SOURCE: Agria Corporation

Agria Corporation

September 03, 2010 06:00 ET

Agria Streamlines Operations Management

BEIJING--(Marketwire - September 3, 2010) -  Agria Corporation (NYSE: GRO) (the "Company" or "Agria"), a China-based company with investments in the agriculture sector, today announced the streamlining of the management of its China operations.

Since disposing of P3A in July 2010, Agria's business operations in China are focused on creating a profitable seed business. This business comprises three business units: research and development, production and marketing. Agria has recruited managers with many years of experience in both domestic and international seed companies to lead each of these business units. Each of these business unit leaders reports directly to the CEO. As a result, the position of Chief Operating Officer has now become redundant. Accordingly, Agria has accepted the resignation of Mr. Zhao Yue from his position of Chief Operating Officer and currently does not intend to seek a replacement for the position.

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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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