Syngenta share repurchases: end-year report

Thu Jan 3, 2013 1:00am EST

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BASEL, Switzerland, Jan. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Syngenta has completed the
share repurchases authorized by the Annual General Meeting on  April 22, 2008.
The authorization allowed for the repurchase of up to 10 percent of outstanding

In total, 1,487,200 shares were repurchased between  March 8, 2010  and end
December 2012 through a second trading line on the SIX Swiss Exchange. This
represents 1.5 percent of outstanding shares at the time of authorization and a
total amount of  $402 million.

In accordance with motions passed at the Annual General Meetings on  April 19,
2011  and  April 24, 2012  a total of 1,473,700 shares have been canceled. The
company plans to propose the cancellation of the remaining 13,500 shares at a
subsequent Annual General Meeting.

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

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part of, any offer or invitation to sell or issue, or any solicitation of any
offer, to purchase or subscribe for any ordinary shares in Syngenta AG, or
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SOURCE  Syngenta
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