Syngenta Partners With BT To Support Global Growth

              Syngenta Partners With BT To Support Global Growth

PR Newswire

IRVING, Texas, May 13, 2014

IRVING, Texas, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BT today announced a seven year
extension to its global networked IT services contract with Syngenta, one of
the world's leading agribusiness companies.

BT has worked with Syngenta since 2000, managing all aspects of communications
including an integrated IP infrastructure to reduce costs and enable expanded
collaboration services. BT will provide new services to Syngenta under this
contract such as wide area network (WAN) optimization, wireless local area
network expansion, unified communications support and application performance

BT helps Syngenta employees, partners and customers to better communicate and
collaborate through secure access for third-parties, remote access for
employees, international IP voice services, audio and video conferencing and
managed mobility. BT continues to deliver converged communication services to
all of Syngenta's 28,000 employees in more than 90 countries.

Martin Walker, Head of Syngenta Business Services, said: "Few companies can
offer such world-class, global, innovative and sustainable solutions to help
us achieve our ambitious objectives and, in this context, we are pleased to be
able to continue our partnership with BT. The continued use of new technology
is helping us increase productivity by making our employees more connected."

Luis Alvarez, Chief Executive Officer, BT Global Services, said: "Syngenta has
ambitious growth plans in key regions that are aligned to BT's areas of
investment such as Latin America, Asia, Middle-East and Africa. We work hard
to help our customers orchestrate their networked IT services across multiple
platforms and very diverse geographies. We are extremely proud when a global
leader such as Syngenta trusts us for such a wide range of services. Together
we creatively use technology, helping deliver stunning business outcomes."

Since 2000, BT has helped transform Syngenta's infrastructure into one of the
most modern corporate networks in the world.

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About BT

BT is one of the world's leading providers of communications services and
solutions, serving customers in more than 170 countries. Its principal
activities include the provision of networked IT services globally; local,
national and international telecommunications services to its customers for
use at home, at work and on the move; broadband, TV and internet products and
services; and converged fixed/mobile products and services.BT consists
principally of five lines of business: BT Global Services, BT Business, BT
Consumer, BT Wholesale and Openreach.

For the year ended 31 March 2014, BT Group's reported revenue was £18,287m ^
with reported profit before taxation of £2,312m.

British Telecommunications plc (BT) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of BT Group
plc and encompasses virtually all businesses and assets of the BT Group.BT
Group plc is listed on stock exchanges in London and New York.

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About Syngenta

Syngenta is one of the world's leading companies with more than 28,000
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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