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Origin Agritech Announces Two New Joint Ventures for Origin e-Commune Network

Oct 11, 2018

BEIJING, Oct. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Origin Agritech Ltd. (NASDAQ: SEED), ("the Company" or "Origin") an agriculture technology and rural e-commerce company, today announced the establishment of two new joint ventures: Anhui Aoyu Zhongye Technology Ltd. (Anhui Aoyu) in Anhui province and Xuzhou Aoyu Agricultural Technology Ltd. (Xuzhou Aoyu) in Jiangsu province. Origin holds 50% of equity in Anhui Aoyu and 51% of equity in Xuzhou Aoyu. Five agricultural product distributors are the investing partners in each of these two JVs.

The establishment of these two joint ventures, along with the Hubei Aoyu Agricultural Technology Limited (Hubei Aoyu) announced previously are the cornerstone of the Origin e-Commune Network, which is based on the e-commerce technologies and Origin's strong brand equity across rural China. The successful development of these three joint ventures demonstrated the acceptance of the major distributors toward revolutionary e-commune network philosophy in providing integrated and customized technology solution to the farmers across China.

About Origin Agritech Limited

Origin Agritech Limited, founded in 1997 and headquartered in Zhong-Guan-Cun (ZGC) Life Science Park in Beijing, is China'sleading agricultural technology and a rural social e-commerce company, expanding in mid-2018 from crop seed breeding and genetic improvement business to be a leading technology developer in new rural e-commerce platform and Blockchain technologies. In crop seed biotechnologies, Origin Agritech's phytase corn was the first transgenic corn to receive the Bio-Safety Certificate from China's Ministry of Agriculture. Over the years, Origin has established a robust biotechnology seed pipeline including products with glyphosate tolerance and pest resistance (Bt) traits. For further information, please visit the Company's website at: http://www.originseed.com.cn or http://www.originseed.com.cn/en/.

Forward-Looking Statements

This communication contains "forward-looking statements" as defined in the federal securities laws, including Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Forward-looking statements address expected future business and financial performance and financial condition, and contain words like "expect," "anticipate," "intend," "plan," "believe," "seek," "will," "would," "target," and similar expressions and variations. Forward-looking statements address matters that are uncertain. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are based on assumptions and expectations which may not be realized. They also involve risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the company's control. Some of the important factors that could cause the company's actual results to differ materially from those discussed in forward-looking statements are: failure to develop and market new products and optimally manage product life cycles; ability to respond to market acceptance, rules, regulations and policies affecting our products; failure to appropriately manage process safety and product stewardship issues; changes in laws and regulations or political conditions; global economic and capital markets conditions, such as inflation, interest and currency exchange rates; business or supply disruptions; natural disasters and weather events and patterns; ability to protect and enforce the company's intellectual property rights; and separation of underperforming or non-strategic assets or businesses. The company undertakes no duty to publicly revise or update any forward-looking statements as a result of future developments, or new information or otherwise, should circumstances change, except as otherwise required by securities and other applicable laws.

SOURCE Origin Agritech Limited

For further information: Xin Zhou, Phone: +86-10-58907556, Email: xin.zhou@originseed.com.cn


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