Yongye International COO, board member Nan Xu resigns for personal reasons; company anticipates smooth transition, with duties and responsibilities of COO being assumed by members of the senior management team

BEIJING , September 30, 2013 (press release) – 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 announced that Mr. Nan Xu has resigned from the role of Chief Operating Officer and as a member of the Board of Directors. Mr. Xu's resignation was for personal reasons and his last day of service to Yongye will be October 1, 2013.

Mr. Xu's responsibilities and duties as Chief Operating Officer will be assumed by members of the senior management team and a smooth transition is anticipated. The Company does not currently plan to nominate a new member to the Board of Directors.

Mr. Zishen Wu, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Yongye, stated, "We would like to thank Mr. Xu for his dedication to Yongye and for his important contributions to the development and growth of the Company. We wish him the very best in his future endeavors."

"It has been an honor and privilege to be a part of Yongye's senior management team and Board of Directors during what was a critical point in the Company's evolution," stated Mr. Nan Xu. "I wish the entire team continued success."

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.

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SOURCE Yongye International, Inc.

Source: PR Newswire (September 30, 2013 - 6:57 AM EDT)

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