SOURCE: Agria Corporation

Agria Corporation

March 30, 2011 23:43 ET

Agria Gives Notice to Extend PGG Wrightson Limited Partial Takeover Offer Period From 15 April to 23 April 2011

BEIJING--(Marketwire - March 30, 2011) -   Agria (Singapore) Pte Ltd (Agria) today gave notice to extend the offer period from 15 April to 23 April 2011 for its partial takeover offer (Offer) to the shareholders of PGG Wrightson Limited (PGW). 

The notice is pursuant to Rule 28 of the Takeovers Code that it has varied the Offer in accordance with Rule 27(d) and (e) of the Takeovers Code by extending the offer period and the date specified in the Offer by which it is to become unconditional, from 15 April 2011 to 23 April 2011. This has been agreed with Pyne Gould Corporation Limited (PGC) in accordance with the pre-bid agreement entered into between Agria and PGC.

The Offer refers to the partial takeover offer by Agria dated 24 January 2011 to purchase an additional 38.3% of the shares in PGG Wrightson Limited not currently held by Agria. 

All other terms of the Offer remain as set out in the Offer.

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Agria Corporation (NYSE: GRO) is a China-based company with investments in the agricultural sector. For more information about Agria Corporation, please visit

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