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Geneva, July 10, 2007

Björn Hedlund is new global marketing director at DuPont Engineering Polymers

Effective July 1, 2007, Björn Hedlund assumes the role of global marketing director at DuPont Engineering Polymers (EP) in addition to his position as regional director Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA) for this business. He succeeds Timothy P. McCann, who is the new vice president and general manager of DuPont Electronic Technologies. Hedlund will continue to be based at the company’s European headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.

Björn Hedlund

Heldund has over 25 years experience of DuPont’s engineering polymer business. His career to date has involved several senior positions, including the roles of product manager for Delrin® acetal resin in Europe and regional business manager Zytel® nylon resins for both Asia Pacific and the Americas regions. In April 2002 he took over the position of marketing director, EP Europe, and soon after in addition the role of regional director EMEA for the Engineering Polymers business. Most recently he had global responsibility as director for the High Performance Materials business within EP.

The DuPont Engineering Polymers business manufactures and sells Crastin® PBT and Rynite® PET thermoplastic polyester resins, Delrin® acetal resins, Hytrel® thermoplastic polyester elastomers, DuPont™ ETPV engineering thermoplastic vulcanizates, Minlon® mineral reinforced nylon resins, Thermx® PCT polycyclohexylene dimethyl terephthalate, Tynex® filaments, Vespel® parts and shapes, Zenite® LCP liquid crystal polymers, Zytel® nylon resins and Zytel® HTN high-performance polyamides. These products serve global markets in the aerospace, appliance, automotive, consumer, electrical, electronic, industrial, sporting goods and many other diversified industries.

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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