SOURCE: Agria Corporation

Agria Corporation

June 13, 2016 07:30 ET

Agria Notified by NYSE of Non-Compliance With Minimum Average Closing Price Listing Standard

HONG KONG, CHINA--(Marketwired - Jun 13, 2016) - Agria Corporation (NYSE: GRO) (the "Company" or "Agria"), a global agriculture company, today announced that the Company was notified by the New York Stock Exchange ("NYSE") that the Company is not in compliance with the NYSE minimum average closing price continued listing standard. The standard requires a listed security to maintain a minimum average closing price of $1.00 per share over a consecutive 30-trading-day period. The NYSE noted that the minimum average closing price is the only listing criteria with which the Company is not in compliance. The Company has six months from receipt of the notification to bring its ADS price and average ADS price back above $1.00.

Alan Lai, Executive Chairman of Agria, commented, "We are committed to maintaining our NYSE listing and are formulating plans intended to restore our compliance with the listing standard. Furthermore, we expect to significantly increase our investor relations activity in the months ahead. We are excited about Agria's prospects for growth and improving profitability, and want to ensure that our investors are fully informed of the Company's performance and future growth initiatives."

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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