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FORM 6-K
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

Report of Foreign Issuer

     Pursuant to Rule 13a-16 or 15d-16
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

For the month of June 2006

Commission File Number: 001-15152

SYNGENTA AG
(Translation of registrant’s name into English)

Schwarzwaldallee 215
4058 Basel
Switzerland
(Address of principal executive offices)

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Re: SYNGENTA AG
  Press Release: “Syngenta to acquire Emergent Genetics Vegetable A/S”

Filed herewith is a press release related to Syngenta AG. The full text of the press release follows:

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Syngenta International AG
Media Office
CH-4002 Basel
Switzerland
Telephone: +41 61 323 23 23
Fax:            +41 61 323 24 24
www.syngenta.com
   
Media Release

Syngenta to acquire Emergent Genetics Vegetable A/S

Basel, Switzerland, June 1, 2006

Syngenta announced today an agreement with International Seed Holdings L.P. to acquire Emergent Genetics Vegetable A/S (EGV) based in Odense, Denmark. EGV is an established vegetable seed company specialized in breeding and marketing of selected vegetables crops.

EGV focuses primarily on spinach, cucumber, cabbage and cauliflower. Its products are sold internationally under three well-known brands - “Daehnfeldt™”, “Ohlsens Enke™” and “Hurst™”. For the fiscal year ended in September 2005, EGV reported sales of DKK 100m ($17m). The financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

“This acquisition further strengthens our global germplasm pool and supports our leadership position in vegetable seeds,” said André Goig, Global Head of Vegetables Seeds for Syngenta. “We value highly the continuity of the management team and look forward to working with them to enhance the product and service offer for the customers.”

Syngenta is a world-leading agribusiness committed to sustainable agriculture through innovative research and technology. The company is a leader in crop protection, and ranks third in the high-value commercial seeds market. Sales in 2005 were approximately $8.1 billion. Syngenta employs more than 19,000 people in over 90 countries. Syngenta is listed on the Swiss stock exchange (SYNN) and in New York (SYT). Further information is available at www.syngenta.com.

Media Enquiries: Switzerland:   Guy Wolff Tel: +41 (61) 323 2323
USA:   Sarah Hull Tel: +1 (202) 628 2372
UK:   Andrew Coker Tel: +44 (1344) 41 4503
         
Analysts/Investors: Switzerland:   Jonathan Seabrook Tel: +41 (61) 323 7502
  Jennifer Gough Tel: +41 (61) 323 5059
USA:   Rhonda Chiger Tel: +1 (917) 322 2569

 
Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This document contains forward-looking statements, which can be identified by terminology such as ‘expect’, ‘would’, ‘will’, ‘potential’, ‘plans’, ‘prospects’, ‘estimated’, ‘aiming’, ‘on track’ and similar expressions. Such statements may be subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual results to differ materially from these statements. We refer you to Syngenta's publicly available filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for information about these and other risks and uncertainties. Syngenta assumes no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect actual results, changed assumptions or other factors. This document does not constitute, or form part of, any offer or invitation to sell or issue, or any solicitation of any offer, to purchase or subscribe for any ordinary shares in Syngenta AG, or Syngenta ADSs, nor shall it form the basis of, or be relied on in connection with, any contract therefor.
 

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SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

SYNGENTA AG
       
Date: June 1, 2006 By:   /s/ Christoph Mäder

Name: Christoph Mäder
Title: Head Global Legal & Taxes