Syngenta Group files Pre-listing Tutoring Report for a possible IPO and listing of A-shares on Shanghai’s STAR Market

Syngenta Group Co., Ltd. (“Syngenta Group” or the “Group”), a global leader in agricultural science and innovation, today announced that it had taken a preparatory step towards a possible initial public offering (“IPO”) on the Science and Technology Innovation Board of the Shanghai Stock Exchange, commonly referred to as the STAR Market.

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The Company’s tutoring financial advisors China International Capital Corporation (CICC), BOC International and CITIC Securities have filed a “pre-listing tutoring report” with the China Securities Regulatory Commission’s (CSRC) Shanghai branch, a step preceding a listing application. Syngenta Group’s intended listing would require a formal submission and be subject to approvals from relevant regulators.

About Syngenta Group

Syngenta Group is a global leader in agricultural technology and innovation, developing, producing and commercializing a wide range of seeds, crop protection and crop nutrition products as well as provision of modern agricultural services. Syngenta Group helps farmers large and small to increase their yields and adopt sustainable agriculture practices. Syngenta Group was launched in 2020 as a Group encompassing four business units: Syngenta Crop Protection, Syngenta Seeds, Syngenta Group China and ADAMA. The company’s roots go back more than 250 years in Switzerland, and today it operates in more than 100 countries.

Syngenta Crop Protection has an industry-leading R&D pipeline, strong research capabilities and a broad product portfolio of herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, and seed treatments that promote strong and healthy plant growth. It is also one of the strongest players in the rapidly growing global market for Biological nutrients and controls.

Syngenta Seeds is one of the world’s largest developers and producers of seeds. It focuses on providing farmers with more vigorous, stronger, resistant plants to combat disease, drought, and pests. This includes innovative hybrid varieties and biotech crops that can thrive in challenging growing conditions while also addressing the needs of nature and society.

Syngenta Group China is the country’s leader in crop protection and crop nutrition, and number two in seeds. It has built China’s largest agricultural technology service platform, MAP, with over 300 centers nationwide and more than 200 partners in its supportive, digital ecosystem, modernizing agriculture and connecting growers to both suppliers and customers.

ADAMA® is a leading off-patent crop protection player. Its comprehensive crop protection product portfolio is built on the largest group of off-patent active ingredients in the world, delivered through distinctive mixtures and formulations. ADAMA is traded on the Shenzhen stock exchange.

Syngenta Group has been regularly reporting its unaudited quarterly and annual results at this link, following the public reporting of financial results for its subsidiaries Syngenta AG (to bondholders), ADAMA Ltd. (SHE: 000553), Sinofert Holdings (SEHK: 0297), and Yangnong Chemical (SHA: 600486). Its 2020 full year results were released on April 7, 2021, and Q1 2021 results were reported on April 29, 2021.

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