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Corn Products International's Brazilian Subsidiary Increases Equity Ownership to 50 Percent in Getec Joint Venture

WESTCHESTER, Ill., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Corn Products International, Inc. (NYSE: CPO) announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, Corn Products Brasil - Ingredientes Industriais Ltda., and SPI Brasil Participacoes Ltda., a unit of Associated British Foods plc (ABF: L), have both increased their ownership to 50 percent from 20 percent in Getec Guanabara Quimica Industrial S.A., or Getec.

Getec is a major Brazilian producer of polyols, including liquid sorbitol and mannitol, and anhydrous dextrose, for the personal care, food, candy and confectionary, and pharmaceutical markets.

Marking its 100th anniversary in 2006, Corn Products International 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, headquartered in Westchester, Ill., is the number-one worldwide producer of dextrose and a leading regional producer of starch, high fructose corn syrup and glucose. In 2005, Corn Products International recorded net sales of $2.36 billion with 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.
09/15/2006

CONTACT: Investors, Dave Prichard, +1-708-551-2592, or Media, Mark Lindley, +1-708-551-2602, both of Corn Products International, Inc.

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