Vancouver, B.C. June 19, 2013 ‐ GLG Life Tech Corporation (TSX: GLG) (“GLG” or the “Company”), a vertically‐integrated leader in the agricultural and commercial development of high quality stevia, announces that the British Columbia Securities Commission (“BCSC”) has completed their continuous disclosure review and issued a revocation order relating to the cease trade order issued on May 2, 2012. The Company has applied to the Ontario Securities Commission and the Manitoba Securities Commission for revocation of the cease trade orders issued in those jurisdictions. The Company is diligently working through the remaining steps in the process with the expectation that the Company’s shares will commence trading again in the near future. The Company is also pleased to announce that it has now successfully renewed all of its bank loans, improving the Company’s balance sheet and working capital position. The Company has now signed loan refinancing agreements with all of its short term loan lenders. The balance of these loans is currently approximately $58.7 million. The net effect of the restructuring agreements is to split the amounts due over three years. The loans due for repayments for 2013 are $8.6 million, the loans due for repayments for 2014 are $29.2 million and the loans due for repayments for 2015 are $18.4 million.
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About GLG Life Tech Corporations
GLG Life Tech Corporation is a global leader in the supply of high-purity stevia extracts, an all-natural zero-calorie sweetener used in food and beverages. GLG’s vertically integrated operations cover each step in the stevia supply chain including Non-GMO stevia seed breeding, natural propagation, stevia leaf growth and harvest, proprietary extraction and refining, marketing and distribution of the finished product. GLG has similarly positioned itself, through parallel vertically integrated Luo Han Guo operations, to be a leader in the supply of high-purity Luo Han Guo extracts. Additionally, to further meet the varied needs of the food and beverage industry, GLG has launched its Naturals+ product line, enabling it to supply a host of complementary ingredients reliably sourced through its R8 supplier network in China. For further information, please visit www.glglifetech.com
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