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Shanghai, China, 1 March 2008

DuPont Imaging Technologies announces new leader for Asia Pacific


Contact: Vijay Ramachandran
Du Pont China Holding Co Ltd
+86-13621-797571
Vijay.Ramachandran@chn.dupont.com

Effective March 1st, 2008, Jagdish Kumar -Executive Director, DuPont India, E.I.DuPont India Private Limited, is appointed Director, Packaging Graphics – Asia Pacific and Regional Director, Imaging Technologies Asia Pacific.

Jagdish Kumar, Regional Director- Asia Pacific, DuPont Imaging Technologies. will lead the Imaging SBU for Asia Pacific which comprises of the Packaging Graphics, Authentication, Thermal Color Filters, Digital Printing and Display Enhancements businesses.

Prior to his current assignment he was Executive Director – DuPont India and was leading the Packaging & Industrial Polymers SBU for India. In addition, he was also responsible for driving the growth initiatives of the Safety and Protection Platform in India which included the Construction products business of DuPont in India.  Mr. Kumar held this portfolio for a period of more than four years.

Mr.Kumar joined DuPont India, in 1997 at New Delhi and till 2003 held various leadership assignments in finance for India as well as for Asia-Pacific region in various businesses which included DuPont Performance Coatings and Invista  (former Nylon and textiles business of DuPont).

Prior to Joining DuPont, Mr.Kumar had worked in Ballarpur Industries Ltd at New Delhi for a period of eight years, specializing in finance and Mergers & Acquisitions.

Mr. Jagdish Kumar, holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from Delhi’s, Shri Ram College of Commerce and an MBA from Indian Institute of Management- Bangalore.

About DuPont
DuPont (http://www.dupont.com) is a science 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, nutrition, electronics, communications, safety and protection, home and construction, transportation and apparel.

About Packaging Graphics
DuPont Packaging Graphics is a leading supplier of Cyrel® flexographic printing plates to the packaging industry in analog and digital formats, and currently offers a most widely known dry flexo platemaking system for use in an all-digital workflow, Cyrel® FAST.

DuPont Packaging Graphics operates R& D and manufacturing facilities in North America and Europe. Customer Technology Centers are located in Europe, Asia, North and South America to provide excellent technical support to the Packaging Graphics industry with DuPont™ Cyrel® solutions.

For additional information on DuPont and DuPont Packaging Graphics products and services, please call +86-13621797571, email Vijay.Ramachandran@chn.dupont.com or visit the web sites at http://www.cyrel.com