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DuPont Pioneer Names Winners of the 2016 Seed for Life Contest

More prizes, more winners, and more ways to enter for 2017

WOODSTOCK, Ontario, Sept. 13, 2016 – DuPont Pioneer announced today both the grand prize winner and the five secondary prize winners of the 2016 Seed for Life contest* at Canada’s Outdoor Farm Show. It also announced plans to expand customers’ chances to win in 2017.

The 2016 grand prize winner receives $1.25 million* in Pioneer® brand products over 25 years. Other prize winners this year will each receive Pioneer® brand products with a maximum value of $10,000* for the 2017 planting season. The unique “Seed for Life” contest was launched by Pioneer to provide meaningful and exciting opportunities for its customers to improve their livelihoods and help turn their dreams into reality.

Pioneer would like to congratulate the 2016 Seed for Life grand prize winner, as well as the five secondary prize winners.

Grand Prize Winner
Grower Name Town Province Prize
Marc-André Pilon Saint-Polycarpe QC Up to $ 1,25M worth of
Pioneer® brand seed -
$50,000 per year for 25 years
Secondary Prize Winners
Grower Name Town Province Prize
Denis Moreau St- Flavien QC Up to $10,000 worth of
Pioneer® brand seed
Royalair Farms Ltd Dublin ON Up to $10,000 worth of
Pioneer® brand seed
Geoff Buckrell Burgessville ON Up to $10,000 worth of
Pioneer® brand seed
Harcan Farms Inc. Petrolia ON Up to $10,000 worth of
Pioneer® brand seed
Shar View Farms Sharon ON Up to $10,000 worth of
Pioneer® brand seed

“The Seed for Life contest provides winners with the opportunity to reallocate funds they would normally use to purchase their seed for other dreams, such as college tuition for their children, a family vacation, or new farm equipment,” said Collin Phillip, business director - Eastern Canada, DuPont Pioneer. “We are honoured to make this happen for our lucky winners.”

“Winning the grand prize is an honour and still hasn’t completely sunk in yet,” said Quebec-based grand prize winner, Marc-André Pilon. “Winning this prize will open many doors for both my family and my operation, and I thank DuPont Pioneer for enabling us to pursue our dreams.”

Pioneer also announced the expanded “Seed for a Season**” contest for the 2017 growing season. The new program will feature a whopping 20 winners from Ontario and Quebec who will each receive up to $25,000** of Pioneer® brand seed product for one season.

“As the leading seed brand in Eastern Canada, we’re excited to continue to bring new and exciting opportunities to our farmers that will improve their bottom lines and help them achieve their goals,” said Rachel Faust, seed marketing segment manager, Eastern Canada, DuPont Pioneer. “For the upcoming growing season, we’re featuring more prizes and more winners with more ways to enter.”

Customers who purchase Pioneer® brand corn or soybeans products from their Pioneer sales representative by the entry deadlines will be automatically entered to receive one entry per corn or soybean unit invoiced**. There will be double entries** for purchasing Pioneer® brand corn products with new DuPont™ Lumivia™ insecticide seed treatment. For more details about the Seed for a Season contest, growers should contact their local Pioneer sales representatives. Full contest details and rules are available at www.seedforaseason.ca.

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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Contact:    Ali Aziz

* Subject to the rules of the contest (Seed for Life - 2016). Please visit www.seedforlife.ca for full details and rules.

** Subject to the rules of the contest (Seed for a Season – 2017). Please visit www.seedforaseason.ca for full details and rules.

** Contest is open to only Canadian producers or farmers who are operating a farm located in the provinces of Ontario or Quebec.