Origin Agritech Limited Named to Forbes Asia “Best under a Billion” List

BEIJING-(BUSINESS WIRE)-Oct.10,2007-Origin Agritech Limited (NASDAQ: SEED) (“Origin”) today announced that it was selected by the editors of Forbes Asia magazine as one of Asia’s 200 “Best Under a Billion” companies.The annual “Best Under A Billion” list draws from over 22,500 publicly listed companies in Asia and the Pacific. These listed companies,each with less than $1 billion in sales over the past year,are screened for consistent profitability and growth over the past three years.The list is available in the October 1, 2007 issue of Forbes Asia,as well as at www.forbes.com/BUB.

“We are honored to be recognized as one of the top emerging companies in the booming Asia-Pacific region,” stated Dr. Gengchen Han, Chairman and CEO of Origin Agritech. “Origin has grown significantly since its founding in 1997 by developing and leveraging a vertically-integrated business platform that includes one of the most robust hybrid seed portfolios and pipelines in China. Our proprietary products are combined with the country’s largest production capacity, national distribution, and a solid financial position. We are focused on the continued execution of our strategic growth plan and are positioned to serve the needs of farmers throughout China and parts of southeast Asia.”

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