Tokyo, 13 January 2010 - Arysta LifeScience Corporation announced today the hiring of Paula Pinto as the company’s new Global Marketing Head. In this role, Pinto will work to ensure that the company realizes growth from its existing product portfolio and will identify new opportunities for growth through acquisition, licenses and the development of new products and technologies.

Prior to joining Arysta LifeScience, Pinto held a range of senior roles of increasing responsibilities at Momentive Performance Materials, from Plant Manager, Brazil, to Latin America Sales and Marketing Director, Specialty Fluids, to her latest position as Global Marketing Director, Silicone Fluids. Her career at Momentive and its predecessor companies -- including Union Carbide, OSi Specialties Corporation and GE Silicones -- spanned 21 years.

“Paula’s strong marketing, business management and operations background will help us continue to grow in smart, strategic ways,” said Wayne Hewett, President and Chief Executive Officer, Arysta LifeScience. “Our company, like many others, faces economic challenges in the months and years ahead. Paula brings to the table forward-thinking business practices that will enable us to not only survive the economic troughs but also to thrive on the peaks, while continuing to make customer needs the highest priority.”

Originally from Brazil, Pinto has lived in multiple world regions, is fluent in four languages and has a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Sao Paulo.

About Arysta LifeScience Corporation
Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, Arysta LifeScience is the world’s largest privately held crop protection and life science company with 2008 revenues of JPY134 billion (US$1.3 billion). An entrepreneurial provider of crop protection and life science products in more than 125 countries worldwide, Arysta LifeScience specializes in marketing and distribution of respected crop protection brands and life science products in harmony with the needs of global partners. More information on the company is available at:

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Linda Frerichs
Global Communications Head
Arysta LifeScience North America LLC
Tel: +1-919-678-4948