BEIJING, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Yongye International, Inc. (YONG) ("Yongye" or the "Company"), a leading developer, manufacturer, and distributor of crop nutrient products in the People's Republic of China, today announced that, at the special meeting of stockholders of the Company held on February 19, 2014, the Company's stockholders approved the adjournment of the special meeting and that the special meeting has been adjourned until 2:00 p.m. Beijing Time, on March 5, 2014, at Jinshan Economic Development Zone, Hohhot City, Inner Mongolia, the People's Republic of China.
The special meeting is being adjourned to provide the Company with additional time to solicit proxies from its stockholders in favor of the proposal to approve the previously announced agreement and plan of merger (the "Merger Agreement"), dated as of September 23, 2013, as it may be amended from time to time, among the Company, Full Alliance International Limited, Yongye International Limited ("Parent") and Yongye International Merger Sub Limited.
The board of directors of the Company continues to recommend that the Company's stockholders vote "FOR" the proposal to approve the Merger Agreement. Parent has consented to the adjournment as required by the Merger Agreement.
Submission of proxies in respect of the adjourned special meeting via internet and telephone will continue to be available until 11:59 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time on Tuesday, March 4, 2014.
Stockholders who have previously submitted their proxy or otherwise voted, and who do not want to change their vote, need not take any action. Stockholders who have questions about the merger proposal, need assistance in submitting their proxy or voting their shares (or changing a prior vote of their shares) should contact MacKenzie Partners, Inc., the firm assisting with the proxy solicitation, at +1(800) 322-2885 or +1-212-929-5500 (outside of the United States).
Additional Information and Where to Find It
This communication is neither a solicitation of a proxy nor an offer to purchase nor a solicitation of an offer to sell any securities. This communication is also not a substitute for any proxy statement or other filings that may be made with the SEC with respect to the Merger.
In connection with the special meeting of stockholders to be held to approve the Merger Agreement, the Company filed a definitive proxy statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") on January 9, 2014, and has mailed the definitive proxy statement to its stockholders. In addition, certain participants in the proposed transaction have mailed to the Company's stockholders a Schedule 13E-3 transaction statement. These documents have been filed with the SEC. INVESTORS AND STOCKHOLDERS ARE URGED TO READ CAREFULLY AND IN THEIR ENTIRETY THESE MATERIALS AND OTHER MATERIALS FILED WITH THE SEC CAREFULLY WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE, AS THEY CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT PARENT, THE COMPANY, THE MERGER, THE PERSONS SOLICITING PROXIES IN CONNECTION WITH THE MERGER ON BEHALF OF THE COMPANY AND THE INTERESTS OF THOSE PERSONS IN THE MERGER AND RELATED MATTERS. In addition to receiving the proxy statement and Schedule 13E-3 transaction statement by mail, stockholders also are able to obtain these documents, as well as other filings containing information about the Company, the proposed merger and related matters, without charge, from the SEC's website (http://www.sec.gov) or at the SEC's public reference room at 100 F Street, NE, Room 1580, Washington, D.C. 20549. In addition, these documents can be obtained, without charge, by contacting the Company at Yongye International, Inc., 6th Floor, Suite 608, Xue Yuan International Tower, No. 1 Zhichun Road, Haidian District, Beijing, PRC, telephone: +86 10 8231 8866. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Participants in the Solicitation
The Company and certain of its directors, executive officers and other members of management and employees may, under SEC rules, be deemed to be "participants" in the solicitation of proxies from the Company's stockholders with respect to the proposed merger. Information regarding the persons who may be considered "participants" in the solicitation of proxies is set forth in the proxy statement and Schedule 13E-3 transaction statement relating to the proposed merger which have been filed with the SEC. Additional information regarding the interests of such potential participants is included in the proxy statement and Schedule 13E-3 transaction statement and the other relevant documents filed with the SEC.
About Yongye International, Inc.
Yongye International, Inc. is a leading crop nutrient company headquartered in Beijing, with its production facilities located in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia, China. Yongye's principal product is a liquid crop nutrient, from which the Company derived substantially all of the sales in 2012. The Company also produces powder animal nutrient product which is mainly used for dairy cows. Both products are sold under the trade name "Shengmingsu", which means "life essential" in Chinese. The Company's patented formula utilizes fulvic acid as the primary compound base and is combined with various micro and macro nutrients that are essential for the health of the crops. The Company sells its products primarily to provincial level distributors, who sell to the end-users either directly or indirectly through county-level and village-level distributors. For more information, please visit the Company's website at www.yongyeintl.com.
Safe Harbor Statement
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Yongye International, Inc.
Ms. Rain Xia
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Ms. May Shen (China Contact)