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Corn Products International, Inc. Elects Company Executive to Corporate Vice President

BEDFORD PARK, Ill., Feb 20, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ --Appoints Other Officers-Corn Products International, Inc. (NYSE: CPO) today announced that its board of directors elected Eugene J. Northacker, 60, as a corporate vice president. He has also been named the president North America division.

Jorge L. Fiamenghi, 46, who is a corporate vice president, has been appointed the president South America division.

Northacker and Fiamenghi will report to Sam Scott, chairman, president and chief executive officer.

Scott said, "We are pleased that (Gene) Northacker will lead our corn- refining business in North America. He has served in a number of key positions within the Company, including successful development of our South American business."

Scott added, "I appreciate (Jorge) Fiamenghi returning to head South America again, bringing his business acumen and years of experience in the entire region, including Argentina."

The Company also announced that Jack C. Fortnum, 45, corporate vice president, has been named the president US region. He will report to Northacker. Fortnum has served in operations and financial roles in the United States, Argentina and Canada.

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 2001, the Company recorded sales of $1.9 billion with operations in 19 countries at 42 plants, including 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 .

Corn Products International, Inc.

Investors, Richard Vandervoort, +1-708-563-6824, or Media, Jennifer Woomer Dinehart, +1-708-563-6580, both of Corn Products International, Inc.