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Strong North America Performance Validates Corn Market Share Gain For DuPont

The business' North America soybean market share was about one point lower in 2013 following gains of over 10 points since 2008.

Delivering Whole-Farm Decision Services to Growers

Leveraging its unique route-to-market, DuPont Pioneer is an industry leader in providing next-generation agronomy and Decision Services to growers through an expanding field services team and utilization of new technologies.  When yield monitors became commonplace on U.S. farms, Pioneer launched comprehensive field-by-field mapping services.  As agricultural operations became more complex, Pioneer grew its whole-farm profitability services to include a real-time grain marketing platform.

In the last year, Pioneer worked one-on-one with customers to map more than 20 million acres of harvest and as-planted acres, and to implement more than 1.5 million acres of variable rate seeding prescriptions.  Providing end-to-end services, Pioneer has connected about 8,000 grain sellers and buyers through the Farms Technology Dynamic Pricing Platform.  Last week, John Deere and Pioneer announced a collaboration to allow growers to transmit field data wirelessly from Deere equipment to Pioneer ® Field360 Select software, offering unparalleled convenience and timely analysis.

"Our Decision Services are helping growers to maximize profits and minimize risk, while improving farm operation sustainability through science, technology and customer knowledge," said Schickler.  "Decision Services will be an important part of the Pioneer business as we continue to leverage our genetic and agronomic expertise with our analytic capabilities and technology to deliver year-round production and farm management services."

DuPont's presentation slides are available on the Investor Center website at www.investors.dupont.com.

DuPont Pioneer is the world's leading developer and supplier of advanced plant genetics, providing high-quality seeds to farmers in more than 90 countries.  Pioneer provides agronomic support and services to help increase farmer productivity and profitability and strives to develop sustainable agricultural systems for people everywhere. Science with Service Delivering Success™.

DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802.  The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs, and thought leaders, we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment.  For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to inclusive innovation, please visit  www.dupont.com.

Forward-Looking Statements:  This news release contains forward-looking statements based on management's current expectations, estimates and projections.  All statements that address expectations or projections about the future, including statements about the company's strategy for growth, product development, market position, expected expenditures and financial results are forward-looking statements.  Some of the forward-looking statements may be identified by words like "expects," "anticipates," "plans," "intends," "projects," "indicates," and similar expressions.  These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve a number of risks, uncertainties and assumptions.  Many factors, including those discussed more fully elsewhere in this release and in documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission by DuPont, particularly its latest annual report on Form 10-K and quarterly report on Form 10-Q, as well as others, could cause results to differ materially from those stated.  These factors include, but are not limited to changes in the laws, regulations, policies and economic conditions, including inflation, interest and foreign currency exchange rates, of countries in which the company does business; competitive pressures; successful integration of structural changes, including restructuring plans, acquisitions, divestitures and alliances; cost of raw materials, research and development of new products, including regulatory approval and market acceptance; seasonality of sales of agricultural products; and severe weather events that cause business interruptions, including plant and power outages, or disruptions in supplier and customer operations. The company undertakes no duty to update any forward-looking statements as a result of future developments or new information.

The DuPont Oval Logo, DuPont™, The miracles of science™, Science with Service Delivering Success®, Optimum®, AQUAmax®, AcreMax®, IMPACT™, Field360™, EnClass® and Pioneer® are trademarks or registered trademarks of DuPont or its affiliates.

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