Syngenta Signs Agreement with Golden Acres Genetics, Ltd. to Transfer Sorghum Seed Inventory

Syngenta Signs Agreement with Golden Acres Genetics, Ltd. to Transfer Sorghum Seed Inventory

• Syngenta will transfer all existing Syngenta sorghum seed inventory to Golden Acres Genetics, Ltd. effective June 3, 2011
• Syngenta remains fully focused on products and technology platforms in core crops

Syngenta in North America today announced an agreement with Golden Acres Genetics, Ltd., Waco, Tex., to transfer all existing Syngenta sorghum seed inventory to Golden Acres effective as of June 3, 2011. The agreement covers all Syngenta sorghum hybrids, including forage, grain and sudangrass products.

“We're pleased that Golden Acres is acquiring Syngenta’s sorghum inventory and will continue to provide farmers with high-quality hybrid sorghum seed,” said Steve Sick, Syngenta sorghum product manager. “With our recently announced integrated business strategy, Syngenta remains fully focused on our products and technology platforms in core crops to fuel our company's future growth through new and innovative crop solutions developed from our broad seeds, seed care and crop protection portfolio.”

“Golden Acres is excited to add these proven Syngenta sorghum products to our offering for 2012,” said Lou Buice, president, Golden Acres Genetics, Ltd. “This expansion of our sorghum portfolio will allow us to offer a broader line of high performing hybrids to growers – not only across our Southern market area, but everywhere sorghum is grown. These hybrids will further help us in our mission to professionally serve farmers with custom seed solutions.”
For more information on Syngenta and the products it has to offer, visit www.syngenta.com.

For more information on Golden Acres Genetics, Ltd. and the products it has to offer, visit www.GAseed.com

About Syngenta
Syngenta is one of the world's leading companies with more than 26,000 employees in over 90 countries dedicated to our purpose: Bringing plant potential to life. Through world-class science, global reach and commitment to our customers we help to increase crop productivity, protect the environment and improve health and quality of life. For more information about us please go to www.syngenta.com.

About Golden Acres
Golden Acres Genetics is an independent and family-owned company which markets corn and grain sorghum seed and related technologies to farmers across the southern United States. Built on the principal of “Honoring God in all we do.” we operate under the philosophy symbolized by three simple words… “Faith. Family. Farming.” For more information, visit www.GAseed.com.

06.03.2011