Shineco, Inc. Enters into Acquisition Agreement with Western Xinjiang Tiansheng Agricultural Development Co.

Shineco, Inc. ("Shineco" or the "Company"; NASDAQ: TYHT), a manufacturer and distributor of Chinese herbal medicines, organic agricultural products, specialized textiles, and other health and well-being focused plant-based products in China, today announced that the Company, through its joint venture company, Xinjiang Shineco Taihe Agriculture Technology Ltd. ("Xinjiang Taihe"), has entered into a definitive Share Exchange and Acquisition Agreement (the "Agreement") with Western Xinjiang Tiansheng Agricultural Development Co., Ltd ("Xinjiang Tiansheng"), a leading nursery and agricultural company with extensive industry experience in Xinjiang, China.

As previously disclosed on November 16, 2017, Xinjiang Taihe and Xinjiang Tiansheng both agreed to engage in strategic cooperation on the following activities and objectives, such as upgrading nursery greenhouses, establishing a large-scale, mechanized, intelligent modern apocynum base as well as deepening related follow-up cooperation, including building a National Apocynum Park along the 300-kilometer-long Tarim River. 

Pursuant to the Agreement, Xinjiang Taihe will receive 51% equity ownership in Xinjiang Tiansheng for further investment in apocynum business expansion in Xinjiang, China, in exchange for a combination of 14% equity ownership in Xinjiang Taihe and cash payments in three separate installments (the "Acquisition Consideration"). The Acquisition Consideration in the aggregate is valued at RMB 23.8 million contingent upon certain milestones in the next years.

Mr. Yuying Zhang, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Shineco, stated, "This transaction is very exciting for Shineco and its shareholders as it will enable the Company to focus on several attractive development objectives such as improving our apocynum seedling base. With our proven business development strategy and Xinjiang Tiansheng's expertise addressing very large business opportunities, we intend to build a world-class and highly focused development effort in apocynum industry. We will leverage the expertise of our team and out financial resources by continuing to seek non-dilutive grant funding and partnerships with leading academic and commercial entities."

About Shineco, Inc.
Incorporated in August 1997 and headquartered in Beijing, China, Shineco, Inc. ("Shineco" or the "Company") is a Delaware holding company that uses its subsidiaries' and variable interest entities' vertically- and horizontally-integrated production, distribution and sales channels to provide health and well-being focused plant-based products in China. Utilizing modern engineering technologies and biotechnologies, Shineco produces, among other products, Chinese herbal medicines, organic agricultural produce and specialized textiles.

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