FMC Corporation Announces the Acquisition of Pectin Intellectual Property from Vigido AG, a Subsidiary of UniPektin Ingredients

FMC Corporation Announces the Acquisition of Pectin Intellectual Property from
             Vigido AG, a Subsidiary of UniPektin Ingredients AG

PR Newswire

PHILADELPHIA, April 3, 2013

PHILADELPHIA, April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --FMC Corporation (NYSE:FMC) is
pleased to announce the acquisition of pectin-related intellectual property
developed by Vigido AG, a subsidiary of UniPektin Ingredients AG and the
former exclusive marketer of the pectin products of Pectine Italia S.p.A., a
company whose pectin business FMC acquired last year.

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The acquisition of Vigido AG's pectin know-how and customer data significantly
strengthens FMC's pectin portfolio with expertise in marketing and R&D
knowledge. Vigido AG products previously marketed under the brand name
VIDOPECTINE will now be available from FMC BioPolymer.

"This acquisition enriches our expertise and capabilities in natural-based
food ingredients," said Mary T. Clarke, General Manager, Food Ingredients, FMC
BioPolymer."For our pectin business, Vigido's pectin market and application
knowledge and formulation experience complements our existing strength in
manufacturing and our more than 65 years of experience in the food industry,
to solidify our position in the pectin market."

Adding the Vigido know-how to FMC's newly acquired pectin business provides
FMC BioPolymer with:

  oEnhanced ability to serve a wide range of low pH food applications
  oA broader product line with which to provide customized food ingredient
  oEasier access to many customer applications for the pectin produced in our
    Milazzo™ pectin facility in Italy

FMC BioPolymer is one of the world's leading providers of naturally-derived
alginates, carrageenan, Avicel® microcrystalline cellulose, pectin, natural
color and health and nutrition products serving the worldwide food,
pharmaceutical, personal care and specialty markets. With a high priority on
safety and supply along with sustainability, the business is a responsible
steward that uses environmentally friendly methods to process its

About FMC

FMC Corporation is a diversified chemical company serving agricultural,
industrial, environmental and consumer markets globally for more than a
century with innovative solutions, applications and quality products. In 2012,
FMC had annual sales of approximately $3.7 billion. The company employs
approximately 5,700 people throughout the world and operates its businesses in
three segments: Agricultural Products, Specialty Chemicals and Industrial
Chemicals. For more information, visit

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