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Syngenta Receives Approval for Quadruple Stack Corn in Argentina

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Syngenta Receives Approval for Quadruple Stack Corn in Argentina02:00 EDT Thursday, March 22, 2012-- Official approval for Syngenta's MIR604 corn rootworm trait and for its Bt11 x MIR162 x GA21x MIR 604 stacked corn -- Superior control of above and below-the-ground insects -- Fully integrated corn offer to spur further growthBASEL, Switzerland, March 22, 2012  /PRNewswire/ -- Syngenta announced today that the Secretary of Agriculture in Argentina has approved its MIR604 trait and quadruple corn stack Bt11 x MIR162 x GA21x MIR604 (Agrisure Viptera® 4) for cultivation.  "Agrisure Viptera® 4 corn seed sets new standards in insect control by combining Syngenta's corn rootworm trait with the outstanding performance of Agrisure Viptera® against lepidopteran pests," said John Atkin, Syngenta Chief Operating Officer. "This approval shows that we are at the forefront in the introduction of innovative technologies to corn growers in Argentina. These technologies will play an important role in our development of an integrated offer including market-leading seed care and crop protection."Syngenta's triple stack corn seed with herbicide tolerance and above-ground insect control was approved in November 2011. The addition of the MIR604 trait will represent an important tool for growers as the incidence of corn rootworm in Argentina increases. 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 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 therefor. Syngenta International AG Media contact: Analyst/Investor contact:    Media Office Medard Schoenmaeckers Jennifer GoughCH-4002 Basel Switzerland    +41 61 323 2323 Switzerland     +41 61 323 5059Switzerland  USA                +1 202 737 6521Tel:     +41 61 323 23 23  Fax:     +41 61 323 24 24   SOURCE Syngenta