GLG President Has Resigned

Vancouver, B.C. October 1, 2010 – GLG Life Tech Corporation (NASDAQ: GLGL, TSX: GLG) (“GLG” or the “Company”), a vertically-integrated leader in the agricultural and commercial development of high quality stevia, announces the resignation by Brian Palmieri of his position as President of GLG Life Tech Corporation effective October 1st, 2010. Brian retains his seat and position as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors. Brian plans to pursue other business opportunities with his existing private companies and several new ventures aimed at developing consumer stevia products. CEO Dr. Luke Zhang will assume the responsibilities of the position effective immediately and all sales related activities will be taken over by the GLG North American sales organization.

Dr. Luke Zhang, Chairman and CEO of GLG stated, “I wish to thank Brian for his many years of
dedication to the development of GLG Life Tech Corporation and I look forward to his continued positive contribution as a member of the GLG Board. I also wish him success as he pursues his new business development ventures.”

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. GLG’s advanced technology, extraction technique and premier, high quality product offerings make it a leading producer of high purity, great tasting stevia extracts. For further information, please visit