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2014

Syngenta Obtains Regulatory Approvals For Axial(TM) In North America

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    BASEL, Switzerland, Jan. 24  /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Syngenta announced
 today that its new cereal herbicide, Axial, has received registrations in
 Canada and the US. It will be launched in these two of the world's five
 leading cereal markets for the 2006 season, as well as in the UK where the
 product obtained registration last September.  Axial is expected to achieve
 peak global sales of at least $150 million annually.
     "Axial, provides outstanding control of a broad spectrum of grass weeds in
 wheat and barley and offers unprecedented crop safety," says John Atkin, Chief
 Operating Officer of Syngenta Crop Protection.
 
     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 2004 were approximately $7.3 billion.  Syngenta employs some
 20,000 people in over 90 countries. Syngenta is listed on the Swiss stock
 exchange (SYNN) and in New York (NYSE:   SYT). Further information is available
 at http://www.syngenta.com .
 
      Media Enquiries:     Switzerland:   Guy Wolff
                                          Tel: +41 (61) 323 2323
                                   USA:   Sarah Hull
                                          Tel: +1 (202) 628 2372
                                    UK:   Andrew Coker
                                          Tel: +44 (1483) 26 0014
 
      Analysts/Investors:  Switzerland:   Jonathan Seabrook
                                          Tel: +41 (61) 323 7502
                                          Jennifer Gough
                                          Tel: +41 (61) 323 5059
                                   USA:   Rhonda Chiger
                                          Tel: +1 (917) 322 2569
 
     Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
     This document contains forward-looking statements, which can be identified
 by terminology such as 'expect', 'would', 'will', 'potential', 'plans',
 'prospects', 'estimated', 'aiming', 'on track' and similar expressions. Such
 statements may be subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause the
 actual results to differ materially from these statements. We refer you to
 Syngenta's publicly available filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange
 Commission for information about these and other risks and uncertainties.
 Syngenta assumes no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect
 actual results, changed assumptions or other factors. This document does not
 constitute, or form part of, any offer or invitation to sell or issue, or any
 solicitation of any offer, to purchase or subscribe for any ordinary shares in
 Syngenta AG, or Syngenta ADSs, nor shall it form the basis of, or be relied on
 in connection with, any contract therefor.
 
 

SOURCE Syngenta International AG

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