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Yasheng Group

October 11, 2010 08:00 ET

Yasheng Group Announces the Appointment of Independent Board Members

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwire - October 11, 2010) - Yasheng Group (OTCQB: YHGG), a high-growth diversified China-based agricultural company with US headquarters in California, today announced the appointment of independent board members. Joining the Yasheng Group Board are Mr. Wei Tingwu, Mr. Yang Baoquan, Mr. Zhang Xinmin, Mr. Liu Darong, and Mr. Wang Anxue, supporting the Company's goal of creating a more independent Board of Directors and sound corporate governance.

"In searching for the most qualified candidates, we will continue to look for seasoned and international leaders with long records of accomplishment to bring more diversity to our Board of Directors. I would like to welcome our new board members to the Company," stated Chairman Zhou Cheng Sheng.

On September 24, 2010, our Board of Directors elected five new independent directors effective October 1, 2010. These directors join the Company's Board in addition to the currently sitting members. The new Directors are:

Mr. Wei Tingwu, born in 1966. Since March 2009 Mr. Wei has served as General Manager and Engineering Technical Director for Lanzhou Jiaoda Engineering Consulting Co., Ltd., where he has overseen the development and construction of many large projects throughout China. Previously, from 1997 to 2009, Mr. Wei was Technical Director with Jiuquan City Project Construction Inspection Center. He is a Senior Engineer. Mr. Wei has over 20 years experience in engineering supervision and administrative management;

Mr. Yang Baoquan, born in 1966. From 2001 to 2010, Mr. Yang was the Chief Technology Officer for the Jiuquan Botanical Garden. From 1987 to 1999, Mr. Yang served as an engineer and subsequently Technical Director for the Jiuquan City Forestry Bureau. Mr. Yang received a Bachelor's Degree from Gansu Agriculture University, majoring in Forestry and Ecological Protection. Mr. Yang is a Senior Engineer. He has over 20-years experience in the fields of ecological protection and administrative management;

Mr. Zhang Xinmin, born in 1969. Mr. Zhang is a licensed attorney and certified public accountant in China. For the past five years Mr. Zhang has worked at the Jiuquan Yangguan Law Firm as a senior attorney and simultaneously with the Jiuquan Hongzheng Accounting Firm as a certified public accountant. Mr. Zhang has acted as counsel on numerous substantial corporate transactions and is expert in the area of internal control and financial audit. Mr. Zhang has been practicing law for over 12 years and holds a L.L.B degree;

Mr. Liu Darong, born in 1966. From 1995 to 2010, Mr. Liu has served as Chairman and legal representative with Akesai County Granite Stone Material Factory in China. During this period, Mr. Liu took a leading role in stone material program with many large projects, including Mo Gao Grotto at Dunhuang. From 1988 to 1994, Mr. Liu was Vice Major with Gansu Qingshui County. Mr. Liu has over twenty-year experience in project and administrative management;

Mr. Wang Anxue, born in 1954. From 2000 to 2010, Mr. Wang has served as a Senior Engineer with the Suzhou Municipal Water Affairs Bureau in China, in charge of water resources engineering survey and design. During the period, he won a Second Prize in Science and Technology Progress at Gansu Province level. Previously, from 1986 to 2000, Mr. Wang served as the Corp Secretary for Jiuquan Dayu Co., Ltd., a listed company in China. Mr. Wang is a Senior Engineer. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering. Mr. Wang has over 25 years experience in survey and administrative management.

Yasheng Group

Yasheng Group (OTCQB: YHGG) (, founded over 30 years ago, is a U.S. holding company that conducts primarily agricultural operations in the Northwest of China. Today it is one of China's leading producers and marketers with six major product segments including field crops, vegetables, fruit, specialty crops, hops, hemp, seeds, beef and poultry. Yasheng is a supplier of high-quality agricultural products to world-famous conglomerates such as McDonald's, KFC, Tsingtao Beer, and Pepsi. The company is led by a highly qualified management team and it has total assets of approximately $1.7 billion, over 15,000 employees, and a history of strong record of sales and earnings growth.

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Except for the historical information contained herein, certain matters discussed in this press release are forward-looking statements which involve risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements are based on expectations and assumptions as of the date of this press release and are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties are discussed in the Company's various filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company assumes no obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

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