GLG Life Tech Corporation
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GLG Life Tech Corporation

May 12, 2009 06:30 ET

GLG Life Tech Corporation Announces New Customer Zevia Launches Reformulated Product Line With GLG Rebiana Extract

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - May 12, 2009) - GLG Life Tech Corporation (TSX:GLG) ("GLG" or the "Company"), the vertically integrated leader in the agricultural and industrial development of stevia extracts has partnered with Zevia to provide rebiana, an all natural high purity stevia extract sweetener. In efforts to enhance the quality and taste of its products, Zevia has recently launched a reformulation of its natural soda lines which now utilize GLG rebiana stevia extract. Zevia has been recognized by SPINS, a division of AC Nielson for retail performance, as the #1 selling diet soda in the all natural food category as well as the #3 best selling product over all carbonated beverages in natural foods.

Zevia is considered the first cola on the market to be formulated with stevia. Other flavors developed by Zevia, each of which utilize GLG rebiana material, include Lemon Lime Twist, Root Beer, Black Cherry, Orange and Ginger Ale. The company has achieved national distribution in the United States including through major retailers such as Whole Foods.

GLG is the leading producer of rebiana, an all natural, zero-calorie stevia extract made with 97% pure rebaudioside A. President of GLG Brian Palmieri stated, "GLG and our sales and marketing arm GLG-Weider Sweet Naturals have been working with over 400 companies globally in the research, formulation and testing of new products which utilize our stevia extracts. We are pleased to be working with Zevia, a leader in product innovation, to enhance the flavor and quality of their all natural beverage line. Zevia's favor among consumers is evident in its leading brand position and we look forward to positive sales growth for this excellent product."

Ian Eisenberg, Principal and Director for Zevia said, "Zevia is proud to work with a market leader like GLG. GLG consistently provides Zevia with the highest quality stevia in order to create the only zero calorie all natural soda available anywhere in the world. With a partner like GLG, we are assured a long term consistent supplier of the best quality stevia."

About GLG Life Tech Corporation

GLG Life Tech Corporation is a global leader in the supply of high purity stevia, an all natural, zero-calorie sweetener used in food and beverages. The Company's operations cover each step in the stevia supply chain including non-GMO stevia seed breeding, natural propagation, stevia leaf growth and harvest, proprietary extraction and refining, marketing and distribution of finished product. GLG's advanced technology and extraction technique make it a leading producer of rebiana high purity rebaudioside A extract.

Please visit www.glglifetech.com for further information.

Forward-looking statements: Certain statements in this press release constitute "forward-looking statements". Forward-looking statements involve various risks and uncertainties. There can be no assurance that such statements will prove to be accurate, and actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the Company's expectations include operational risks, the effects of general economic conditions, changing foreign exchange rates and actions by government authorities, uncertainties associated with legal proceedings and negotiations, industry supply levels, competitive pricing pressures and other risks and uncertainties disclosed under the heading "Risk Factors" in our Annual Information Form in respect of our year-ended December 31, 2008 and the risk factors in our Management's Discussion and Analysis ("MD&A") for the year ended December 31, 2008, both of which are available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. The Company's forward-looking statements reflect the beliefs, opinions and projections on the date the statements are made. The Company assumes no obligation to update forward-looking information should circumstances or management's estimates or opinions change, except as required by law.

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