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Names New Business Manager for Professional Products in UK and Republic of Ireland

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Simon Elsworth will focus on turf and ornamental markets in the British Isles

LONDON, December 15, 2005 - Syngenta has named Simon Elsworth to be its business manager for professional products in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland (Eire). Elsworth will focus exclusively on turf and ornamental markets in the region.

In his new position, Elsworth will be responsible for actively growing Syngenta's market share in the U.K. and Ireland. He will oversee the regional introduction of proven Syngenta products such as Heritage® fungicide and Primo MAXX® plant growth regulator, and will foster relationships with key industry associations, organizations and customers.

"Simon's appointment is a clear signal of Syngenta's commitment to the turf and ornamental markets in the United Kingdom and Ireland," said Jose Milan, global business manager, turf, Syngenta Crop Protection AG. "This move reiterates our commitment to growing the Syngenta presence in the turf management industry globally."

Before assuming his new role, Elsworth served as campaign team manager for Syngenta UK. He has worked for Syngenta in several sales and marketing positions throughout the United Kingdom.

Elsworth holds a bachelor's degree in agriculture from Edinburgh University, Scotland, and also holds an MBA from The Open Business School Open University.


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 19,000 people in over 90 countries. Syngenta is listed on the Swiss stock exchange (SYNN) and in New York (SYT). Further information is available at www.syngenta.com.

Contact: Jose Milan, Syngenta Crop Protection AG, Basel, Switzerland +41 (0)61 323 61 71

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