Syngenta: Management announcement

                      Syngenta: Management announcement

PR Newswire

BASEL, Switzerland, Oct. 22, 2012

BASEL, Switzerland, Oct. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Syngenta today announced
that Sandro Aruffo, Head of R&D, will take medical leave. During his absence,
Robert Berendes, Head of Business Development, will assume ad interim
leadership of the R&D function in addition to his existing responsibilities.

Syngenta is one of the world's leading companies with more than 26,000
employees in over 90countries 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
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