DuPont Chair & CEO: Science is the Growth Engine of DuPont

          DuPont Chair & CEO: Science is the Growth Engine of DuPont

Company is Leveraging its Science Capabilities Across Businesses and Markets
to Create Shareholder Value

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, May 31, 2013

NEW YORK, May 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --During the Sanford Bernstein "Strategic
Decisions Conference," DuPont Chair and CEO Ellen Kullman told investors that
the company's "Integrated Science" gives it an advantage like no other company
to deliver value to customers and shareholders.

"DuPont's three areas of scientific strength – agricultural sciences,
biosciences and material sciences – are integrated and leveraged across our
company to deliver unique solutions to customers' problems and create value
for our shareholders," Kullman said. She cited such examples as DuPont's work
in improving fuel efficiency, creating advanced biofuels, improving food
quality and growing applications of renewably sourced polymers. "The scope of
our portfolio also enables us to leverage our market knowledge globally across
multiple industries and regions to drive innovation that meets local
customers' needs."

Kullman continued, "We have three clear strategic priorities to generate
superior shareholder returns:

  oExtend our leadership in the high-value, science-driven segments of the
    agriculture-to-food value chains, and leverage the linkages across these
    segments,
  oStrengthen and grow our leading position as a provider of differentiated,
    high-value advanced materials through science-based solutions and,
  oDevelop world-leading industrial biotechnology capabilities to create
    transformational, new bio-based businesses like biofuels and
    biomaterials."

DuPont's "Integrated Science" is underpinned by the company's focus on
disciplined execution, according to Kullman. "Productivity is not a program;
it is part of every business, function and region's game plan. It is cost
productivity, working capital productivity, as well as productivity and
returns from our capital expenditures and investments in R&D."

DuPont has increased its research and development by approximately 50 percent
over the past five years, targeted at its highest value-creating
opportunities. Likewise, DuPont is allocating more capital expenditures to
businesses that have proven they can generate faster growth and higher cash
returns. "This productivity and resource allocation discipline accelerates
science-driven innovations for customers and increases the value of DuPont for
its shareholders," Kullman said.

The webcast recording of today's presentation is available at the Investor
Center at 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 http://www.dupont.com.

Forward-Looking Statements: This news release contains forward-looking
statements based on management's current expectations, estimates and
projections. All statements that address expectations or projections about the
future, including statements about the company's strategy for growth, product
development, market position, expected expenditures and financial results are
forward-looking statements. Some of the forward-looking statements may be
identified by words like "expects," "anticipates," "plans," "intends,"
"projects," "indicates," and similar expressions. These statements are not
guarantees of future performance and involve a number of risks, uncertainties
and assumptions. Many factors, including those discussed more fully elsewhere
in this release and in documents filed with the Securities and Exchange
Commission by DuPont, particularly its latest annual report on Form 10-K and
quarterly report on Form 10-Q, as well as others, could cause results to
differ materially from those stated. These factors include, but are not
limited to changes in the laws, regulations, policies and economic conditions,
including inflation, interest and foreign currency exchange rates, of
countries in which the company does business; competitive pressures;
successful integration of structural changes, including restructuring plans,
acquisitions, divestitures and alliances; cost of raw materials, research and
development of new products, including regulatory approval and market
acceptance; seasonality of sales of agricultural products; and severe weather
events that cause business interruptions, including plant and power outages,
or disruptions in supplier and customer operations. The company undertakes no
duty to update any forward-looking statements as a result of future
developments or new information.

SOURCE DuPont

Website: http://www.dupont.com
Contact: Dan Turner, 302-774-0081, daniel.a.turner@dupont.com
 
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