BEIJING, April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Yongye International, Inc. (NASDAQ: YONG), ("Yongye" or the "Company") a leading developer, manufacturer, and distributor of crop nutrient products in the People's Republic of China ("PRC"), today provided an update on accounts receivable collection as of the quarter ended March 31, 2012. During the first quarter of 2012 the Company collected $140 million of $154 million accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts at the end of 2011. The Company has taken measures to increase its collection efforts and closely monitor its distributors' financial status, and it expects to collect the remaining accounts receivable balance in the second quarter of 2012. The Company's regular payment terms allow distributors to pay the total purchase price within six months after the receipt of the Company's products. Recent tightening of local credit markets has increased utilization of the Company's full six month credit term by its distributors, which contributed to the Company's account receivables at the end of 2011. The delay in payments from the distributors was not due to excessive inventories of unsold product held by such distributors, nor was it due to a decrease in demand for Yongye products among distributors and end customers. Mr. Zishen Wu, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Yongye, stated, "We are pleased to provide a positive update on our accounts receivable collection. Yongye's continued operating success is a testament to our leading products, innovative sales and marketing, and our strong and secure relationships with our distributors with whom we are very pleased to partner." About Yongye International, Inc. Yongye International, Inc. is a leading crop nutrient company headquartered in Beijing, with its production facilities located in Hohhot, Inner Mongolia, China. Yongye's principal product is a liquid crop nutrient, from which the Company derived substantially all of the sales in 2011. The Company also produces powder animal nutrient product which is mainly used for dairy cows. Both products are sold under the trade name "Shengmingsu," which means "life essential" in Chinese. The Company's patented formula utilizes fulvic acid as the primary compound base and is combined with various micro and macro nutrients that are essential for the health of the crops. The Company sells its products primarily to provincial level distributors, who sell to the end-users either directly or indirectly through county-level and village-level distributors. For more information, please visit the Company's website at www.yongyeintl.com. Safe Harbor Statement
Yongye International said Wednesday the $340 million buyout by chairman and CEO Zishen Wum and the Asian private equity arm of Morgan Stanley did not get the required vote of nonaffiliated shareholders at an adjourned special meeting.