GLG Life Tech Corporation
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GLG Life Tech Corporation

October 28, 2015 16:41 ET

GLG Applauds Canadian Beverage Association's Commitment to 20% Calorie Reduction

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Oct. 28, 2015) - The Canadian Beverage Association ("CBA") has established a new initiative to reduce caloric intake from non-alcoholic beverages by 20% over the next ten years. The CBA described this initiative as "a substantial and unique voluntary effort by an industry to help fight obesity" and expects that it "will transform the beverage landscape in Canada." The initiative includes a commitment "to provid[e] consumers with more low- and no-calorie choices."

GLG Life Tech Corporation (TSX:GLG) ("GLG" or the "Company"), a global leader in the agricultural and commercial development of high-quality zero-calorie natural sweeteners, applauds the CBA's health-oriented focus and its firm commitment to reducing caloric intake among Canadian consumers. GLG has proven natural zero-calorie sweetener solutions already in use in global beverage applications that have successfully reduced calories by 20% and at significantly higher levels. As a proud Canadian company, we are looking forward to working with CBA members in reaching their calorie reduction goals.

GLG's natural product portfolio includes zero-calorie stevia and monk fruit extracts, proprietary blends and other functional natural ingredients. GLG also has extensive beverage formulation experience and is ready to demonstrate its expertise to the CBA and constituent companies in developing both low- and no-calorie beverages.

About GLG Life Tech Corporation

GLG Life Tech Corporation is a global leader in the supply of high-purity zero calorie natural sweeteners including stevia and monk fruit extracts used in food and beverages. GLG's vertically integrated operations, which incorporate our Fairness to Farmers program and emphasize sustainability throughout, cover each step in the stevia and monk fruit supply chains including non-GMO seed and seedling breeding, natural propagation, growth and harvest, proprietary extraction and refining, marketing and distribution of the finished products. Additionally, to further meet the varied needs of the food and beverage industry, GLG has launched its Naturals+ product line, enabling it to supply a host of complementary ingredients reliably sourced through its supplier network in China. For further information, please visit www.glglifetech.com.

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