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Syngenta Crop Protection and Valagro confirm interest for SICIT Group

Syngenta together with Valagro would like to confirm that they both remain interested in pursuing a potential transaction involving SICIT Group.

Basel / Switzerland, Atessa / Italy, May12, 2021 – Following the Press Release published yesterday by Intesa Holding S.p.A., Syngenta Crop Protection AG (“Syngenta“) together with Valagro S.p.A. (“Valagro“) would like to confirm that they both remain interested in pursuing a potential transaction involving SICIT Group S.p.A. (“SICIT Group”). In this respect, and consistently with the Letter of Interest delivered to SICIT Group, yesterday Syngenta and Valagro received access to certain limited confirmatory due diligence information and are in the process of reviewing expeditiously this information in order to decide in a short timeframe whether or not going forward with the proposed voluntary tender offer on SICIT Group pursuant to Article 102 and 106, fourth paragraph, of the Italian Financial Act.

We remain convinced of the potential of a combination between Syngenta/Valagro and SICIT Group. We would prefer to keep Intesa Holding as long-term shareholder of SICIT Group and remain open to dialogue.

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About Valagro

Valagro is a leader in the development, production and marketing of biostimulant and advanced nutrient solutions for cash and row crops. Founded in 1980 and with its headquarters in Atessa (Italy), Valagro is committed to providing innovative and effective solutions for plant nutrition and health. Its mission is to increase the quantity and quality of plants and harvested crops while enhancing productivity and reducing the environmental impact of cultivation. Valagro uses science in the service of humankind to improve nutrition and the quality of life while respecting the environment. Valagro became part of Syngenta Crop Protection in 2020.

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