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GLG Announces Launch of Organic Stevia Line - organipure

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VANCOUVER, B.C., March 7, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GLG Life Tech Corporation (TSX: GLG) ("GLG" or the "Company"), a global leader in the agricultural and commercial development of high quality natural sweeteners, announces that it is launching its new line of stevia sweeteners – "organipureTM".

The organipureTM line includes purity levels that pair the clean finish and rounded sweetness that GLG stevia extracts are known for with organic certifications that are recognized both in North America and Europe. GLG offers the largest portfolio of stevia extract-based sweetener solutions globally, providing a number of options within the organic line that allows for the use of organipureTM stevia extract in both high-end and cost constrained formulations aiming to provide providing consumers with an organic certified premium finished product.

organipureTM was a natural step in the evolution of GLG's stevia offerings after extensive consultation with its customers and distribution partners. organipureTM represents a premium quality organic product that has an exceptional taste profile.

According to Market Dynamics, Seven in ten (consumers) or more shop for natural and organic products at supermarkets, local health food stores, Whole Foods Market, and regional specialty food outlets. (Source: The 2013 Mambo Track Annual Natural and Organic Product Survey among 1,003 health and eco consumers, by Market Dynamics)

GLG is an Exhibitor at Natural Products Expo West at Anaheim Convention Center, California that takes place March 7-9, 2014 and will be presenting its new organipureTM line as well as its stevia and GLG Naturals+ product lines.

About GLG Life Tech Corporation

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. The Company'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 finished product. For further information, please visit .

Forward-looking statements: This press release contains certain information that may constitute "forward-looking statements" and "forward looking information" (collectively, "forward-looking statements") within the meaning of applicable securities laws. Such forward-looking statements include, without limitation, statements evaluating the market, potential demand for stevia and general economic conditions and discussing future-oriented costs and expenditures. Often, but not always, forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of words such as "plans", "expects" or "does not expect", "is expected", "budget", "scheduled", "estimates", "forecasts", "intends", "anticipates" or "does not anticipate", or "believes" or variations of such words and phrases or words and phrases that state or indicate that certain actions, events or results "may", "could", "would", "might" or "will" be taken, occur or be achieved.

While the Company has based these forward-looking statements on its current expectations about future events, the statements are not guarantees of the Company's future performance and are subject to risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors which could cause actual results to differ materially from future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include amongst others the effects of general economic conditions, consumer demand for our products and new orders from our customers and distributors, changing foreign exchange rates and actions by government authorities, uncertainties associated with legal proceedings and negotiations, industry supply levels, competitive pricing pressures and misjudgments in the course of preparing forward-looking statements. Specific reference is made to the risks set forth under the heading "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Information Form for the financial year ended December 31, 2012. In light of these factors, the forward-looking events discussed in this press release might not occur.

Further, although the Company has attempted to identify factors that could cause actual actions, events or results to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause actions, events or results not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

As there can be no assurance that forward-looking statements will prove to be accurate, as actual results and future events could differ materially from those anticipated in such statements, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.

Shaun Richmond, VP International Sales
Phone: +1 (604) 669-2602 ext. 110
Fax: +1 (604) 662-8858

Stuart Wooldridge, Investor Relations 
Phone: +1 (604) 669-2602 ext. 104
Fax: +1 (604) 662-8858
Email:  GLG Life Tech Corporation