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Syngenta Receives Approval for Triple Stack Corn in Argentina

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Syngenta Receives Approval for Triple Stack Corn in Argentina02:00 EDT Thursday, November 03, 2011- Official approval for Bt11 x MIR162 x GA21 stacked corn - Superior control of above-the-ground insects - Fully integrated corn offer to spur further growthBASEL, Switzerland, Nov. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Syngenta announced today that the Ministry of Agriculture in Argentina has approved its triple corn stack Bt11 x MIR162 x GA21 for cultivation in the country. The triple stack, which has already been successfully launched in Brazil, will be available to Argentine growers for the 2012/2013 season."The approval of our triple stack corn seed confirms our leading offer for insect control in Argentina," said John Atkin, Syngenta Chief Operating Officer. "It adds to the array of technology we are now bringing to corn growers as an integrated offer, including market-leading seed care and crop protection. Triple stack corn will be just one component contributing to the significant sales growth and market share gains which we expect to achieve in coming years." The triple corn stack Bt11 x MIR162 x GA21 combines herbicide tolerance and insect resistance. The MIR162 trait (Agrisure Viptera?) offers outstanding control of fall army worm, sugarcane borer and corn earworm, the main insect threats to corn in Argentina, and of other damaging lepidopteran pests.  Syngenta is one of the world's leading companies with more than 26,000 employees in over 90 countries dedicated to our purpose: Bringing plant potential to life. Through world-class science, global reach and commitment to our customers we help to increase crop productivity, protect the environment and improve health and quality of life. For more information about us please go to Statement Regarding Forward-Looking StatementsThis document contains forward-looking statements, which can be identified by terminology such as 'expect', 'would', 'will', 'potential', 'plans', 'prospects', 'estimated', 'aiming', 'on track' and similar expressions. Such statements may be subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual results to differ materially from these statements. We refer you to Syngenta's publicly available filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for information about these and other risks and uncertainties. Syngenta assumes no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect actual results, changed assumptions or other factors. This document does not constitute, or form part of, any offer or invitation to sell or issue, or any solicitation of any offer, to purchase or subscribe for any ordinary shares in Syngenta AG, or Syngenta ADSs, nor shall it form the basis of, or be relied on in connection with, any contract therefore.Syngenta International AGMedia OfficeCH-4002 BaselSwitzerlandTel: +41 61 323 23 23Fax: +41 61 323 24 24www.syngenta.comMedia contacts:Michael Edmond IsaacSwitzerland +41 61 323 2323Roman BartomeoArgentina +54 11 4837 6558Analyst/Investor contacts:Jennifer GoughSwitzerland +41 61 323 5059USA +1 202 737 6521Claire HinshelwoodSwitzerland +41 61 323 7812USA +1 202 737 6520SOURCE Syngenta