Curry Seed Company Reaches an Agreement With Pioneer Hi-Bred

Curry Customers Will See Broader Product Lineup and More Traits

ELK POINT, S.D., and DES MOINES, Iowa, May 29, 2008 - Curry Seed Company and Pioneer Hi-Bred, a DuPont business, have reached an agreement regarding the purchase of the "Curry Seed" brand name. The terms were not disclosed.

This transaction will greatly expand Curry Seed corn trait offerings. In addition, Curry Seed will be introducing the first complete soybean lineup in its 73-year history.

"Curry Seed customers will have a wider selection of new corn and soybean varieties," according to David Curry, president of Curry Seed Company. "This new association with Pioneer will allow for the expansion of Curry customer services with the addition of strengthening our regional seed research capabilities. Curry customers will have these added benefits in time for the 2009 planting season."

The Curry Seed brand will continue to be managed locally from Elk Point. Exclusive Curry Seed regionally tested products will be available only from Curry Seed salespeople.

"Through this agreement with Curry Seed, Pioneer can expand markets for its germplasm with unique products not available as a Pioneer® brand product," said Bart Baudler, Pioneer director, Out-licensing and Distribution. "We are excited to continue the strong tradition of the Curry Seed brand while increasing choices for Curry customers."

Founded in 1935 by J.J. Curry, Curry Seed Company has evolved to fit the changing needs of farmers. With headquarters in Elk Point, S.D., Curry sells hybrid corn seed to customers in Nebraska, Iowa, Minnesota and South Dakota (

Pioneer Hi-Bred, a DuPont business, is the world's leading source of customized solutions for farmers, livestock producers and grain and oilseed processors. With headquarters in Des Moines, Iowa, Pioneer provides access to advanced plant genetics in nearly 70 countries.

DuPont is a science-based products and services company. Founded in 1802, DuPont puts science to work by creating sustainable solutions essential to a better, safer, healthier life for people everywhere. Operating in more than 70 countries, DuPont offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture and food; building and construction; communications; and transportation.

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