DuPont Rings Closing Bell at New York Stock Exchange Marking Anticipated Spin-Off July 1 of The Chemours Company
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NEW YORK, June 29, 2015 – DuPont (NYSE: DD) today rang the NYSE Closing Bell to mark the anticipated separation of The Chemours Company (Chemours). DuPont Chair and Chief Executive Officer Ellen Kullman was joined by senior management at the bell ringing event.
“DuPont is proud to ring the closing bell on behalf of our employees, shareholders and all of our stakeholders, as we prepare to take a significant step forward in our transformation through the spin-off of Chemours,” said Kullman. “Starting July 1, we become a significantly different company that is more growth-driven, more science intensive and less cyclical – with a strong focus on the areas of major need where our science and engineering can uniquely make a difference.”
“Leveraging our innovation and global reach, and with an emphasis on cost and productivity, we are uniquely positioned to capture significant opportunities for growth and to drive compelling and sustainable value for our shareholders,” added Kullman.
A video of the bell ringing ceremony can be viewed by clicking here.
DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802. The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs, and thought leaders we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment.
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