This excerpt taken from the SYT 6-K filed Dec 17, 2009.
"Disclosure of share ownership - The shareholding in Syngenta AG of BlackRock Inc. exceeds the threshold value of 3%"
Herewith we furnish a disclosure release related to Syngenta AG. The full text is the following:
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Disclosure of share ownership
The shareholding in Syngenta AG of BlackRock, Inc. exceeds the threshold value of 3%
Based on Article 20 of the Swiss Stock Exchange Act, Syngenta AG informs as follows:
The BlackRock Inc., 40 East 52nd Street, New York, 10022, U.S.A., disclosed on December 15, 2009 that its holding in the share capital of Syngenta AG has exceeded on December 1, 2009 the notifiable threshold margin due to acquisition of the Barclays Global Investors (BGI) business. The holding amounts to 3.84% of the share capital corresponding to 3,607,343 registered shares of Syngenta AG, ISIN CH0011037469, and 27,400 CFDs.
The contact person within BlackRock Inc. for this notification is Stuart Watchorn, BlackRock Investment Management Ltd, 33 King William Street, London, ECAR 9AS, UK.
Basel, Switzerland, December 16, 2009