What are Syngenta's corporate headquarters address and telephone number?
The global headquarter of Syngenta is located in Basel, Switzerland:
Syngenta International AG
Phone: +41 61 323 11 11
What is Syngenta's vision & main areas of activity?
Syngenta is a leading agriculture company helping to improve global food security by enabling millions of farmers to make better use of available resources. Through world class science and innovative crop solutions, our 28,000 people in over 90 countries are working to transform how crops are grown. We are committed to rescuing land from degradation, enhancing biodiversity and revitalizing rural communities. To learn more visit www.syngenta.com and www.goodgrowthplan.com. Follow us on Twitter® at www.twitter.com/Syngenta
How often is your Web site updated?
The Investor and Media Centers are updated frequently. Our Stock Information is updated several times per hour. Most of the general information on the site will not be updated as often because it is unlikely to become dated.
What is Syngenta's Stock Ticker and what exchange is Syngenta traded on?
Syngenta is listed on the Swiss stock exchange (SYNN) and in New York (SYT).
|Exchange: SIX Swiss ( Zurich )
Syngenta AG (ADR)
|Exchange: NYSE ( New York )
How do I get printed copies of Syngenta's financial information?
You can order printed copies of the complete audited financial statements by contacting us by e-mail
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When is the company's year end?
Who is your independent auditor?
KPMG was appointed as Group auditor at the Annual General Meeting in April 2015. The appointment of the auditor is for one year, renewable annually.
In what currency are your financial statements prepared?
Our consolidated financial results are prepared in US dollars in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS").
When does the next Annual General Meeting ("AGM") take place?
The next AGM will take place on 26 April , 2016.
Click here for more information on our Calendar of Events.
Who are Syngenta's key management members?
Click here to learn more about our Executive Committee.
Where can I find information about the ChemChina offer?
A dedicated website has been developed to provide information about the transaction: www.syngenta-growth.com. It contains the latest updates and answers to frequently asked questions.
How many employees does Syngenta have?
To meet the needs of individual markets, we have a global total of more than 28,000 people in over 90 countries.
What are your key financial targets?
As part of the implementation of our new strategy our financial objectives are based upon three key measures: EBITDA margin, cash flow return on investment and cash return to shareholders.
We are targeting an EBITDA margin of 24-26% by 2018 thereby reflecting our continued commitment to profitable growth.
We use cash flow return on investment targeting to maintain a level in excess of 12%, which represents a commitment to continuing strong cash generation at attractive levels of return on investment.
We will continue to return significant cash to shareholders. This will be through a cash return policy which prioritizes dividend growth. Share buybacks will be used tactically when the balance sheet and acquisition outlook allows.
What levels of cash do you return to your shareholders?
We expect strong cash generation to continue as an ongoing feature of our business. This will provide us with the flexibility to target a continuous increase in the dividend as well as continue to seek out acquisitions.
The total cash return for the 10 year period 2006 to 2015 was over $9.0 billion. Cash return in 2015 of $1,157 million comprised $1,078 million in dividend payments and $79 million in share buybacks.
What do you pay to your shareholders in the form of dividends?
The 2015 dividend was CHF 11.00 and was paid in cash on 5 May 2015 based on an ex-dividend date of 30 April 2015.
The 2014 dividend was CHF 10.00 and was paid in cash on 7 May 2014 based on an ex-dividend date of 2 May 2014.
The 2013 dividend was CHF 9.50 and was paid in cash on 30 April 2013 based on an ex-dividend date of 23 April 2013.
The 2012 dividend was CHF 8.00 and was paid in cash on 02 May 2012 based on an ex-dividend date of 26 April 2012.
The 2011 dividend was CHF 7.00 and was paid in cash on 28 April 2011 based on an ex-dividend date of 21 April 2011. It was paid from our share premium reserves, rendering it free from withholding tax.
The 2010 dividend was CHF 6.00 and was paid in cash on 27 April 2010 based on an ex-dividend date of 22 April 2010.
What is your Weighted Average Cost of Capital ("WACC")?
Our WACC is estimated at approximately 7.1%.
What are your debt ratings?
S&P upgraded its rating for Syngenta from A to A+ in December 2013 and confirmed the rating in subsequent reviews. Moody's confirmed the A2 rating based on our leading market positions, high level of geographical diversification, strong business profile supported the track-record of delivering innovative solutions, and our balanced approach to managing growth and shareholder returns.
In February 2016, Syngenta's ratings were placed under review for possible downgrade following the announcement of ChemChina's offer to acquire Syngenta for a cash consideration of over USD43 billion.
Where can I obtain more information?
Click here to access responses to frequently asked questions from stakeholders about Syngenta (English only).
You can reach our Investor Relations team via email or on the following numbers:
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