SOURCE: Agria Corporation

Agria Corporation

April 15, 2011 01:35 ET

Overseas Investment Office Consent Granted for Agria to Acquire Additional Shares in PGG Wrightson Limited

BEIJING--(Marketwire - Apr 15, 2011) - Agria (Singapore) Pte Limited (Agria) is pleased to announce that the New Zealand Overseas Investment Office has granted consent to Agria in connection with its takeover offer (Offer) and shareholding in PGG Wrightson Limited (PGW).

To date, Agria has received acceptances under its Offer which, taken together with shares it currently holds in PGW, give Agria 50.52% of the shares in PGW. This includes the acceptance received from Pyne Gould Corporation Limited, for its entire 18.32% shareholding in PGW.

Under Agria's Offer, it can only obtain a maximum of 50.01% of the shares in PGW. This means that as more shareholders accept the Offer between now and the end of the Offer period acceptances will be subject to scaling as set out in the Offer document.

Having received the approval from the New Zealand Overseas Investment Office, Agria, in order to be able to declare its Offer unconditional subject to the terms of its Offer, needs to obtain certain Chinese regulatory approvals by 23 April 2011.

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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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