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Yongye Issues Update on NASDAQ Trading Halt, Says Exchange Requested Added Info

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Yongye International, Inc. Updates On Status Of Amended Going Private Transaction
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 Yongye International, Inc. (NASDAQ: YONG) ("Yongye" or the "Company"), a leading developer, manufacturer, and distributor of crop nutrient products in the People's Republic of China ("PRC"), today provided an update to shareholders on the status of NASDAQ's request for additional information.

As the Company previously announced on April 1, 2013 as part of its fourth quarter and full year 2012 earnings announcement, on March 26, 2013 the Company  provided a detailed written response to NASDAQ's request for certain information relating to the Company's delay in filing its Annual Report on Form 10-K with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), the collection of accounts receivable as of year-end 2012, the current state of the Company's auditor's work in connection with the financial statements to be included in the Company's Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012, and the status of the Company's proposed "going private" transaction.

Additionally, as previously disclosed, on April 1, 2013 the Company filed the Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012 with the SEC.

Subsequent to the Company's initial response, NASDAQ requested certain additional information from the Company.  The Company is in regular contact with NASDAQ with respect to this matter and is working diligently to address NASDAQ's requests.  The Company expects that trading in its securities will remain halted while NASDAQ conducts its inquiry and that such trading will resume only upon NASDAQ being fully satisfied with the additional information provided. 

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