Vancouver, B.C. September 30, 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 the Ontario Superior Court of Justice has ordered that the lone remaining shareholder lawsuit brought against GLG be discontinued. With the prior discontinuance of a similar action brought in the Supreme Court of British Columbia, the Ontario court’s order brings an end to the Canadian shareholder lawsuits. The plaintiffs in the Canadian lawsuits had filed for discontinuances following dismissal earlier this year of a shareholder lawsuit brought against GLG in the United States District Court (“District Court”) for the Southern District of New York. That lawsuit was resolved upon the District Court’s order granting GLG’s motion to dismiss, in which the District Court reviewed the pleadings and concluded that the plaintiffs had not put forth any allegations sufficient to allow the suit to proceed. The order was not appealed and became final in March of this year. From the outset of these lawsuits, the Company has viewed these suits as meritless, stood by its continuous public disclosure record, and vigorously defended itself against the allegations. Now, with the latest discontinuance, GLG is pleased to have had all litigation against it brought to a favorable end.
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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