Syngenta Board proposes to elect two new directors at AGM

          Syngenta Board proposes to elect two new directors at AGM

PR Newswire

BASEL, Switzerland, Feb. 6, 2013

BASEL, Switzerland, Feb.6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Syngenta announced today that
the Board will propose the election of two new directors, Eleni Gabre-Madhin
and Eveline Saupper, at the Annual General Meeting on April 23, 2013. In
addition to the Chairman, Martin Taylor, three current directors – Peggy
Bruzelius, Peter Thompson and Felix Weber – will retire on the same date,
having completed their terms of office. The Board will also propose the
re-election of Michael Mack and of Jacques Vincent.

Martin Taylor said: "My departing colleagues have served Syngenta with
distinction. I offer them my sincere thanks for the contribution they have
made to the company's development since its foundation in 2000. The proposed
new members bring a broad range of skills and experience: I am very pleased
that two such eminent candidates have agreed to stand for election."

Eleni Gabre-Madhin is the co-founder and CEO of eleni LLC, which supports the
formation of commodity exchanges across Africa, helping to promote food
security. She also founded and was CEO of the Ethiopia Commodity Exchange.
Previously, she worked for the World Bank and the International Food Policy
Research Institute. She holds an MSc in Agricultural Economics from Michigan
State University and PhD in Applied Economics from Stanford University.

Eveline Saupper is a Partner and Director with commercial law firm Homburger
AG in Zurich. She is also a member of the Board of Directors of Baloise
Holding AG and Hostettler, Kramarsch & Partner Holding AG. Before joining
Homburger in 1985, she worked as a tax specialist with Peat Marwick Mitchell
(today KPMG) in Zurich. She holds both a degree and PhD in law from the
University of St. Gallen. She is admitted to the Bar of Zurich and is a
certified tax expert.

Syngenta is one of the world's leading companies with more than 27,000
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
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