Stevia Nutra Corporation (OTC:BB STNT) (the Company), an Agro-Management company focused on stevia agronomics, today released news that it has entered into a financing agreement with Fairhills Capital Offshore Ltd. Effective August 20, 2012, Stevia Nutra Corp. entered into a financing agreement with Fairhills Capital Offshore Ltd., a division of Fairhills Group headquartered in White Plains, New York, whereby Fairhills will provide for a non-brokered financing arrangement of up to $3,000,000. The financing allows, but does not require, the Company to issue and sell up to the number of shares of common stock having an aggregate purchase price of $3,000,000 to Fairhills subject to an effective registration statement having been filed for the stock. In connection with the financing agreement, the Company also entered into a securities purchase agreement with Fairhills. Pursuant to the agreement, Fairhills has agreed to purchase 312,500 shares of our common stock at $0.24 per share for total proceeds of $75,000. “This financing agreement will support the growth and expansion of our growing operations in Southeast Asia and provide the required cash flow for general and administrative expenditures during the Company’s development stage,” says Company president Brian Dicks. “We are very pleased to be working with a quality firm like Fairhills Group as we grow our Company forward.” About Us Stevia Nutra: Stevia Nutra is an Agro-Management company focused on stevia agronomics which includes plant breeding, proprietary agricultural practices and post-harvest techniques. Stevia Nutra intends to invest heavily in R&D and IP acquisition and manage large-scale plantations for the production of high value stevia products. Stevia Nutra is dedicated to utilizing best agronomic and business practices to demonstrate the sustainability and profitability of stevia production. By subscribing to, and implementing the performance standards published by the World Bank, Stevia Nutra is committed to becoming the premier producer of the highest quality stevia. Stevia Nutra recognizes the potential this remarkable plant has to reduce the global epidemic of obesity and diabetes and promote general good health. The Company's priority will be to embrace sustainability, innovation to promote profitable growth.
Stevia and the stevia sectorStevia is the world’s only all natural zero calorie sweetener. Since being approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration late in 2008, and the EU in late 2011, stevia can now be found in over 6,000 food, beverage and medicine products, with many more new products to follow as global consumers are making healthier food choices. Stevia is the fastest growing sweetener product in the world. The World Health Organization estimates that stevia will replace up to 20% of the global sweetener market valued at over $USD 10 Billion. Zenith International expects that stevia agriculture production will have to triple within two years to keep up with the strong demand. Only one year after FDA approval in the U.S., stevia sales surged past both aspartame and saccharin in the tabletop sugar market. Safe Harbor Statement Some statements in this news release contain forward-looking information or forward-looking statements for the purposes of applicable securities laws. These statements include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to the ability of the Company to become the world’s largest producer of the highest quality stevia and the ability of the Company to cultivate commercially viable amounts of stevia leaf and close any amount of the Fairhills $3,000,000 financing. These statements address future events and conditions and, as such, involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the statements. Such factors include, among others, the timing and completion of contemplated financings, the actual use of proceeds, receipt of regulatory approvals and the ability to secure sufficient land for cultivation. In making the forward-looking statements, the Company has applied several material assumptions including, but not limited to, the assumptions that: (1) the proposed corporate development and expansion plans will proceed as planned; (2) market fundamentals will result in sustained commodities pricing and (3) any additional financing needed will be available on reasonable terms. The Company expressly disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise except as otherwise required by applicable securities legislation. These statements are based on our current plans and expectations and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual future events or results to be different than those described in or implied by such forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include those relating to: lack of operating history, transitioning from a development company to an operating company, market acceptance of our products and services; operational difficulties relating to international operations; our ability to form and maintain mutually beneficial relationships with customers and strategic partners; changes in economic, political or regulatory conditions or other trends affecting the food sector, and our ability to attract and retain qualified personnel. Further information about these matters can be found in our Securities and Exchange Commission filings. We expressly disclaim any intent or obligation to update these forward-looking statements. Further information on the Company can be found at www.sec.gov and the company’s website at www.stevianutra.com.