SOURCE: Stevia Corp.

Stevia Corp.

July 16, 2013 09:05 ET

Stevia Corp. Announces All July 15 Trades Sequestered Due to Error by FINRA

Error by FINRA Caused Company's Symbol to Be Temporarily Suspended; FINRA Sequesters All Trades for Monday July 15, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS, IN--(Marketwired - Jul 16, 2013) - Stevia Corp. (OTCQB: STEV) ("Stevia Corp" or the "Company"), a farm management company focused on the economic development of stevia, the fastest growing product in the alternative sweetener sector, wishes to inform the public that the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) acknowledged that due to an error on its part, the trading symbol for Stevia Corp. (STEV) was erroneously displayed as invalid on Monday, July 15th and will be corrected as of market open on July 16, 2013.

As a result, FINRA sequestered all trades made on July 15th, apologized to the Company and the Company in turn extends an apology for the concern this caused to its shareholders. In related news, the company wishes to advise it has filed its annual 10-K financial report with the SEC at

George Blankenbaker, Stevia Corp President, comments, "This was a very unfortunate situation that was beyond our control, so we wanted to take this opportunity to assure all of our shareholders that Stevia has remained on track with our development plans as laid out in our Form 8-K filed on June 29th, 2011 and that we actually commenced commercialization ahead of schedule generating over $2 million of revenue during the quarter ending March 31st, 2013 and we are now firmly focused on the continued expansion of our proven business model."

Further details of the Company's business, finances, appointments and agreements can be found as part of the Company's continuous public disclosure as a reporting issuer under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission's ("SEC") EDGAR database. For more information visit:

About Stevia Corp. (OTCQB: STEV)
Stevia Corp. is a farm management company focused on best practice agronomic competency in order to deliver high-value stevia through proprietary plant breeding, excellent agricultural methodologies and innovative post-harvest techniques. To date, the Company has acquired two grower supply contracts and three nursery fields in Vietnam. For more information visit:

About the Stevia Industry Sector
Within two years of the USA market opening, Nielsen-based retail consumption data indicated almost $1 billion of retail sales for the sector. In 2010, stevia products were launched across thirty-five countries and in 38 categories. Zenith International estimates worldwide sales of stevia extract reached 3,500 tons in 2010 with an overall market value of $285 million and forecasts the global market for stevia will reach 11,000 tons by 2014 requiring the tripling of stevia leaf production at the farm level to keep pace with consumer demand. For more information visit:

Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This news release contains "forward-looking statements" as that term is defined in Section 27A of the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Statements in this press release which are not purely historical are forward-looking statements and include any statements regarding beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions regarding the future. Such forward-looking statements include, among other things, revenue and earnings forecasts, business strategy, worldwide sales of stevia products and stevia extracts, growth of stevia leaf production and growth of the stevia global market. Actual results could differ from those projected in any forward-looking statements due to numerous factors. Such factors include, among others, the inherent uncertainties associated with new projects and development stage companies. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this news release, and we assume no obligation to update the forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Although we believe that any beliefs, plans, expectations and intentions contained in this press release are reasonable, there can be no assurance that any such beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions will prove to be accurate. Investors should consult all of the information set forth herein and should also refer to the risk factors disclosure outlined in our annual report on Form 10-K for the most recent fiscal year, our quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and other periodic reports filed from time-to-time with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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