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DuPont Pledges $1 Million to World Food Prize
Date:2/7/2008

Contribution Helps Establish Norman E. Borlaug Hall of Laureates

DES MOINES, Iowa, Feb. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DuPont (NYSE: DD) today announced a $1 million contingent donation to fund the establishment of a permanent home for the World Food Prize in Des Moines. The donation will support the transformation of the former Des Moines Public Library into the Norman E. Borlaug Hall of Laureates and will be administered through DuPont business Pioneer Hi-Bred.

"The World Food Prize brings much-deserved recognition to those who are saving and improving millions of lives around the globe," said Paul Schickler, Pioneer president and DuPont vice president and general manager. "As a long- time major supporter of the Prize, we are pleased to help establish a permanent home honoring those who have dedicated their lives to saving others."

DuPont and its Pioneer business have been a major sponsor of the World Food Prize since 1996 through financial grants, hosting of the World Food Prize Youth Symposium and annual sponsorships including a sponsor program for two students in the Borlaug-Ruan International Intern program.

"Pioneer Hi-Bred has been a strong friend and consistent supporter of World Food Prize programs, including our Youth Institute and international internships," said Ambassador Kenneth Quinn, president of the World Food Prize Foundation. "On behalf of all of us at the foundation, I want to express our profound appreciation for this very special contribution as well as for all of their past support."

When completed, the Norman E. Borlaug Hall of Laureates will serve as a historical center to recognize the achievements of Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Iowa native Norman Borlaug as well as past World
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