Kocide LLC Appoints a Director of Product Development

Newly Formed Start-up Company Strengthens Resources

Columbia, MD—Kocide LLC announced today that Nenad Filajdic has joined the company as the Director of Product Development. In his role, Nenad will focus on growing the portfolio of existing products, working with the business to create new product formulations and developing new market opportunities globally. Nenad Filajdic comes with a wealth of experience within the Ag-chem industry, having held previous positions at BASF, Monsanto, Sumitomo and Zeneca Ag Products (now Syngenta Crop Protection).

Nenad comments “I look forward to working with such an exciting and proven line of products in a very dynamic atmosphere.” Glen Johnson, President & CEO of Kocide LLC said “I am very pleased that Kocide LLC is able to attract such a talented individual as Nenad to our new and growing company. We look forward to continuing to provide the leading copper-based fungicide/bactericide portfolio of products for our customers. With Nenad’s leadership, breadth of experiences, and depth of knowledge, we are confident our customers will continue to look to Kocide for new offerings and technologies.”

About Kocide LLC

Kocide LLC was established as a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsui & Co., Ltd. (“Mitsui”) in July 2014 for the purpose of acquiring the Kocide fungicide business from E. I. Du Pont de Nemours and Company (“DuPont”). This acquisition was completed in December 2014. Mitsui acquired the product registrations, registration data, manufacturing know-how (including process patents) of the products, certain third-party contracts and will acquire DuPont’s Houston, Texas copper fungicide production facility. Kocide products are sold in more than 60 countries worldwide.