WESTCHESTER, Ill., Aug 18, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --
Corn Products International, Inc. (NYSE: CPO) today announced that the
Federal Trade Commission has granted early termination of the
Hart-Scott-Rodino waiting period with respect to the Company's planned
acquisition of National Starch, a wholly owned subsidiary of Akzo Nobel.
Corn Products anticipates the transaction will close in late September
or early October, subject to clearance in a number of other
ABOUT THE COMPANY:
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 a leading worldwide producer of dextrose and a major regional
producer of starches, sweeteners and other ingredients. In 2009, Corn
Products International reported net sales of $3.67 billion, with
operations in 13 countries at 28 plants, including wholly owned
businesses, affiliates and alliances. For more information, visit www.cornproducts.com.
SOURCE: Corn Products International, Inc.
Corn Products International, Inc.
John Barry, (708) 551-2592
Mark Lindley, (708) 551-2602