E I du Pont de Nemours and Co (DD)
27 Nov 2015
* Chairman says "leave no stone unturned" (Adds CEO comment on Dupont, more chairman remarks on deals)
ST. LOUIS Monsanto Co. executives are discussing whether the world's largest seed company should acquire agrochemical rivals, including top pesticide maker Syngenta AG , Monsanto President Brett Begemann said on Tuesday.
DuPont 's interim Chief Executive Edward Breen will keep his job permanently, setting the stage for the executive best known for the turnaround and breakup of Tyco International Plc to complete a wider overhaul of the chemicals and seed producer.
* Investor Nelson Peltz will welcome move - analysts (Adds official company name in paragraph 13, recasts some background)
Nov 9 DuPont said it appointed interim Chief Executive Edward Breen its permanent CEO and chairman.
Chemicals and seed maker DuPont said it would consolidate some businesses within two units - one that makes nylon and polyster and another that makes materials such as Kevlar.
DuPont is talking to rivals about its agriculture business, interim Chief Executive Edward Breen said on Tuesday, less than a week after Dow Chemical Co announced a review of its farm chemicals and seeds unit.
* Cost cuts contribute 10 cents/shr to Q3 oper earnings (Adds investor comments)
Oct 27 Chemicals and seed producer DuPont reported a 46 percent drop in quarterly profit, hurt by a strong dollar and weak agricultural markets in Brazil and other emerging markets.
Chemical conglomerates Dow Chemical Co and DuPont both made big bets on their farm businesses over the past two years, but their fortunes have diverged dramatically.
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