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DuPont Leader Outlines Growth Strategy For Agriculture And Nutrition & Health Segments

"DuPont has an important role to play in helping the world meet the challenge of feeding a growing population," said Borel.  "As a leader in sustainable agricultural productivity, animal and human nutrition, and food protection solutions, we are focused on delivering superior value to growers and food companies while shaping global agricultural and food systems for all stakeholders." 

Over the next five years, about half of the DuPont Agriculture segment growth is expected to occur outside of North America.  The global seed pipeline released today reinforces an integrated approach to product development and highlights agricultural solutions through differential breeding, plant protection traits, corn agronomic traits, soybean output traits and hybridization systems.  These solutions build on the recent product success of Optimum® AQUAmax™ corn hybrids and Optimum® AcreMax® corn products validated by last year's gain of more than one point in North America corn market share.

DuPont Crop Protection has a robust pipeline of novel insect, weed and disease control products to complement the success of Rynaxpyr® products, which exceeded $1 billion in sales in 2013.  In addition to Rynaxypyr®, Cyazypyr™ and new fungicide products, the launch of new seed treatments in 2014 under the Lumigen™ Seed Sense brand is anticipated to contribute meaningfully to future growth.

DuPont Nutrition & Health is using science to deliver customized nutrition solutions to improve health and protect food.  As the global population increases, becomes more urbanized and the middle class expands, DuPont is committed to science-based solutions to improve the nutritional value of food while preventing food waste in the value chain.

To view a full copy of today's presentation, visit the " Events & Presentations" page on the DuPont Investor Center.

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  http://www.dupont.com.

Use of Non-GAAP Measures

Management believes that certain non-GAAP measurements are meaningful to investors because they provide insight with respect to ongoing operating results of the company. Such measurements are not recognized in accordance with GAAP and should not be viewed as an alternative to GAAP measures of performance. Reconciliations of segment operating earnings to the most directly comparable GAAP measures are available on the Investor center of www.dupont.com under Key Financials & Filings.

Forward-Looking Statements:  This news release contains forward-looking statements which may be identified by their use of words like "plans," "expects," "will," "believes," "intends," "estimates," "anticipates" or other words of similar meaning.  All statements that address expectations or projections about the future, including statements about the company's growth strategy, product development, regulatory approval, market position, anticipated benefits of acquisitions, outcome of contingencies, such as litigation and environmental matters, expenditures and financial results, are forward-looking statements.  Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are based on certain assumptions and expectations of future events which may not be realized.  Forward-looking statements also involve risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the company's control.  Some of the important factors that could cause the company's actual results to differ materially from those projected in any such forward-looking statements are: fluctuations in energy and raw material prices; failure to develop and market new products and optimally manage product life cycles; significant litigation and environmental matters; failure to appropriately manage process safety and product stewardship issues; changes in laws and regulations or political conditions; global economic and capital markets conditions, such as inflation, interest and currency exchange rates; business or supply disruptions; security threats, such as acts of sabotage, terrorism or war, weather events and natural disasters; ability to protect and enforce the company's intellectual property rights; successful integration of acquired businesses and separation of underperforming or non-strategic assets or businesses and successful completion of the proposed spinoff of the Performance Chemicals segment including ability to fully realize the expected benefits of the proposed spinoff .  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™, Encirca SM , Optimum®, AQUAmax™, AcreMax®, Intrasect®, Rynaxypyr®, Cyazypyr™, Lumigen™ and are trademarks or registered trademarks of DuPont or its affiliates.

 

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