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Atrazine Litigation Settled

Friday, May 25, 2012

Atrazine Litigation Settled01:00 EDT Friday, May 25, 2012BASEL, Switzerland and ST. LOUIS, May 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Syngenta and attorneys for several community water systems have agreed to settle litigation related to the herbicide atrazine in order to end the business uncertainty and expense of protracted legal proceedings. Syngenta expressly denies any liability and Plaintiffs have acknowledged that they are not aware of any new scientific studies relating to atrazine not already in the public domain. The proposed settlement agreement which requires court approval was filed with the United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois on May 24, 2012. Water systems joining the class will be eligible for payments from a $105 million settlement funded by Syngenta. Details of the agreement can be found at 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 Syngenta Media contact: Syngenta Analyst/Investor contact:Media Office Ann Bryan +1 336 632 2486 Jennifer GoughCH-4002 Basel Paul Minehart +1 202 737 8913 Switzerland +41 61 323 5059Switzerland USA USA +1 202 737 6521Telephone: +41 61 323 2323Fax: +41 61 323 2424 Daniel BraxtonSwitzerland +41 61 323 media.relations@syngenta.comKorein TilleryKorein Tillery Media contact:Attorneys at LawOne US Bank PlazaCharles Bosworth505 North 7th Street, Suite 3600USA +1 314 241 4844St. Louis, Missouri 63101United www.koreintillery.comSOURCE Syngenta