Arysta LifeScience Operates Business under One Global Identity

Arvesta, Calliope and Hokko do Brasil Adopt Single Name

TOKYO, June 30, 2005 – In a move to present a strong and unified presence in the global marketplace, Arysta LifeScience today announced that it will begin operating in all regions under a single name and identity.

"Operating as a global enterprise under one name allows us to unify the organization and present a consistent image in the market," said Chris Richards, Arysta LifeScience president and CEO. "We honor and respect the heritage of our regional businesses that will continue to offer excellent service to their local customers. These companies have been brought together over the last year under a single, coherent global strategy. Now is the time to reflect that by using one name – Arysta LifeScience." The move will strengthen the company’s offerings to its customers worldwide.

The Arysta LifeScience businesses, serving customers in more than 100 countries, previously operated under separate names including Arvesta Corporation, Calliope, Hokko do Brasil and Arysta. Calliope recently celebrated 25 years of operations; Hokko do Brasil has provided crop protection solutions for more than 37 years. The legacy companies, operating under one global strategy, are reflecting the importance of being part of a global family by using one name – Arysta LifeScience.

"Our products, people and service will remain the same as before, but our customers will benefit from the company’s global approach and shared knowledge for crop protection and life science solutions," Richards added.

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 100 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: +1 (415) 536-3465