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Former Monsanto and Solutia Executive John Saucier Joins Corn Products International as Vice President, Global Business and Product Development, Sales and Marketing

WESTCHESTER, Ill., April 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Corn Products International, Inc. (NYSE: CPO), a leading global provider of agriculturally derived ingredients to diversified industries, announced today that John F. Saucier, a former executive with Monsanto Company and Solutia Inc., has joined the Company in the newly created corporate officer position of vice president, global business and product development, sales and marketing. Saucier, 52, reports to Sam Scott, chairman, president and chief executive officer.

"As we continue to execute our pathway strategy and more fully capitalize on the many profitable growth opportunities before us, we are fortunate to have John join our executive team at this juncture to help lead our Company in globalizing our commercial efforts," said Scott.

"John's proven track record in the international arena and his shared passion for value creation will serve us well as we continue to create new products and expand our value-added product portfolio through multi-geographic alliances and acquisitions, all aimed at more aggressively repositioning our Company as an ingredients supplier," Scott added.

Prior to joining Corn Products International, Saucier was president of the $1.6 billion integrated nylon division of Solutia from 2001-05. He served from 1997-2001 as vice president, strategy and corporate development for Solutia following its spin-off from Monsanto, during which time he executed acquisitions and divestitures totaling more than $1 billion.

During his 18-year career with Monsanto, Saucier held both engineering and marketing positions with increasing responsibility, including marketing director and manager of worldwide marketing from 1991-97.

A native of New Orleans, Saucier earned bachelor's and master's degrees in mechanical engineering in 1979 and 1981, respectively, from the University of Missouri and an MBA in 1996 from Washington University in St. Louis.

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 .

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Corn Products International, Inc.

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