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Syngenta receives EPA registration for refuge-in-a-bag corn seed

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Syngenta receives EPA registration for refuge-in-a-bag corn seed01:00 EDT Tuesday, July 03, 2012-- Superior convenience and flexibility for growers -- Agrisure® 3122 E-Z Refuge?: dual modes of action above and below the ground -- Agrisure Viptera® 3220 E-Z Refuge?: dual modes of action to control multiple above-ground lepidopteran pestsBASEL, Switzerland, July 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Syngenta announced today that the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has granted registration approval for two refuge-in-a-bag trait stacks.  Agrisure Viptera® 3220 E-Z Refuge? and Agrisure® 3122 E-Z Refuge? feature 5 percent blended refuge and multiple modes of action for corn insect control. Both products will be available for the 2013 planting season.Davor Pisk, Syngenta COO, said: "The launch of a refuge-in-a-bag offer further enhances our leading corn insect control portfolio, which includes seed treatments and insecticides as well as traits.  We are therefore able to offer growers superior convenience and flexibility, enabling them to comply with refuge requirements and to manage the development of resistant insects.  Our above-the-ground refuge product Agrisure Viptera® 3220 E-Z Refuge? will be distinguished by the incorporation of the breakthrough Viptera trait, which offers unrivalled control of broad lepidopteran pests."Agrisure E-Z Refuge products will be available from Syngenta's Garst®, Golden Harvest® and NK® seed brands. 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 www.syngenta.comCautionary 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 AGMedia contact:Analyst/Investor contact:Media OfficeDaniel BraxtonJennifer GoughCH-4002 BaselSwitzerland +41 61 323 2323Switzerland +41 61 323 5059SwitzerlandUSA +1 202 737 6521Tel: +41 61 323 2323Paul MinehartFax: +41 61 323 2424USA +1 202 737 8913www.syngenta.comSOURCE Syngenta