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|State of Illinois Proclaims Corn Products International Day|
|Company Celebrates 100-Year Anniversary|
WESTCHESTER, Ill., Feb 06, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Corn Products International, Inc. (NYSE: CPO) today marks its 100th birthday. To help the Company commemorate the occasion, Governor Rod Blagojevich has proclaimed February 6, 2006, as Corn Products International Day in Illinois.
"It has been an honor to be a part of Illinois' history, and we look forward to sharing another century of growth with the state that we call home," said Sam Scott, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Corn Products International. "As we take time to celebrate this event, we look with appreciation to those who have helped us reach this milestone, including our predecessors, employees, neighbors, customers, vendors, and shareholders."
Since its inception, the Company has been an established member of the communities of both Bedford Park and Summit, Illinois, and has played an important part in Illinois' economy over the past hundred years. The Company was founded by a merger of the leading corn refiners in the United States in 1906. That same year, Corn Products began construction of its first new facility, the Argo plant, in Bedford Park, creating what is still Corn Products International's largest worldwide facility.
The Company, headquartered in Westchester, Ill., 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. Corn Products International is the number- one worldwide producer of dextrose and a leading regional producer of starch, high fructose corn syrup and glucose. In 2005, the Company recorded net sales of $2.4 billion from operations in 15 countries at 33 plants, including wholly owned businesses, affiliates and alliances. For more information, visit http://www.cornproducts.com .
SOURCE Corn Products International, Inc.
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