Vancouver, B.C. September 12, 2014 – GLG Life Tech Corporation (TSX: GLG) (“GLG” or the “Company”), a global leader in the agricultural and commercial development of high-quality natural sweeteners, is pleased to announce that it has finalized an agreement that is expected to result in conversion of a $4.3 million obligation into shares in the Company. The obligation originated with GLG’s disposition of its interest in the AN0C joint venture. Pursuant to that disposition, on September 30, 2013, GLG issued a three-year convertible note to China Agricultural Healthy Foods Limited (“CAHFC”) with a principal amount of CAD $4,295,532.65 due September 30, 2016, or convertible into common shares of GLG at $1.80 per share. The agreement recently signed by GLG and CAHFC will amend that note, such that the principal amount would be, upon final regulatory approval, immediately converted into common shares at $1.00 per share which would be at a premium to the September 11th closing pricing of the Company’s stock of 435%. Upon conversion, CAHFC would become an insider of GLG holding approximately 11.4% of the issued and outstanding shares of the Company. The TSX has granted conditional approval of the agreement and the amended exercise price, pending its final regulatory review and the clearance of the applicable personal information forms to be submitted by CAHFC. Once the TSX issues final approval, the signed agreement will thereupon become fully effective and the principal balance will be converted into shares at the new rate and the debt obligation will be eliminated. With this accelerated conversion, GLG will remove from its books this substantial liability.
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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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