SOURCE: Stevia Corp.

Stevia Corp.

June 06, 2012 09:00 ET

Stevia Corp. President Outlines Plans to Maximize Revenue

Blankenbaker Delivers Second in Series of 3 Articles Detailing Advances and Advantages

INDIANAPOLIS, IN--(Marketwire - Jun 6, 2012) - Stevia Corp. (OTCBB: 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, is pleased to offer insights regarding its plans to maximize revenues as it begins the commercialization phase.

The stevia industry is segmented into several processes, which can broadly be categorized as farming, extraction and refining, as well as product formulation development for consumption.

George Blankenbaker, Stevia Corp. President, commented, "Each of these broad categories provides a value-add process and offers an opportunity to greatly enhance revenues and in several cases, delivers increased margins as a result. Our goal is to become vertically integrated along the entire supply chain to maximize our revenues and profits."

Blankenbaker further explained, "As noted in our previous press release, research is showing that stevia is good for animals as well as humans and this is a perfect opportunity for Stevia Corp. to establish itself as the leading stevia-enhanced feed supplier within the agriculture and aquaculture industries by leveraging its existing Farm Management core competencies."

Pursuant to the previously announced supply and cooperative Agreements with Tech-New Bio-Technology ("TechNew") and the formulation of stevia supplemented feed and fertilizer additives, Stevia Corp. is now positioned to take advantage of each stage of the supply chain.

Blankenbaker added, "Stevia Corp. intends to grow the Stevia leaf, extract the steviol glycosides for both mainstream and agriculture applications, produce multiple end products including proprietary stevia supplemented feed additives and fertilizers, and then apply those products to its existing Farm Management model. Our fully integrated model will result in an extended supply chain with higher value-added products consummating with consumer products such as prawns delivering enhanced brand positioning under the Stevia Quality Mark."

Blankenbaker concluded, "While Stevia Corp. continues to service the mainstream market, it will focus on acquisitions to support downstream integration into the agriculture and aquaculture sectors where the Company is able to leverage its existing core competencies and supply chain networks. This plan will help position the Company to become the industry leader producing a number of value-added stevia-enhanced products which offer significant opportunities for corporate growth leading to maximized shareholder value."

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. (OTCBB: 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, commencement of commercial activities, extraction of steviol glycosides for both mainstream and agriculture applications, production of multiple end products, extension of supply chain, future acquisitions, business strategy, worldwide sales of stevia extract and sweetened products, 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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