SOURCE: Agria Corporation

Agria Corporation

July 05, 2012 05:26 ET

Agria Corporation Announces Departure of Director

BEIJING--(Marketwire - Jul 5, 2012) -  Agria Corporation (NYSE: GRO) (the "Company" or "Agria"), a China-based agricultural company with operations in seeds in China and internationally and in agri-services, today announced that the two-year service contract of Dr. Kenneth J. DeWoskin, who served as a member of the board of directors and the audit committee of the Company, has expired. Dr. DeWoskin will leave the Company, effective immediately, in order to pursue other interests.

"We thank Kenneth for his time, insights and contributions as a director of the Company and wish him well in his future endeavors," said Guanglin Lai, Chairman of Agria.

Following Dr. DeWoskin's departure, Agria remains in full compliance with all the relevant rules with respect to audit committee composition and independence, with its audit committee consisting of Wak Kwong Tsang, Sean Shao and Joo Hai-Lee, who have over 60 years of cumulative experience in major accounting firms and have extensive experience working with publicly-listed companies.

About Agria Corporation

Agria Corporation (NYSE: GRO) is a China-based agricultural company with operations in seeds in China and internationally and in agri-services. In China, Agria engages in research and development, production and sale of seed products, including field corn seeds, edible corn seeds and vegetable seeds. Agria owns through Agria Asia a 50.22% equity interest in PGG Wrightson, New Zealand's largest agricultural services company. PGG Wrightson reported turnover of NZ$1.2 billion (US$1.0 billion) for the 12 months ended June 30, 2011. For more information about PGG Wrightson, please visit For more information about Agria Corporation, please visit

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