Arysta LifeScience Contributes $50,000 to Earthquake Relief in Pakistan

Tokyo, December 6, 2005 – Arysta Life Science, a global crop protection and life science company, is contributing USD $50,000 to the President's Relief Fund in Pakistan to benefit earthquake survivors.

The October 8, 2005 earthquake, with a 7.6 magnitude, killed more than 70,000 people and has left many more homeless as winter approaches the area. Arysta LifeScience has answered President Musharraf's call for financial contributions to help the survivors and carry out large-scale rebuilding equally across the region through the President's Relief Fund.

"This is a terrible human tragedy and we want to do our part to help our fellow human beings rebuild their lives," said Arysta LifeScience President and CEO Chris Richards. "As a company with employees and business interests in Pakistan, it is important to support our own people during their time of need."

Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, Arysta LifeScience is the world's largest privately-held crop protection and life science company with 2004 revenues of ¥103.2 billion (US$1 billion). An entrepreneurial provider of crop protection and life science products in more than 125 countries worldwide, Arysta LifeScience specializes in the marketing and distribution of respected crop protection brands and life science products in harmony with the needs of global producers. More information on the company is available at:

For more information, please contact:
Donna Uchida
Global Communications
Arysta LifeScience
Phone: (415) 536-3465