Syngenta and Anheuser-Busch InBev enter malting barley collaboration

     Syngenta and Anheuser-Busch InBev enter malting barley collaboration

- Grower access to best malting barley varieties and agronomic support

- Protocol helps growers achieve consistent yield and quality increases

- Aim to scale up first phase and transfer initiative to other markets

PR Newswire

BASEL, Switzerland and BRUSSELS, June 17, 2014

BASEL, Switzerland and BRUSSELS, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Syngenta and
Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) announced today a partnership to secure the
sourcing of high-quality malting barley, the key raw material for the beer
industry.

Under the agreement, growers will have access to the best Syngenta malting
barley varieties and a tailored growing approach, which includes training and
advice on agronomy and sustainable farming practices. By following the
protocol, growers will achieve superior yields when compared with current
market standards, enabling them to supply AB InBev with consistently
high-quality grain to meet the exacting standards for beer production.

Syngenta Chief Operating Officer, John Atkin, said: "We've announced a winning
combination today. Growers will be able to consistently achieve higher yields
of top-quality malting barley, which will increase their incomes and help
Anheuser-Busch InBev meet growing demand for its products."

Tony Milikin, Chief Procurement Officer of AB InBev, commented: "We wish to
keep barley relevant and interesting for growers by helping them develop their
business in a qualitative, sustainable and profitable way. We work with them
towards achieving a better yield – investing in the development of improved
varieties while providing access to high quality seeds, the latest technology
and expert advice from skilled agronomists. This is part of our dream to be
the Best Beer Company Bringing People Together For a Better World. As we work
with more than 15,000 growers through longstanding barley programs in the
United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, China and Russia,
we look forward to turning this new project into a shared success that we can
scale."

The first phase of the partnership will take place in Argentina. It will
involve 160 growers and cover 14,000 hectares. The joint offer could be
scalable to other markets where there would be opportunities to increase value
for growers.

About Syngenta
Syngenta is one of the world's leading companies with more than 28,000
employees in over 90countries 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
go to www.syngenta.com

About Anheuser-Busch InBev
Anheuser-Busch InBev is a publicly traded company (Euronext: ABI) based in
Leuven, Belgium, with American Depositary Receipts on the New York Stock
Exchange (NYSE: BUD). It is the leading global brewer and one of the world's
top five consumer products companies. Beer, the original social network, has
been bringing people together for thousands of years and our portfolio of well
over 200 beer brands continues to forge strong connections with consumers.
This includes global brands Budweiser®, Corona® and Stella Artois®;
international brands Beck's®, Leffe®, and Hoegaarden®; and local champions Bud
Light®, Skol®, Brahma®, Antarctica®, Quilmes®, Victoria®, Modelo Especial®,
Michelob Ultra®, Harbin®, Sedrin®, Klinskoye®, Sibirskaya Korona®,
Chernigivske®, Cass®, and Jupiler®. Anheuser-Busch InBev's dedication to
heritage and quality originates from the Den Hoorn brewery in Leuven, Belgium
dating back to 1366 and the pioneering spirit of the Anheuser & Co brewery,
with origins in St. Louis, USA since 1852. Geographically diversified with a
balanced exposure to developed and developing markets, Anheuser-Busch InBev
leverages the collective strengths of its more than 150,000 employees based in
25 countries worldwide. In 2013, AB InBev realized 43.2 billion USD revenue.
The company strives to be the Best Beer Company Bringing People Together for a
Better World. For more information, please visit: www.ab-inbev.com.

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