Origin Agritech Further Strengthens Its Board Of Directors

BEIJING, April 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Origin Agritech Ltd. (NASDAQ: SEED) (the "Company" or "Origin"), an agriculture technology and rural e-commerce company, today announced that Dr, Min Lin will join the Company's Board of Directors as independent...
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BEIJING, April 30, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Origin Agritech Ltd. (SEED) - Get Origin Agritech Ltd. Report(the "Company" or "Origin"), an agriculture technology and rural e-commerce company, today announced that Dr, Min Lin will join the Company's Board of Directors as independent board members.

Dr. Min Lin is currently a professor at the Biotechnology Research Institute of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) located in Beijing, China. From 2005 to 2019, Dr. Lin served as the director of the Biotechnology Research Institute of CAAS. Dr. Lin also served as Executive Vice President for the Chinese Society of Agri-Biotechnology and Vice President for Chinese Society of Biotechnology. Dr. Lin has been a visiting scientist at the Institut Pasteur in France and at the Research Institute for Plant Protection (IPO-DLO) in the Netherlands. Dr. Lin received his Ph.D. and Master's Degree from CAAS and his Bachelor's degree in Biology from University of Sichuan.

"I'm very excited that Dr. Lin is joining our board, Dr. Lin is the leading agri-biotechnology scientist in China and has been in collaboration with Origin for many years," said Dr. Gengchen Han, Origin's Chairman and CEO. "I'm sure his addition to our board will help Origin to continue its leadership in the corn seed biotechnology development in 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's leading 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/.

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