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Syngenta Announces Benchmark Sized SEC Registered Bond Offering

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Syngenta Announces Benchmark Sized SEC Registered Bond Offering08:55 EDT Wednesday, March 21, 2012BASEL, Switzerland, March 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Syngenta announced its intention to issue a benchmark sized bond offering in the U.S. market, pursuant to Syngenta's automatic shelf registration statement filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on 16 November 2011. Pricing is expected later today, subject to market conditions.The proceeds of the bond are intended for general corporate purposes.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 Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements This 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 or securities of Syngenta AG, Syngenta Finance NV or Syngenta ADSs, nor shall it form the basis of, or be relied on in connection with, any contract therefore.The offering of these securities is being made only by means of a prospectus, copies of which may be obtained for free by visiting the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission website at or from: Citigroup Global Markets Inc. at 1-877-858-5407 or Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated at 4 World Financial Center, New York, NY 10080, attention: Prospectus Department.Syngenta International AG Media OfficeCH-4002 BaselSwitzerlandTel:               +41 61 323 23 23Fax:              +41 61 323 24 24 Media contacts: Medard SchoenmaeckersSwitzerland   +41 61 323 2323   Paul MinehartUSA              +1 202 737 8913  Analyst/Investor contact: Jennifer GoughSwitzerland   +41 61 323 5059USA               +1 202 737 6521    SOURCE Syngenta