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Asian Bamboo launches ADR trading program

Asian Bamboo AG ("Asian Bamboo", "the Company", ISIN: DE000A0M6M79, ticker symbol: "5AB"), a world-leading producer of bamboo trees and organic bamboo shoots, is pleased to announce that it has appointed Deutsche Bank as the depositary bank for its American Depositary Receipt ("ADR") trading programme.

Hamburg, 21.01.10

The details of the ADR programme are:

Type of ADR: Level I ADR
CUSIP: 04520U106
ISIN: US04520U1060
Exchange: OTC
Ratio: 1 ordinary share equals 2 ADRs
First trading day: 20 January 2010

An ADR is a receipt that is issued by a depositary bank representing ownership of a company's underlying ordinary shares. Trading in ADRs, as opposed to ordinary shares, permits investors to trade in US dollars in the US securities markets with US securities dealers. Dividends are also paid in US dollars.

Lin Zuojun, CEO and founder of Asian Bamboo, commented: "We have noticed a growing interest in our Company among US-based institutions and we believe that the launch of an ADR trading scheme will further enhance liquidity in our stock."

For enquiries, please contact:

Asian Bamboo AG:

Peter Sjovall
+852-9385 3868
Chief Financial Officer

Anja Holst
+49-(0)40 37644 798
Investor Relations Manager

About Asian Bamboo AG:

Asian Bamboo is a world-leading producer of Moso bamboo trees and organic bamboo shoots. Bamboo trees are used for scaffolding or as input material for processed products including flooring, plywood, panels, veneer, pulp and paper, furniture and textiles. Organic bamboo shoots are sold fresh in domestic agriculture markets, processed for export to the Japanese market or distributed domestically to industrial buyers or supermarkets. The Company currently owns long-term leasing rights for 27 bamboo plantations with a total size of 31,729 hectares with the aim of reaching a total plantation size of at least 40,000 ha by the end of 2010. In the longer term, the Company is aiming for a total plantation size of at least 70,000 ha.

As a National Key Flagship Enterprise, the company is at the forefront of developing the agriculture industry in China which helps raise farmers’ incomes and increase output. Asian Bamboo has obtained organic food accreditations in China, Japan, Europe and the United States in addition to its HACCP and ISO9001 certifications. The company was recently ranked the 17th fastest growing company in China by Forbes China Magazine.

Asian Bamboo Group's registered office is located in Hamburg, Germany and the Company is listed on the Prime Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "5AB".

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