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DuPont Pioneer Announces Final Prize Winners of the 2017 Seed for a Season Contest

Twenty growers have received up to $25,000 each in Pioneer® brand seed

Mississauga, Ontario, April 24, 2017 – DuPont Pioneer announced the final six winners from the third and fourth rounds of the Seed for a Season contest who will each receive up to $25,000 in Pioneer® brand products. The Seed for a Season contest in Eastern Canada is aimed at providing farmers with an opportunity to invest their money in a different way this year, from improving the profitability of their farm to going on a dream vacation.

"I'm really pleased with the success of the Seed for a Season contest. It was a great opportunity to give back to some lucky customers in a way that directly helps their farm operation," says Collin Phillip, business director - Eastern Canada at DuPont Pioneer. "With 20 winners in Ontario and Quebec as well as three winners in the Maritimes, the Seed for a Season contest had a heartfelt impact with our customers in communities across Eastern Canada. Plans are well underway for something exciting in 2018 and I look forward to sharing more details this fall."

A complete list of the third and fourth round of prize winners of the 2017 Seed for a Season contest follows:

Name City/Town Province
Fred Waechter, L.E. Waechter Farms Walkerton Ontario
Harry Bradley, CJ Bradley & Sons Ltd. Cottam Ontario
Troy Knapp Athens Ontario
Brad Bruce, Burnside Farms Ltd. Acton Ontario
Diane Grégoire, Ferme C Grégoire & Fils Inc. Saint-Esprit Québec
Jonathan Gauthier Farnham Québec

The DuPont Pioneer Seed for a Season contest ran from September 2016 to March 2017, awarding 20 winners from across Ontario and Quebec a total of up to $25,000 each. Visit www.seedforaseason.ca for a complete list of winners. Entries were earned with the purchase of any Pioneer® brand corn or soybean product. Double entries were earned with the purchase of DuPont™ Lumivia™ insecticide seed treatment.

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.

One of the final winners of Seed for a Season contest.

L to R: Kevin Leeder, Pioneer sales representative; Troy Knapp, one of the Seed for a Season winners; and Rennie Carley, Pioneer associate seller.

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