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Form 8-K for STEVIA CORP


6-Dec-2013

Change in Directors or Principal Officers


ITEM 5.02 DEPARTURE OF DIRECTORS OR CERTAIN OFFICERS; ELECTION OF DIRECTORS; APPOINTMENT OF CERTAIN OFFICERS; COMPENSATORY ARRANGEMENTS OF CERTAIN OFFICERS

RESIGNATION OF DIRECTOR

Effective December 4, 2013, Stevia Corp. (the "Company"), received the resignation of Rodney L. Cook as a member of the Company's Board of Directors.

APPOINTMENT OF DIRECTOR

Effective December 4, 2013, the Company's Board of Directors appointed Thomas Ong as a member of the Company's Board of Directors, to fill the vacancy resulting from the resignation of Rodney L. Cook. There is no arrangement or understanding pursuant to which Mr. Ong was appointed as a member of the Company's Board of Directors. Mr. Ong has no family relationships with any other executive officers or directors of the Company, or persons nominated or chosen by the Company to become directors or executive officers. Furthermore, the Company is not aware of any transaction requiring disclosure under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY OF MR. THOMAS ONG

Since November 1, 2011, Mr. Ong has served as our Director of Operations, Asia. Since November 6, 2009, Mr. Ong also serves as a Director of the Singapore registered farm management firm Growers Synergy Pte Ltd, an agriculture consultancy and farm management company producing and trading crops for the domestic and export markets. He is a member of the SPRING Start-up Enterprise Development Scheme (SPRING SEEDS) Investment Panel, a wholly owned subsidiary of SPRING Singapore, a statutory board under the Singapore Ministry of Trade and Industry, that provides equity-based co-financing options for Singapore-based early-stage companies. Prior to focusing on the food supply sector, Mr. Ong was a director of A.D. Venture Limited, a Singapore-registered fund investment and management company with operating arms in Hong Kong and the People's Republic of China (PRC). Previously, Mr. Ong served 5 years with the Ministry of the Environment and subsequently joined the National Environment Agency (NEA) and worked with the Economic Development Board (EDB), International Enterprise Singapore (IE Singapore), Workforce Development Agency (WDA) and related industry groups to promote high value environmental services to the domestic and international markets. Mr. Ong received his Bachelor of Business Administration from the National University of Singapore in 1995 and his Master of Science in Information Studies from Nanyang Technological University in 2000. Mr. Ong's familiarity with our operations specifically and Asian farm management generally will be of great value to our Board of Directors. STOCK GRANT

On December 4, 2013 the Company issued 1,500,000 shares to Mr. Ong, as a newly appointed member of our Board of Directors, as compensation for future services. These shares shall vest with respect to 750,000 shares of restricted stock on each of the first two anniversaries of the date of grant, subject to the director's continuous service to the Company.

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