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YaSheng Group and Sustainable Systems, LLC Sign a Letter of Intent for an Acquisition of Sustainable Systems
[December 01, 2004]

YaSheng Group and Sustainable Systems, LLC Sign a Letter of Intent for an Acquisition of Sustainable Systems

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. --(Business Wire)-- Dec. 1, 2004 -- YaSheng Group, Inc. (OTC:YHGG) have signed a letter of intent dated November 17, 2004 for the acquisition by YaSheng of 80% of Sustainable Systems, LLC ("Sustainable"). Under the terms of the letter and upon closing of the transaction, which is anticipated for early 2005, the companies have agreed that Sustainable will become a division of YaSheng and continue its focus on domestic and international development of bio-refineries that convert agricultural and waste materials into substitutes for petroleum based products. In addition, the company will continue to research, develop and commercialize bio-based fuels, lubricants, specialty chemicals and other bio-based products.

Sustainable Systems, LLC is a Missoula, Montana based research, development, and commercialization company that holds provisional patents and proprietary formulations and processes for biobased fuels, lubricants, and specialty chemicals. They currently market two branded renewable diesel fuels Montana Biodiesel(TM) and PacBio(TM) in blends of 2%, 5% and 20% as well as 100% neat renewable diesel fuel. The fuel requires no changes to the existing fuel infrastructure, no engine modifications, provides enhanced lubricity, reduced emissions and is competitively priced against conventional petroleum diesel. Based in the Pacific Northwest, the combined company will be positioned to expand manufacturing operations, agricultural producer relationships, and retail pump presence. The company anticipates developing and building a scalable bio-refinery in Washington State with a projected annual output of 253,000 tons of finished product with a weighted average market value of $501 per ton.

"We are very excited to have moved forward with the YaSheng Group. We have a common value system and vision that is focused on maximizing the potential of agricultural and waste raw materials to fill emerging market demands. Our timing is excellent and the combination with YaSheng will enable us to commission the first bio-refinery in the Pacific Northwest, expand our domestic and global development strategy, and continue to move discoveries off the bench-top and into commercial production," stated Paul T. Miller, Managing Member of Sustainable Systems.

"We are please to announce the potential partnership between YaSheng Group and Sustainable Systems. This partnership will utilize YaSheng Group's massive Agricultural production and Sustainable Systems refinery technology as we further our global expansion efforts while focusing on our core business of Agriculture and Chemicals," stated M. Ping, President of YaSheng Group.

About YaSheng Group:

The YaSheng Group (OTC:YHGG) is a diversified industrial conglomerate incorporated in Redwood City, California, operates in hi-tech agriculture, salt chemistry and biological technology as its core business with advantages in rich land, mineral resources, capital and technology reserves.

Through its 136 subsidiaries, the company operating categories include: chemical engineering, agricultural production, biotech, pharmaceuticals, textile products, printing and dyeing, commercial trading, beverages and inorganic salt manufacturing.

YaSheng Group produces over 51 major products in the northwest of China, seven of which have received the national "Green Award" for the environment and health. The company is recognized nationally for meeting all industry quality and environmental standards. Products are sold nationally and exported regularly to the U.S., Canada, Australia, Pakistan, Iran, and many major countries in Europe and Asia. Major exports include sodium sulfate, sodium sulfide, vinyl fibers, barley, hops, fine spirits, licorice root, black melon seed, livestock, and many more agricultural, biotechnology, and industrial products.

With total assets of approximately $1.5 billion USD and over 15,000 employees, YaSheng Group has 154,651,008 shares issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2003.

Further information concerning YaSheng Group can be found on the corporate website,

About Sustainable Systems, LLC:

Sustainable Systems, LLC is a Missoula, Montana based renewable energy and biobased product research, development and commercialization company focused on the processing and marketing of agricultural and waste materials as substitutes for petroleum based products. The company has branded fuels, Montana Biodiesel(TM) and PacBio(TM), has expanded retail pump presence and currently supplies federal, state, and local governments as well as transit authorities in the region with renewable diesel fuel. Founded by scientists, business people and agricultural producers, the company is positioned and is recognized as leaders in the emerging biobased economy. More information on Sustainable Systems can be found at their website --

Forward-Looking Statements:

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Forward-looking statements deal with the Company's current plans, intentions, beliefs and expectations and statements of future economic performance. Statements containing terms like "believes," "does not believe," "plans," "expects," "intends," "estimates," "anticipates" and other phrases of similar meaning are considered to imply uncertainty and are forward-looking statements.

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