デュポン、イノベーションに牽引された成長と株主へ価値を創出する独立会社として始動

 

・ より焦点を明確にした幅広い産業に対応する企業として、変化の続く市場で高成長、高リターンのビジネスチャンスを捉え、高度なスペシャリティ製品およびソリューションを提供

・ティッカーシンボル「DD」を用い、通常の取引を開始

デラウエア州ウィルミントン、2019年6月3日―産業や日々の生活を変革する付加価値のある専門的なソリューションを提供する世界屈指のイノベーションプロバイダー、DuPont de Nemours, Inc. (以下「DuPont」)は、Corteva, Inc.(以下「Corteva」)の分割によるアグリカルチャー事業部門の分離が無事完了し、このたび独立会社として新しくスタートしたことを本日、発表しました。DowDuPont Inc.を旧称とするDuPontの株式についても本日、ティッカーシンボル「DD」としてニューヨーク証券取引所での通常方法による取引を開始します。

DuPont、執行役会長、エド・ブリーンは次のように述べています。「4つのコア市場における主導的地位と強固な活動地域、顧客層、幅広いエンドマーケットを武器に、本日、新生DuPontが始動します。秩序あるイノベーションとROIC(投下資本利益率)を意識したたゆみない努力、業界最善のコスト構造によってGDPを上回る成長率を見込んでいます。こうした優先課題と並行して積極的なポートフォリオマネジメントを行い、キャピタルリターンについて責任を果たすことにより、引き続き株主への価値創出に全力を注ぎます」

同じくDuPontの最高経営責任者(CEO)、マーク・ドイルは次のように述べています。「当社は、バランスの取れたポートフォリオ、お客様との緊密な関係性、研究・開発のノウハウ、競争力の高いオペレーティングモデルを活用し、今後、市場での成功とすべてのステークホルダーにとっての価値の向上を目指します。健康、先進モビリティ、ネットワーク技術、サステナビリティ各分野を中心とする魅力ある高成長市場動向をつぶさに捉えた、当社の素材、原材料、ソリューションに関する専門知識と技術は他社と一線を画し、これらの分野で、当社が提供する顧客主導型イノベーションと付加価値のあるソリューションは変革をもたらす推進力となります」

DuPontは、デラウエア州ウィルミントンに本社を置き、世界70カ国以上で事業を展開しています。およそ170の製造拠点に加えてグローバルR&Dセンターは10カ所以上、グローバルイノベーションセンターも10カ所運営しています。

当社は、2019年6月1日のCorteva普通株式流通開始後ただちに、3対1の逆株式分割を行い、その結果、DuPontの普通株主は逆株式分割以前に保有していたDowDuPont普通株式3株につきDuPont普通株式1株を保有していることになります。

DuPontについて詳しくは、ウェブサイト(www.dupont.com)をご覧ください。

DuPontについて

DuPont(NYSE: DD)は、テクノロジーを基盤に産業や日々の生活を変革させる素材、原材料、ソリューションを提供するグローバルイノベーションリーダーです。私たちはエレクトロニクス、トランスポーテーション、建築、水、健康、食品、労働安全をはじめとする重要市場において幅広いサイエンスや専門知識を応用し、お客様の最善のアイディアや不可欠なイノベーションの実現を支援しています。詳しくは、ウェブサイト(www.dupont.com)をご覧ください。

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward Looking Statements 
This communication contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the federal securities laws, including Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. In this context, forward-looking statements often address expected future business and financial performance and financial condition, and often contain words such as "expect," "anticipate," "intend," "plan," "believe," "seek," "see," "will," "would," "target," and similar expressions and variations or negatives of these words.

On April 1, 2019, the company completed the separation of its materials science business into a separate and independent public company by way of a pro rata dividend-in-kind of all the then outstanding stock of Dow Inc.  (the “Dow Distribution”). The company completed the separation of its agriculture business into a separate and independent public company on June 1, 2019, by way of a pro rata dividend-in-kind of all the then outstanding stock of Corteva, Inc. (the “Corteva Distribution”).

Forward-looking statements address matters that are, to varying degrees, uncertain   and subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions, many of which that are beyond DowDuPont's control, that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future results. Some of the important factors that could cause DuPont's actual results to differ materially from those projected in any such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to: (i) ability and costs to achieve all the expected benefits from the Dow Distribution and the Corteva Distribution (together, the “Distributions”); (ii) constraints on DuPont’s ability to transfer certain assets and businesses to third parties without taking certain actions or meeting certain conditions under an agreement entered in connection with the Corteva  Distribution; (iii) restrictions under intellectual property cross license agreements entered into in connection with the Distributions; (iv) non-compete restrictions under the Separation Agreement entered into in connection with the Distributions; (v) the incurrence of significant costs in connection with the Distributions, including costs to service debt incurred by the company to establish the relative  credit profiles of Corteva, Dow and DuPont and increased costs related to  supply, service and other arrangements that, prior to the Dow Distribution, were between entities under the common control of DuPont; (vi) risks related to indemnification obligations of Historical DuPont contingent liabilities in connection with the Corteva distribution  (vii) potential liability arising from fraudulent conveyance and similar laws in connection with the Distributions; (viii) disruptions or business uncertainty, including from the Distributions, could adversely impact DowDuPont's business  or financial performance and its ability to retain and hire key personnel; (ix) uncertainty as to the long-term value of DuPont common stock; (x) potential inability or reduced access to  the capital markets or increased cost of borrowings, including as a result of a credit rating downgrade; (xi) uncertainties related to share buybacks including  board approval and costs, time and ability to complete;  and (xii) risks to DuPont's business, operations and results of operations from: the availability of and fluctuations in the cost of feedstocks and energy; balance of supply and demand and the impact of balance on prices; failure to develop and market new products and optimally manage product life cycles; ability, cost and impact on business operations, including the supply chain, of responding to changes in market acceptance, rules, regulations and policies and failure to respond to such changes; outcome of significant litigation, environmental matters and other commitments and contingencies; failure to appropriately manage process safety and product stewardship issues; global economic and capital market conditions, including the continued availability of capital and financing, as well as inflation, interest and currency exchange rates; changes in political conditions, including trade disputes and retaliatory actions; business or supply disruptions; security threats, such as acts of sabotage, terrorism or war, natural disasters and weather events and patterns which could result in a significant operational event for DuPont, adversely impact demand or production; ability to discover, develop and protect new technologies and to protect and enforce DuPont's intellectual property rights; failure to effectively manage acquisitions, divestitures, alliances, joint ventures and other portfolio changes; unpredictability and severity of catastrophic events, including, but not limited to, acts of terrorism or outbreak of war or hostilities, as well as management's response to any of the aforementioned factors. These risks are and will be more fully discussed in DuPont's current, quarterly and annual reports and other filings made with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, in each case, as may be amended from time to time in future filings with the SEC. While the list of factors presented here is considered representative, no such list should be considered to be a complete statement of all potential risks and uncertainties. Unlisted factors may present significant additional obstacles to the realization of forward-looking statements. Consequences of material differences in results as compared with those anticipated in the forward-looking statements could include, among other things, business disruption, operational problems, financial loss, legal liability to third parties and similar risks, any of which could have a material adverse effect on DuPont’s consolidated financial condition, results of operations, credit rating or liquidity. You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they are made. DuPont assumes no obligation to publicly provide revisions or updates to any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise, should circumstances change, except as otherwise required by securities and other applicable laws. A detailed discussion of some of the significant risks and uncertainties which may cause results and events to differ materially from such forward-looking statements is included in the section titled "Risk Factors" (Part I, Item 1A) of DuPont's 2018 Annual Report on Form 10-K as modified by DuPont's 2019 quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and current reports on Form 8-K.

本参考資料は、米国時間2019年6月3日に米国デュポン社が配信したリリース「DuPont Becomes Independent Company, Uniquely Positioned to Drive Innovation-Led Growth and Shareholder Value」の抄訳です。当資料の正式言語は英語であり、その内容及び解釈については英語が優先されます。

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