SOURCE: S & W Seed Company

S & W Seed Company

April 06, 2011 09:30 ET

S&W Seed Expands Global Sales Distribution Network

New Distributor Serving Global Ag Markets Issues $260,000 Purchase Order for S&W's Proprietary Alfalfa Varieties

FIVE POINTS, CA--(Marketwire - April 6, 2011) - S&W Seed Company (NASDAQ: SANW) today announced the expansion of its global distribution network with the addition of an international distributor of forage crops currently serving international agricultural markets. The new international dealer relationship was marked by the issuance of an initial $260,000 purchase order for the Company's proprietary alfalfa varieties. The seed is expected to be shipped within the next 30 days, and is anticipated to represent the first of several orders from this new distributor over the coming months. 

"Late last year, S&W undertook a strategic imperative to expand our international distribution channels and, by extension, the number of farmers worldwide who benefit from the planting of our leading alfalfa varieties," noted Mark Grewal, S&W's President and CEO. "We continue to look for new international distributors to complement and not displace our existing international distribution channels, which should result in us achieving significant and more diversified market penetration worldwide."

About S&W Seed Company
Founded in 1980 and headquartered in the Central Valley of California, S&W Seed Company is a leading producer of warm climate, high yield alfalfa seed varieties, including varieties that can thrive in poor, saline soils, as verified over decades of university-sponsored trials. S&W also offers seed cleaning and processing at its 40-acre facility in Five Points, California. In fiscal 2010, the Company launched a business expansion initiative centered on its plan to mass produce stevia leaf in the U.S. in response to growing global demand for the all-natural, zero calorie sweetener from the food and beverage industry. For more information, please visit www.swseedco.com.

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