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FMC Acquires Leading High-Purity Omega-3 Concentrates Producer Epax
Acquisition strengthens FMC's presence in fast-growing nutraceuticals market, expands FMC Health and Nutrition business portfolio.

PHILADELPHIA, July 24, 2013-- FMC Corporation (NYSE:FMC) today announced that it has acquired all of the shares of Epax Nutra Holding III AS (Norway) and Epax UK Holding III AS (United Kingdom)  (together, "Epax"), a leading manufacturer of high purity, premium grade Omega-3 fatty acid concentrates that are used in nutraceuticals, pharmaceuticals and food.  Epax was part of Trygg Pharma Group AS ("Trygg Pharma"), an Omega-3 pharmaceutical company.  This acquisition strengthens and expands FMC's presence in the high growth nutraceutical market.

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FMC To Participate In IFT Annual Meeting & Food Expo In Chicago 
FMC’s Pectin & Natural Color ingredients to make their IFT debut at Booth #2390

PHILADELPHIA, July 2, 2013 – FMC Corporation (NYSE: FMC) announced today that it will attend the Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Annual Meeting & Food Expo from July 13 – July 16 in Chicago, Ill., marking the first time FMC will present its pectin and natural color products at the IFT. More than 20,000 of the top food science and technology professionals from around the world, representing the most prominent organizations in the global food sector, are expected to participate.

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FMC Corporation Announces the Acquisition of Pectin Intellectual Property from Vigido AG, a Subsidiary of UniPektin Ingredients AG

PHILADELPHIA – April 3, 2013 – FMC Corporation (NYSE:FMC) is pleased to announce the acquisition of pectin-related intellectual property developed by Vigido AG, a subsidiary of UniPektin Ingredients AG and the former exclusive marketer of the pectin products of Pectine Italia S.p.A., a company whose pectin business FMC acquired last year.

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FMC Breaks Ground on New Thailand Microcrystalline Cellulose Facility

PHILADELPHIA, March 21, 2013 -- FMC Corporation (NYSE:FMC) broke ground today on its new world-class microcrystalline cellulose (MCC) manufacturing facility in Rayong, Thailand.  The company will invest more than $100 million in the region's first fully integrated colloidal MCC manufacturing and blending site to supply the growing Asia market with FMC's industry-leading MCC.

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FMC Corporation Signs Agreement to Acquire Pectine Italia S.p.A,

PHILADELPHIA, August 1, 2012 – FMC Corporation (NYSE:FMC) announced today that the company has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the business assets of Pectine Italia S.p.A., an Italian-based manufacturer of pectin for the food ingredients market. The closing is expected to be completed by year end.

As a result of this acquisition, BioPolymer is in a position to launch a new pectin product line in the near future. Additional information regarding the launch of the product line will be made available shortly after the close of the acquisition.

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FMC Corporation Signs Agreement to Acquire Phytone, Ltd., a Leading European Natural Colors Business

PHILADELPHIA, June 13, 2012 – FMC Corporation (NYSE:FMC) announced today the acquisition of Phytone Ltd., a leading natural colors producer based in the United Kingdom.

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FMC BioPolymer Features Natural Colors and Hydrocolloids at Food Ingredients China (FIC) Tradeshow 

FMC BioPolymer Asia Pacific Food Team exhibited at Food Ingredients China (FIC), the largest food ingredients exhibition in Asia Pacific.  Held March 28-30, 2012 at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center, a new state-of-the-art exhibition center, the sold-out event attracted more than 1100 exhibitors from 27 countries and was attended by more than 30,000 decision makers from the food industry, according to recent reports issued by the show organizers.  FMC BioPolymer has exhibited and introduced new technologies to the food industry annually at this event for the past 10 years.  

FMC BioPolymer had a large presence at the FIC tradeshow and used this venue to launch its new BioColors natural colors product line to the region.  A well-received, half-day marketing & technical seminar for over 70 customers was conducted on the opening day of the show.





FMC Corporation Opens New  Advanced Food Laboratory in Singapore Technical Center

PHILADELPHIA, March 14, 2012 – FMC Corporation (NYSE:FMC) recently opened its new Singapore Technical Center in Singapore Science Park 2.  The facility, which features a state-of-the-art food laboratory, will serve the technology and formulation needs of FMC’s growing food and beverage customers in Singapore and throughout Southeast Asia.

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FMC BioPolymer Announces Price Increase

PHILADELPHIA, December 1, 2011 – FMC BioPolymer today announced a price increase of up to
15 percent, or as contracts permit, on all FMC branded microcrystalline cellulose (MCC), carrageenan
and alginate based products, effective January 1, 2012.

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FMC Corporation Signs Agreement to Acquire Natural Color and Health Ingredients Innovator South Pole Biogroup


PHILADELPHIA, October 26, 2011 – FMC Corporation announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire South Pole Biogroup Ltda., a Chilean-based natural color and specialty nutrition ingredients manufacturer.

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FMC BioPolymer Announces Price Increase  

PHILADELPHIA, May 17, 2011 – FMC BioPolymer today announced a price increase of up to 15 percent, or as contracts permit, on all FMC branded microcrystalline cellulose (MCC), carrageenan and alginate based products, effective June 15, 2011.

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FMC BioPolymer Sustainability

FMC BioPolymer has launched a new sustainability section on its website.  The new section contains our sustainability practices and how we are working with our customers to create green solutions for today and tomorrow.

In alignment with FMC Corporation’s sustainability vision, BioPolymer recognizes the importance of economic and environmental sustainability to add value to our customers business and contribute to a greener globe.

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FMC BioPolymer Price Increase

PHILADELPHIA, October 25, 2010 – FMC BioPolymer announces a price increase on its Carrageenan and Microcrystalline Cellulose (MCC) products up to 15% effective November 29, 2010.

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FMC Opens New State-of-the-Art Innovation Center



The new center creates more opportunity for customer collaboration with state-of-the-art laboratories for FMC BioPolymer and Agricultural Products.  The new center is also home for several FMC corporate groups including Corporate Engineering Services, Information Technology, Human Resources Service Center, and Safety, Health and Risk Services.

The new FMC Innovation Center, which is located just off Interstate 95 at the PrincetonSouth Corporate Center in Ewing, N.J. is 10 miles from the company’s former research and development center in the greater Princeton area.