NEW YORK ( TheStreet) --- DuPont ( DD - Get Report) said Tuesday it expects 2012 earnings of $4.20 to $4.40 a share, a 7% to 12% increase from the company's 2011 guidance midpoint.

The outlook includes additional pension expenses of 17 cents a share.

DuPont said in a press statement it anticipates 2012 sales of between $40 billion and $42 billion. The science and technology company said its highest annual sales growth of between 10% and 12% will come from both its electronics and communications division and its industrial biosciences areas.

DuPont also said it anticipates achieving $130 million in cost synergies from the Danisco acquisition.

"DuPont expects nearly $12 billion of revenue from products introduced in the previous four years, roughly 30% of company sales in 2011, CEO Ellen Kullman said.

Analysts expect 2012 earnings of $4.23 a share on revenue of $41.4 billion.

The science and technology company lowered its 2011 full-year earnings guidance last week to between $3.87 and $3.95 a share based on slower-than-anticipated fourth quarter growth.

Shares of DuPont increased 1.5% to $44.57 in premarket trading Tuesday.

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