SOURCE: Agria Corporation

Agria Corporation

December 24, 2010 04:29 ET

Clarification by Agria Regarding Its Intentions in Relation to the Partial Takeover Offer for PGG Wrightson Limited

BEIJING--(Marketwire - December 24, 2010) - Yesterday, Agria Corporation (NYSE: GRO) (Agria) together with China-based New Hope Group (New Hope) announced a partial takeover offer for PGG Wrightson Limited (PGW).

In its announcement yesterday, Agria's CEO said, "Agria has no intention to increase its shareholding above 50.01% if the offer is successful, and has committed not to make a further offer at a higher price for a period of 12 months." 

Agria wishes to clarify that its present intention is not to acquire more than 50.01% of PGW through this takeover offer.

Further, Agria has committed itself in the draft takeover offer document not to make a further takeover offer at a higher price for a period of 12 months.

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