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Wilmington, May 31, 2005

DuPont Chairman and CEO Statement on the International Association for Food Protection's Black Pearl Award

Charles O. Holliday, Jr., DuPont chairman and CEO, issued the following statement regarding the International Association for Food Protection's selection of DuPont as the winner of the 2005 Black Pearl Award for corporate excellence in food safety:

"DuPont is proud to be named the 2005 International Association for Food Protection's Black Pearl Award recipient. This prestigious honor recognizes our commitment to safety and innovation for the food industry for the benefit of all consumers."

"Coupling more than 200 years of safety knowledge with our unique product innovations has made the food industry one of our largest business sectors, with 10 core business areas focused on the food value chain. Safety is the foundation of DuPont and our food business is backed by our core value that safety is integral to everything we do."

"DuPont is putting science to work to help meet the pressing challenges faced by the world's food supply – from commercial seed and healthier food ingredients to clean and disinfect technologies to packaging and pathogen testing. We've transformed the safety and healthfulness of the food system at nearly every link in the chain – globally. "

"We take our job seriously to help our customers ensure that people everywhere have access to a safe, healthful and abundant food supply."

For more information about The International Association for Food Protection and the Black Pearl Award, visit: For a copy of the IAFP news release on the award, visit:

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DuPont 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.