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Corn Products International, Inc. Explores Strategic Options For Enzyme Bio-Systems
BEDFORD PARK, Ill., Jun 28, 2001 /PRNewswire/ -- Corn Products International, Inc. (NYSE: CPO) announced today that it will explore strategic options to enhance the value of its subsidiary business - Enzyme Bio-Systems Ltd.

The action is in line with the Company's strategy in the United States, which is to focus on the optimization of its core business holdings.

Enzyme Bio-Systems develops, manufactures and markets fermentation-based products for use in a variety of industrial and food markets. Founded in 1983, the manufacturing facility and headquarters are located in Beloit, Wis.

First Analysis Securities Corporation, Chicago, Ill., has been retained to assist the Company in this process.

Corn Products International, Inc. is one of the world's largest corn refiners and a major supplier of high-quality food ingredients and industrial products derived from the wet milling and processing of corn and other starch- based materials. The Company is the No. 1 worldwide producer of dextrose and a leading regional producer of starch, high fructose corn syrup and glucose. In 2000, the Company recorded sales of $1.9 billion with domestic and international operations through wholly owned businesses, affiliates and alliances. Headquartered in Bedford Park, Ill., it was founded in 1906. The Company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol CPO. Additional information can be found on the World Wide Web at .

This press release contains or may contain certain forward-looking statements concerning the Company's financial position, business and future prospects, in addition to other statements using words such as "anticipate," "believe," "plan," "estimate," "expect," "intend" and other similar expressions. These statements contain certain inherent risks and uncertainties. Although we believe our expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, stockholders are cautioned that no assurance can be given that our expectations will prove correct. Actual results and developments may differ materially from the expectations conveyed in these statements, based on factors such as the following: fluctuations in worldwide commodities markets and the associated risks of hedging against such fluctuations; fluctuations in aggregate industry supply and market demand; general economic, business, market and weather conditions in the various geographic regions and countries in which we manufacture and sell our products, including fluctuations in the value of local currencies and changes in regulatory controls regarding quotas, tariffs and biotechnology issues; and increased competitive and/or customer pressure in the corn refining industry. Our forward-looking statements speak only as of the date on which they are made and we do not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect events or circumstances after the date of the statement. If we do update or correct one or more of these statements, investors and others should not conclude that we will make additional updates or corrections. For a further description of risk factors, see the Company's most recently filed Annual Report on Form 10-K and subsequent reports on Forms 10-Q or 8-K.

SOURCE ,br>Corn Products International, Inc.

Investors, Richard Vandervoort, 708-563-6824, or Media, Jennifer Woomer, Dinehart, 708-563-6580, both of Corn Products