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Syngenta Begins Trading on the New York Stock Exchange.



NEW YORK, Nov. 13 /PRNewswire/ --

Syngenta American Depository Shares ("ADSs") began trading today on the New York Stock Exchange New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)

World's largest marketplace for securities. The exchange began as an informal meeting of 24 men in 1792 on what is now Wall Street in New York City.
 under the ticker symbol "SYT." Syngenta Ordinary Shares also commenced trading earlier this morning on the Swiss, Stockholm and London Stock Exchanges. One Syngenta ADS represents one-fifth of an Ordinary Share.

"We are very pleased to be joining the list of distinguished companies trading on the New York Stock Exchange," commented Michael Pragnell, CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board.  of Syngenta. "Listing here, in addition to the home territories of our parent companies, is a great honor and reflects the importance of the United States to us as a major marketplace for our products in crop protection and high value commercial seeds."

Syngenta was created following the demergers of the Novartis agribusiness and the Zeneca agrochemicals business from Novartis and AstraZeneca, respectively, and the combination of these businesses. Syngenta AG is a leading agribusiness company, operating across all major areas of crop protection and seeds, with pro forma sales of approximately USD USD

In currencies, this is the abbreviation for the U.S. Dollar.

Notes:
The currency market, also known as the Foreign Exchange market, is the largest financial market in the world, with a daily average volume of over US $1 trillion.
 7.0 billion for the year ended December 31, 1999.

A copy of the final prospectus to be used in the Global Offering may be obtained by contacting the following:

Credit Suisse First Boston Credit Suisse First Boston was originally the trading name of the Financière Crédit Suisse-First Boston, a London-based 50-50 investment banking joint venture formed in 1978 between the First Boston Corporation and Credit Suisse.   The Prospectus Department (212) 325-7128

UBS Warburg Equity Capital Markets Group (212) 821-6000
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