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CIBA ANNOUNCES 1992 RESULTS

 ARDSLEY, N.Y., March 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Ciba-Geigy Limited of Basel, Switzerland, has announced its results for 1992.
 Worldwide sales were SFr 22,204 million, compared with SFr 21,077 million for 1991 -- an increase of 6 percent currency adjusted (5 percent Swiss Francs). Profit after tax was SFr 1,520 million -- an increase of 19 percent from 1991. Cash flow increased 12 percent from SFr 2,481 million in 1991 to SFr 2,771 million in 1992.
 Ciba's worldwide interests are divided into three business sectors: Healthcare, Agriculture and Industry. The worldwide sales results for each sector are as follows:
 CIBA-GEIGY LIMITED OF BASEL
 Worldwide Sales
 (In millions of Swiss Francs)
 Business Sector 1992 1991 Actual Currency Adjusted(A)
 Healthcare SFr 8,662 7,824 11 pct. 12 pct.
 Agriculture 4,817 4,798 -- 1 pct.
 Industry 8,725 8,455 3 pct. 3 pct.
 Group SFr 22,204 21,077 5 pct. 6 pct.
 (A) At corresponding 1992 exchange rates. The average rates for one U.S. dollar were SFr 1.40 during 1992, compared to SFr 1.43 during 1991.
 Ciba-Geigy Corporation is the U.S. business unit based in Ardsley, N.Y. The U.S. sales results are as follows:
 CIBA-GEIGY CORPORATION
 U.S. Sales
 (In millions of dollars)
 Business Sector 1992 1991 Percentage Change
 Healthcare $2,026 $1,813 12 pct.
 Agriculture 1,108 1,026 8 pct.
 Industry 1,415 1,299 9 pct.
 Total $4,549 $4,138 10 pct.
 "Ciba's strength is in the diversity of its businesses," said Richard Barth, chairman, president and CEO of the U.S. corporation. "Like others, Ciba faces challenges ahead to maintain its current level of growth. But with the diversity of our business and the quality of our products, we are well-equipped to meet the needs of the future."
 Ciba is a leading developer and manufacturer of healthcare, agricultural and industrial products. The company is committed to its integrated vision of social, economic and environmental responsibilities. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ciba-Geigy Limited of Basel, Switzerland. Both companies are known as Ciba.
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 /CONTACT: Lisa Robinson of Ciba-Geigy, 914-479-4050/


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