Syngenta share repurchases: end-year report

                 Syngenta share repurchases: end-year report

PR Newswire

BASEL, Switzerland, Jan. 3, 2013

BASEL, Switzerland, Jan.3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Syngenta has completed the
share repurchases authorized by the Annual General Meeting on April 22, 2008.
The authorization allowed for the repurchase of up to 10 percent of
outstanding shares.

In total, 1,487,200 shares were repurchased between March 8, 2010 and
endDecember 2012 through a second trading line on the SIX Swiss Exchange.
This represents 1.5 percent of outstanding shares at the time of authorization
and a total amount of $402 million.

In accordance with motions passed at the Annual General Meetings on April 19,
2011 and April 24, 2012 a total of 1,473,700 shares have been canceled. The
company plans to propose the cancellation of the remaining 13,500 shares at a
subsequent Annual General Meeting.

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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SOURCE Syngenta

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