Syngenta AG - Completion of share repurchase program

SYNGENTA AG - COMPLETION OF SHARE REPURCHASE PROGRAM Syngenta announces that it has completed its share repurchase program Basel, Switzerland, 22 November 2000. Syngenta announces that it has completed its share repurchase program initiated on 13 November 2000. Under this share repurchase program Syngenta has repurchased 11,255,000 of its own shares, representing 9.99 % of its issued share capital, by open market purchases. As a result, Syngenta holds the aforementioned number of shares in treasury, representing 9.99 % of the capital of Syngenta. Share repurchases have been executed exclusively on the AstraZeneca trading line of Syngenta (Syngenta shares received by AstraZeneca shareholders) on the London Stock Exchange. Contacts: Syngenta Jennifer Gough Tel.: +41 79 616 06 34 Rainer von Mielecki Tel.: +41 61 697 57 66 ******** This release does not constitute or form part of any offer or invitation to sell or issue, or any solicitation of any offer to purchase or subscribe for, any ordinary shares in Syngenta AG or Syngenta ADS's, nor shall it form the basis of, or be relied on in connection with, any contract therefor. Prices and values of, and income from, shares can go down as well as up. Past performance is not a guide to future performance. Persons needing advice should consult an independent financial adviser. ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by BIT http://www.bit.se The following files are available for download: http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2000/11/22/20001122BIT00120/bit0001.doc http://www.bit.se/bitonline/2000/11/22/20001122BIT00120/bit0002.pdf