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DuPont Pioneer and Crop Protection Celebrate Saskatoon Office Grand Opening

Increased investments demonstrate commitment to Western Canada

Saskatoon, SK May 22, 2013 – DuPont Pioneer and DuPont Crop Protection officially welcomed the community to their 6,600-square-foot-office at 510 Cope Way in Saskatoon today during an official open house.

“This office enables DuPont Pioneer to deliver more focused and defined market approaches in Western Canada, including agronomic support and services to increase our growers’ productivity,” says Ian Grant, president, DuPont Pioneer Canada.

DuPont Pioneer and DuPont Crop Protection are committed to the growth of agriculture in Western Canada through increased investments such as Pioneer’s early maturity corn hybrids and soybean varieties, and cutting edge technologies like Optimum® GLY canola.

“Enabling growers to be competitive in the marketplace is important to Pioneer, which is why we continue to bring strong yields, agronomic performance and local expertise to our customers,” says Grant.

“With this new office, DuPont Crop Protection is strengthening our presence and commitment to Western Canada, as well as introducing exciting new crop protection technology that help farmers make the most of every acre and contribute to the quality, quantity and sustainability of the world’s food supply,” says Priscila Vansetti, DuPont Canada’s Crop Protection director.

A number of dignitaries, including the Honourable Lyle Stewart, Saskatchewan Minister of Agriculture and Donald Atchison, Mayor of Saskatoon, attended the event and participated in the ribbon cutting ceremony.

DuPont Pioneer is the world’s leading developer and supplier of advanced plant genetics, providing high-quality seeds to farmers in more than 90 countries. Pioneer provides agronomic support and services to help increase farmer productivity and profitability and strives to develop sustainable agricultural systems for people everywhere. Science with Service Delivering Success™.

DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials and services since 1802. The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs and thought leaders, we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment. For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to inclusive innovation, please visit www.dupont.com.



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