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Credit Ratings of Rizobacter Argentina SA, a Bioceres Crop Solutions Subsidiary, Raised to A- from BBB+ by Fitch Ratings Affiliate FIX SCR

06/05/2020

ROSARIO, Argentina--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Bioceres Crop Solutions Corp. (“Bioceres” or the “Company”) (NYSE American: BIOX), a fully-integrated provider of crop productivity solutions designed to enable the transition of agriculture towards carbon neutrality, announced today that FIX SCR, an affiliate of Fitch Ratings, has raised to A- (arg) from BBB+ (arg) its long-term credit rating of Rizobacter Argentina S.A. (“Rizobacter”), a Bioceres subsidiary. FIX SCR also raised Rizobacter’s short-term credit rating to A2 (arg) from A3 (arg). FIX SCR cited improved margins and lower debt levels as the main reasons for raising its credit ratings of Rizobacter, both of which have ‘Stable’ outlooks.

Mr. Enrique Lopez Lecube, Chief Financial Officer of Bioceres, said, “Rizobacter’s improved credit ratings reflect, in part, our overarching commitment to strengthening Bioceres’ balance sheet and optimizing working capital sources to lower financing costs. As we continue growing revenue and gross profit, our focus remains on maintaining financial flexibility while we deploy capital in support of high-return growth opportunities around Bioceres’ HB4® technology and further expansion of our international business.”

About Bioceres Crop Solutions Corp.

Bioceres Crop Solutions Corp. (NYSE American: BIOX) is a fully-integrated global provider of crop productivity technologies designed to enable the transition of agriculture towards carbon neutrality. Bioceres’ solutions create economic incentives for farmers and other stakeholders to adopt environmentally friendlier production practices. The Company has a unique biotech platform with high-impact, patented technologies for seeds and microbial ag-inputs, as well as next generation crop nutrition and protection solutions. Through its HB4® program, the Company is bringing digital solutions to support growers’ decisions and provide end-to-end traceability for production outputs. For more information, visit https://investors.biocerescrops.com

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Investor Relations
Maximo Goya, Investor Relations
+54-341-4861100
maximo.goya@biocerescrops.com

Source: Bioceres Crop Solutions Corp.

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