive chain of retail stores that supply farm input materials. The Rural Services segment provides livestock trading, wool trading, irrigation and pumping, real estate agency and other agriservices. For more information about Agria Corporation, please visit

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