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Syngenta signs global commercial agreement with Novozymes



          Syngenta signs global commercial agreement with Novozymes

- Addition of a key biofungicide to complement Syngenta's offer

- Novel control of damaging diseases across various crops

- Exclusive global marketing and distribution agreement

PR Newswire

BASEL, Switzerland, Oct. 26, 2012

BASEL, Switzerland, Oct. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Syngenta and Novozymes today
announced an exclusive global marketing and distribution agreement to
commercialize Taegro^®, a fermented biological fungicide based on a naturally
occurring bacterium Bacillus subtilis. It offers growers broad-spectrum
disease control at very low application rates in a variety of crops. Its
multiple modes of action make it highly complementary to Syngenta's extensive
fungicide portfolio.

In April, Syngenta and Novozymes announced a global agreement to commercialize
the Novozymes technology JumpStart^®, a seed-applied biological that increases
phosphate solubility in the soil.

John Atkin, Chief Operating Officer, said: "We are delighted to enter into
another agreement to commercialize a Novozymes technology. Having worldwide
commercial rights for Taegro will further strengthen our ability to offer
high-performing integrated crop solutions."

Thomas Videbaek, Executive Vice President Novozymes, commented: "This
collaboration matches Syngenta's global market strength and leading position
within fungicides and integrated solutions with Novozymes' deep know-how on
sustainable, bio-based technologies."

Expanding the existing registrations of Taegro in the U.S., the companies aim
to offer the technology to growers around the world for use on a broad range
of crops.

Financial details about the agreement were not disclosed.

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.com.

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Commission for information about these and other risks and uncertainties.
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Syngenta AG, or Syngenta ADSs, nor shall it form the basis of, or be relied on
in connection with, any contract therefor.

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