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Syngenta to issue EUR 500 million Eurobond


Basel, Switzerland, September 6, 2006, Syngenta announced today that it intends to launch a EUR 500 million Eurobond with an intermediate maturity, subject to market conditions. Proceeds from this issue will be utilized to refinance a bond which was repaid at maturity in July this year and for general corporate purposes.

Domenico Scala, Chief Financial Officer, commented: “With this transaction we benefit from both favorable market conditions and strong investor appetite for bonds from high quality issuers”.

Syngenta is a world-leading agribusiness committed to sustainable agriculture through innovative research and technology. The company is a leader in crop protection, and ranks third in the high-value commercial seeds market. Sales in 2005 were approximately $8.1 billion. Syngenta employs more than 19,000 people in over 90 countries. Syngenta is listed on the Swiss stock exchange (SYNN) and in New York (SYT). Further information is available at

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