DuPont and OCP Announce a Joint Venture on Safety and Sustainability

     DuPont and OCP Announce a Joint Venture on Safety and Sustainability

Two Companies will Collaborate to Offer Operational Consulting and Training
Services

PR Newswire

AGADIR, Morocco, May 8, 2013

AGADIR, Morocco, May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --DuPont and OCP today announced
the creation of a joint venture to provide consulting and training services to
improve the safety, operational and environmental performance of companies in
Morocco and other African countries. The joint venture will be named DuPont
OCP Operations Consulting, and DuPont and OCP will each hold 50 percent of its
share capital.

This joint venture will combine the internationally renowned expertise of
DuPont Sustainable Solutions (DSS) and OCP's world-class industrial experience
and local market knowledge to provide consulting and training services in the
areas of employee and contractor safety and training, process safety
management, asset productivity, energy efficiency, integrated operations,
sustainability strategy and environmental management. DuPont OCP Operations
Consulting will help OCP and industrial companies in Morocco and the region
achieve world-class safety and sustainability performance.

"This new partnership underscores the importance of collaboration," said James
R. Weigand, president of DuPont Sustainable Solutions. "In line with our
market-driven science strategy, this knowledge transfer will allow us to
combine the strengths of two leading companies to expand the range of
innovative safety, productivity and sustainability solutions available to the
market. It will enable DSS to better meet local needs by providing
world-class consulting and training services to industries in Morocco and key
developing regional markets. OCP's strong regional presence and long-term
growth strategy makes them an ideal partner for us to achieve world-class
safety performance and add value to the DuPont OCP Operations Consulting
offerings."

Amar Drissi, OCP's executive vice president Operations said, "This joint
venture will allow OCP to significantly enhance its safety and sustainability
performance. Moreover, OCP's ambition encompasses a broader aim to advance
local industries and develop a more skilled workforce in Morocco. OCP has a
strategic interest in ensuring that its industrial ecosystem in Morocco
becomes safer, more environmentally sustainable and more productive which will
improve the competitiveness of the country as a whole, allowing for more
foreign investment and overall improve economic growth. OCP is committed to
elevating safety standards in the region to world-class requirements. Our
collaboration with DuPont is a great way to further support this strategic
commitment and dramatically improve the performance of our operations and
supply chain."

OCP Group is a global leader in the phosphate industry and its derivative
products and is a key player in the international market since 1920. Present
across the value chain, OCP extracts, markets and sells phosphate and its
derivative products. The Group has generated revenues of 59.3 billion of MAD
(Moroccan Dirham) in 2012. It employs a direct workforce of over 23,000
employees and substantially contributes with its mining and industrial
facilities and through its different programs and projects, to the development
of several regions of the Kingdom of Morocco. For further information, visit
our website: www.ocpgroup.ma.

DuPont Sustainable Solutions is one of 12 DuPont businesses. Bringing
customers the benefits of an integrated global consulting services and process
technology enterprise, it applies DuPont's real-world experience, history of
innovation, problem-solving success, and strong brands to help organizations
transform their workplaces and work cultures to become safer, more efficient
and more environmentally sustainable. Additional information is available at:
www.sustainablesolutions.dupont.com.

DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the
global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services
since 1802. The company believes that by collaborating with customers,
governments, NGOs, and thought leaders, we can help find solutions to such
global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere,
decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the
environment. For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to
inclusive innovation, please visit: www.dupont.com

SOURCE DuPont

Website: http://www.dupont.com
Contact: Kate Bailey, 302-892-1211, kate.bailey@dupont.com
 
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