SOURCE: Yasheng Group

July 11, 2012 08:00 ET

Yasheng Group Expands US Mining Project Area

REDWOOD CITY, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 11, 2012) - Yasheng Group (OTCQB: YHGG) (XETRA: YSF), a high-growth diversified China-based agricultural conglomerate with US headquarters in California, today announced the expansion of its mining project area in the United States.

Yasheng Group has staked an additional 48 placer mining claims covering 960 acres in La Paz County, Arizona near the Plomosa Mountain load and placer claims the company optioned in 2011. The Plomosa Mining District is characterized by linear mountain ranges separated by alluvium-filled basins. In southern Arizona, a belt of Precambrian metamorphic rock ranges forms a transition zone between the younger, predominantly volcanic desert mountains of the south and the folded and faulted highlands of central Arizona.

Chairman Zhou Changsheng commented, "The acquisition of the claims in Arizona has solidified our position and we feel confident moving forward to the next stage of operations." A mineral reserve exploration program is scheduled to begin later this year.

Yasheng Group

Yasheng Group, founded over 30 years ago, is a US 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 has total assets of approximately $2.0 billion, over 15,000 employees, and a history of strong sales and earnings growth. Please visit our website and register to receive future press releases directly.

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