Syngenta shareholders accept ChemChina offer

Syngenta shareholders accept ChemChina offer

China National Chemical Corporation (ChemChina) today announced the provisional interim results for ChemChina’s offer to acquire Syngenta. At the end of the Main Offer Period on May 4, based on preliminary numbers, around 80.7 % of shares have been tendered. Subject to confirmation in the definitive notice of interim results scheduled for May 10, the Minimum Acceptance Rate condition of 67 percent of issued Syngenta shares has been met.

The prospective timetable for the closing of the offer is as follows:

Wednesday, May 10, 2017                                          Definitive notice of the interim result of the Offer

Thursday, May 11, 2017                                              Start of the Additional Acceptance Period

Tuesday, May 16, 2017                                                Payment of Special Dividend to shareholders1

Thursday, May 18, 2017                                              First Settlement

Wednesday, May 24, 2017                                           End of the Additional Acceptance Period

Friday, May 26, 2017                                                   Provisional notice of the end result of the Offer (at  
                                                                                   the latest)                                            

Wednesday, May 31, 2017                                           Definitive notice of the end result of the Offer

Wednesday, June 7, 2017                                             Second Settlement

Further, as soon as permitted by law and applicable regulations, it is intended to de-list the shares from the SIX and to de-list the ADSs from the NYSE.

Syngenta is a leading agriculture company helping to improve global food security by enabling millions of farmers to make better use of available resources. Through world class science and innovative crop solutions, our 28000 people in over 90 countries are working to transform how crops are grown. We are committed to rescuing land from degradation, enhancing biodiversity and revitalizing rural communities.

ChemChina, which is headquartered in Beijing, China, possesses production, R&D and marketing systems in 150 countries and regions. It is the largest chemical corporation in China, and occupies the 234th position among the Fortune Global 500. The company’s main businesses include materials science, life science, high-end manufacturing and basic chemicals, among others. Previously, ChemChina has successfully acquired 9 leading industrial companies in France, United Kingdom, Israel, Italy and Germany, etc. To learn more visit and

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