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Syngenta Presents New Fungicide at British Crop Protection Congress

    BASEL, Switzerland, Oct. 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Today at the 2005
 British Crop Protection Congress (BCPC), Syngenta presented its new fungicide
 active ingredient to agricultural experts. Mandipropamid, developed under the
 code 446, controls late blight in potatoes and tomatoes as well as downy
 mildew in vines and a number of vegetable crops.
     Mandipropamid, the first derivative of the chemical class of mandelamide
 fungicides, sets a new standard in performance: locking rapidly and tightly to
 the leaf's waxy layer, it provides a highly effective, weatherproof and
 long-lasting barrier to diseases.
     "Mandipropamid is a significant innovation. This new technology further
 strengthens our leading fungicide portfolio, which offers growers a complete
 range of solutions to control plant disease," said John Atkin, Chief Operating
 Officer, Syngenta Crop Protection. "Mandipropamid is one of eight new crop
 protection products planned for launch by 2012."
     Mandipropamid is scheduled for launch in 2007 and will be offered as
 single formulation as well as in spray programs with other Syngenta brands,
 including Ridomil Gold(R), Shirlan(R), Quadris Max(R) and Bravo(R). This new
 compound will be marketed globally and peak sales are expected to exceed $100
 million annually.
 
     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
 
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     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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