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Changes to the Syngenta Board

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Following the Meeting of Shareholders held in October 2019, it was announced that Mr Pedro Parente joined the Board of Directors as a Non-Executive Director, effective immediately.

Parente, a Brazilian citizen, is Chairman of BRF, a leading global food company. He is also Chairman of General Atlantic in Brazil, a global Private Equity company, and a partner in EB Capital, a Brazilian private equity company. From 2016 to 2018, Parente was CEO of Petrobras, the Brazilian multinational energy company. Prior to that, from 2014 to 2016, Parente was Partner at PRADA Financial Advisory Group and from 2010 to 2014 was CEO and President of Bunge Brazil, a leading agribusiness company. He has also occupied positions in Brazil’s central bank and in the country’s government, including Vice-Minister for Finance.

Frank Ning, Chairman of the Board of Directors said, “We are delighted to have Pedro join the Syngenta Board. He brings a wide variety of experience at the highest levels of public and private institutions, across many sectors of industry. His experience in the food value chain will bring valuable insights to the Board and will be greatly appreciated.”

It was also announced that at the same meeting, Dieter Gericke and Olivier de Clermont Tonnerre have stepped down from the Board. “We warmly thank Dieter and Olivier for their great support and insights during their terms on the Syngenta Board of Directors, and wish them well with their future endeavours,” said Mr Ning.

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