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DUPONT ANNOUNCES ORGANIZATIONAL RESTRUCTURING

 WILMINGTON, Del., May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- DuPont (NYSE: DD) Chairman and CEO Edgar S. Woolard Jr. announced today an organizational restructuring of the company's chemicals and specialties (C&S) operations.
 "We will eliminate six business sector organizations and organize to have only one layer between strategic business units (SBUs) and the CEO," Woolard said. In addition, he said, SBUs will be aligned in a way that takes advantage of their normal supply chains, from ingredients to the customer. For example, SBUs that produce nylon products and ingredients will be brought together.
 "All this is aimed at bringing decision-making closer to the customer, faster market response, accelerating productivity improvement and superior execution," said Woolard. "This is another step in our transformation to meet the challenge of profitable growth in today's low-growth global economy with its excess capacity and volatile markets."
 Woolard said that the new structure will become effective June 1.
 With elimination of the sector structures, strategic business units (SBUs) making up the C&S operations will report to the vice chairman and four senior vice presidents. Sector staff functions which are critical to a business's success will now become a part of each SBU.
 Woolard also said that for most employees there will be little impact but excess positions will result. He said there is no feasible way to determine how many until each business assesses its needs.
 "Global competition continues to grow in intensity," he added, "and the key to winning is to be faster than our competitors in creating value for our customers. This restructuring greatly improves our ability to do so."
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