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corpnewsFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Dan Turner / Gregg Schmidt 302-774-0081 daniel.a.turner@dupont.com / gregg.m.schmidt@dupont.com DuPont’s Board of Directors Sends Letter to Shareholders, Detailing the Collective Strength of the Board Urges Shareholders to Vote “FOR” all 12 of DuPont’s Qualified and Experienced Directors on the WHITE Proxy Card Today WILMINGTON, Del. – April 9, 2015 – DuPont (NYSE: DD) today announced that its Board of Directors has mailed a letter to shareholders detailing the collective strength of the Board, which has been deliberately structured to incorporate the full range of experiences and skills required to lead a global science and technology company of DuPont’s scale. The letter also identifies individual capabilities DuPont directors bring to the Board’s exercise of its essential governance and oversight of the company’s strategy as it continues to deliver higher growth and higher value now, and position the company for long term success. The letter explains that the Board recommends that shareholders support all of its nominees because Trian’s nominees do not bring skills or expertise that are additive to the DuPont Board and are committed to Trian’s value destructive breakup agenda. The mailing also provides personal perspectives from DuPont’s newest directors, Ed Breen and Jim Gallogly, who bring to the Board significant experience in business transformations and proven track records creating shareholder value. In a special Q&A, these two newest directors reflect on their decisions to join the DuPont Board and, in the case of Jim Gallogly, his decision not to accept Trian’s invitation to join its slate. The DuPont Board of Directors strongly recommends that shareholders vote on the WHITE proxy card “FOR” all 12 of DuPont’s qualified and experienced directors: Lamberto Andreotti, Edward D. Breen, Robert A. Brown, Alexander M. Cutler, Eleuthère I. du Pont, James L. Gallogly, Marillyn A. Hewson, Lois D. Juliber, Ellen J. Kullman, Ulf M. Schneider, Lee M. Thomas and Patrick J. Ward. E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company


DuPont’s letter to shareholders and other materials regarding the Board’s recommendation for the 2015 Annual Meeting of Shareholders can be found at www.dupontdelivers.com. The full text of the letter and the Q&A from Ed Breen and Jim Gallogly follow: April 9, 2015 Dear Fellow Shareholder, You face an important decision regarding the future value of your investment in DuPont. You are represented by a Board of Directors that has been carefully structured to incorporate the full range of experiences and skills required to lead a global science and technology company of our scale—particularly one in the midst of transformational change. Your directors have been specifically identified and recruited to ensure that your Board is composed of exceptional individuals who, together, have the right mix of capabilities to deliver superior shareholder value. Your directors have been responsible stewards of your investment and have guided DuPont’s multi-year strategic transformation to create a higher growth, higher value company. This strategy is driving results. DuPont has delivered total shareholder returns of 266% over the past six years, outperforming both the S&P 500 and the Company’s proxy peers.1 Importantly, the growth of our ongoing, post-Chemours spin business demonstrates the strength of the next generation DuPont and shows that our plan is working. Despite this proven track record, Trian Fund Management seeks to replace four of your highly accomplished directors with nominees who do not have the relevant skills, expertise, or experience possessed by the directors they seek to replace—attributes that the Corporate Governance Committee has specifically identified as critical to your Board’s ability to continue delivering superior shareholder value. It is clear that Trian is attempting to dismantle the leadership of your Board and remove the chairs of several key committees in an effort to advance their agenda and thwart DuPont’s strategy—a strategy that has delivered superior value for shareholders and is positioning the Company to continue delivering higher growth and higher value. Trian’s stated intent is to break up and add debt to DuPont—a high-risk, value-destructive agenda that your Board has unanimously determined is not in the best interests of shareholders. Trian’s nominees offer no incremental value to DuPont’s Board and would significantly reduce or eliminate key experience and skill sets that your Board currently possesses, including corporate governance expertise, science and technology acumen, regulatory and government relations knowledge, emerging market growth experience, global manufacturing and supply chain knowledge, and environmental management expertise.


YOUR BOARD POSSESSES THE UNIQUE SET OF SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE TO PROTECT THE VALUE OF YOUR INVESTMENT AND DELIVER A HIGHER GROWTH, HIGHER VALUE DUPONT Your Board is composed of world-class thought leaders with significant global corporate strategy, operational, commercially-focused R&D, and finance experience, as well as exceptional track records of creating shareholder value. Together, your directors form a body with the collective skills and expertise needed to drive the development of DuPont’s strategy and ensure management accountability for its effective execution. We regularly renew and refresh your Board to add capabilities and perspectives that will best enable the Company to navigate evolving opportunities and challenges. As you can see from their profiles below, each of your directors is extremely qualified and brings unique experiences that are highly beneficial to DuPont. Together, your directors provide rigorous oversight of the Company’s progress through their independence, high level of engagement, commitment to management accountability and balanced tenures. Important facts about the full Board include: . All directors are independent, except CEO Ellen Kullman. . Ten directors are current or former CEOs, CFOs or COOs of major public companies—including Bristol-Myers Squibb, Colgate-Palmolive, Cummins, Eaton, Fresenius, Georgia-Pacific, Lockheed Martin, LyondellBasell, Rayonier and Tyco International—each of whom has experience that relates directly to DuPont’s business. . Three were recently named “Best Performing CEOs in the World” by Harvard Business Review.2 . Directors also bring essential scientific and regulatory knowledge: One director is a former head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and another is a scientist named one of the “100 Most Influential Chemical Engineers of the Modern Era.”3


. Six new directors have joined since 2011, bringing fresh perspectives to your Board. Earlier this year, as a result of the transition of two directors to the Chemours Board, we added two new directors—Ed Breen and Jim Gallogly—who have significant experience in business transformations and proven track records of creating shareholder value. . Trian is attempting to replace four DuPont directors who are exceptionally well-qualified to serve on your Board. These directors chair several key committees and have made significant, unique contributions as Board members that have enhanced the value of the Company. In addition to the information provided in this letter on the entire Board, we wanted you to hear directly from your two newest directors—Messrs. Breen and Gallogly. Please read the enclosed Q&A to learn more about their important perspectives. This is a critical moment in DuPont’s history. We are in the midst of a major transformation, and we strongly believe that we have the right Board and the right strategy to shape the next generation DuPont and continue building value for you, our shareholders. Trian is asking you to replace your highly qualified directors with their hand-picked nominees who not only lack the skills required to advance the successful work underway at DuPont but are also singularly focused on pursuing Trian’s high-risk, value-destructive agenda. TO PROTECT THE VALUE OF YOUR INVESTMENT IN DUPONT, PLEASE VOTE THE WHITE PROXY CARD TODAY. Thank you for your support. Sincerely,


MEET YOUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS Your Board is a powerful advocate for shareholders, and is overseeing a strategy that has delivered results and is creating a higher growth, higher value DuPont.4


For full biographical information on each of your DuPont directors, as well as additional proxy information, visit dupontdelivers.com. Please use the enclosed WHITE proxy card today to vote FOR All of DuPont’s highly qualified and experienced director nominees.


REMEMBER: We urge you to simply discard any “gold” proxy card you may receive from Trian. Submitting a vote on the gold proxy card – even if you “withhold” on Trian’s nominees – will revoke any vote you had previously submitted on DuPont’s WHITE proxy card. THE BEST WAY TO SUPPORT YOUR BOARD IS TO VOTE USING ONLY THE WHITE PROXY CARD. If you have questions about how to vote your shares, or need additional assistance, please contact the firm assisting us in the solicitation of proxies: INNISFREE M&A INCORPORATED (877) 750-9501 (toll-free from the US and Canada) (412) 232-3651 (from other locations) ________________ 1 Total Shareholder Return measured from 12/31/08 – 12/31/14. Calculated as the appreciation or depreciation of share price, plus any dividends, over a given period, expressed as a percentage of the share’s value at the beginning of the period. Assumes dividends are re-invested at the closing price applicable on the ex-dividend date. Source: Datastream. Proxy Peers: 3M, Air Products, Baxter Intl, Boeing, Caterpillar, Dow Chemical, Emerson, Honeywell, Ingersoll-Rand, Johnson Controls, Johnson and Johnson, Kimberly Clark, Merck, Monsanto, Procter and Gamble, Syngenta AG, and United Technologies. TSR reported on a market cap weighted basis. Closing prices are adjusted for spin-offs, stock splits, rights and special dividends. 2 From the November 2014 issue of The Harvard Business Review. 3 Awarded by American Institute of Chemical Engineers. 4 Director performance metrics from Thomson Reuters Datastream and public filings; Total shareholder return calculated from undisturbed date prior to assuming role through 12/31/2014, or until he/she no longer held the position, whichever was sooner. Gallogly total shareholder return calculated from April 28, 2010 (the first trade date for LyondellBasell after its emergence from bankruptcy) through September 29, 2014 (the date one day prior to the date that the company announced Mr. Gallogly’s intent to retire). The full text of the Q&A with Ed Breen and Jim Gallogly, which was included in the mailing, follows: IMPORTANT PERSPECTIVES FROM DUPONT’S NEWEST DIRECTORS: ED BREEN AND JIM GALLOGLY Earlier this year, with the transition of two incumbent directors to the Chemours board, your DuPont Board added two new directors—Ed Breen and Jim Gallogly—who have significant experience in business transformations and proven track records creating shareholder value. Given their backgrounds, Ed and Jim are widely regarded as change agents, which makes them both a great fit for your Board’s culture of self-transformation. We thought you would be interested in hearing your newest directors discuss the unique strengths they bring to DuPont and, in particular, what attracted them to serve as directors of your DuPont Board. Ed Breen A DuPont director since February 2015, Mr. Breen is also Chairman of the Board of Directors of Tyco International plc. As Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from 2002 to 2012, he oversaw a comprehensive plan to streamline Tyco’s portfolio, while setting an industry standard for good governance. During his tenure,1 Tyco delivered 738% in total shareholder returns, compared to 216% for the S&P 500. 1 July 25, 2002 –[December 31, 2014.


. You are widely known for dramatically reshaping Tyco and delivering tremendous value in the process. Do you see parallels with DuPont? DuPont has evolved over more than two centuries to position itself for continued success. Transformation is a must for every company, but every situation is different. The key to doing it right is coming to each situation with an open mind. Getting to a productive outcome requires effective decision-making, based on the specific facts and circumstances of that particular company. At Tyco, we faced a very different set of facts than at DuPont—and the situation at Tyco required extreme measures. DuPont’s results demonstrate the rigor of the analysis and execution under Chair and CEO Ellen Kullman’s leadership. Once the Chemours spin-off is complete, DuPont will be aligned around its richest opportunities. From there, the role of the Board will be to guide and oversee the execution and evolution of the strategy to ensure DuPont is capitalizing on its opportunities in the best manner possible to create value for shareholders, making decisions based on facts, circumstances, and thorough analysis and review. . You were approached to join Trian’s Advisory Board early last year. How is your perspective different from Trian’s and, specifically, its agenda for DuPont? Trian seems to employ the same strategy in each of their investments, regardless of the specific facts at hand. Their plan to break up and add leverage to DuPont is part of the playbook that they’ve applied to companies in other industries, and it has produced negative results outside their core competency, which is really the consumer/retail sector. Having separated Tyco into five independent companies, I understand the value of deconsolidation. However, the biggest difference between Tyco and DuPont is that, at Tyco, the businesses had nothing in common with each other. There was no competency to drive a consolidated platform. This is not the case at DuPont, where the science capabilities span the whole platform, form its core competency and are a major source of advantage. I look forward to working closely with management and the rest of the Board to help the company leverage its science and drive increased value for shareholders. . What do you believe are DuPont’s most significant opportunities following the separation of Chemours? The businesses of the next generation DuPont are already delivering higher growth relative to the pre-spin Company. DuPont is a leader in its three strategic focus areas and has important competitive advantages. The key is to leverage its innovation, brand and global customer base and continue to improve its operations and efficiency to deliver more value-added solutions to more customers across the globe. One very exciting area for DuPont is in Bio-based Industrials. As companies and consumers demand more sustainable solutions, there’s a wide range of opportunities – and DuPont is uniquely equipped to capitalize on them.


. What is your assessment of the relationship between the DuPont Board and management team? It’s a healthy dynamic. The DuPont Board is open and actively engaged, and there is a good balance between respect for management and a willingness and ability to challenge it. That’s largely a function of directors having the industry knowledge and business expertise to ask tough questions and stress-test the answers to maintain management accountability. When you’re planning and executing a strategy to drive a company the size and scope of DuPont, it’s essential that each part of the governance structure knows its role and works together productively. This organization takes good governance seriously. Jim Gallogly A DuPont director since February 2015, Mr. Gallogly previously served as Chairman of the Management Board (2010-2015) and Chief Executive Officer (2009-2015) of LyondellBasell Industries N.V. He led LyondellBasell out of bankruptcy and spearheaded a strategy that resulted in industry leading operating productivity and safety, significantly reduced costs, and greatly expanded operating margins and volumes. This enabled LyondellBasell to eventually grow into one of the world’s largest and most profitable chemical companies. LyondellBasell delivered a 593% total return to shareholders through the announcement of his retirement,2 relative to the 82% total return of the S&P 500 over the same period. 2 As calculated from April 28, 2010 (the first trade date for LyondellBasell after its emergence from bankruptcy) through September 29, 2014 (the date one day prior to the date that the company announced Mr. Gallogly’s intent to retire). . Given the success you had as CEO of LyondellBasell, you likely had a number of opportunities to serve on boards when you retired earlier this year. Why did you choose DuPont? DuPont is an iconic company whose work makes a real difference, and it’s at a crucial moment in its history. It has a world-class Board and management team that are in the process of transforming the Company to deliver increased growth and value—now and in the future. All great companies need to embrace change, and certainly this one has. I joined LyondellBassell immediately following its bankruptcy. In the process of rebuilding the company, we took a hard look at every aspect of the business and made massive improvements. What’s impressive is that DuPont’s management and Board has undertaken a similar process on its own without any catalyst. I felt I could bring a great deal of relevant experience in the industry and in operational redesign efforts. Overall, it’s very exciting to be working with a team that is shaping a company like DuPont for future generations.


. What do you see as the most powerful evidence of DuPont’s success to date? First, I look at its total shareholder returns, which have outperformed across the board. That reflects the fundamental progress that Ellen and her team have made in the transformation— refining the portfolio to focus on businesses that offer the greatest opportunity and leveraging the Company’s competitive advantages. They have also made great progress improving profitability by streamlining the organization, driving operational efficiency, reducing costs, and expanding margins. And they recognize that more work needs to be done. If you look at the businesses that will make up DuPont after the spin-off of Chemours, you’ll see impressive earnings growth under this management team. That’s the best proof that their plan is working. . Trian approached you to join their slate of potential nominees. Why did you decline their offer? They approached me and it was clear they wanted someone to be on their slate who would represent Trian. They wanted a director who would be on “their team” in the boardroom to push Trian’s agenda to break up the company. I didn’t agree with that. A director should go into a boardroom with an objective, open mind and without a preconceived agenda. I don’t believe any Board member should be on the team of one shareholder. Now that I am on the Board of DuPont, I’m on the team of all DuPont shareholders. They also wanted their slate to serve in a very operational role. I don’t think that is the proper role for a Board, which should oversee, guide and hold management accountable. While Board members can certainly share their experiences, they should not try to do management’s job. I’m a big believer in the importance of good governance and being open to change. The current DuPont Board and management team are driving major change—the Company has been transforming itself—and I wanted to be a part of that. . How do you think your own experience relates to what is happening at DuPont? At LyondellBasell, we drove a highly successful transformation of a global company in a short period of time, and I think there are a lot of lessons from that experience that I can share with DuPont. Similar to DuPont, we were very focused on efficient and effective execution. The DuPont team is bringing the right discipline and accountability to the organization, and I think I can add value as we continue to raise the bar. Ellen has asked me to bring relevant experiences to the Board that will help with the strategy and ongoing effort to drive efficiency. I look forward to doing that. The Company’s success so far gives me absolute confidence that this Board and management team are committed to continuously improving their impressive record of delivering shareholder value.


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