Chairman's letter of condolence sent to American Ambassador

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Sir David Lees, Chairman of Tate & Lyle PLC sent the following letter to His Excellency Mr. William S. Farish, the American Ambassador in the UK, on 18 September, 2001:

'I am writing on behalf of the Board of Directors and employees of Tate & Lyle to express our deepest sympathy to all those Americans whose lives have been so tragically impacted by the barbaric terrorist acts that took place last week in New York, Washington and Pittsburgh.

'Tate & Lyle has had business connections in the USA for many years and we number some 4,000 Americans among our employees. I doubt if there are any of our 17,500 employees, wherever in the world they may be working, who were not horrified by the events of last week and I am as confident as I can be that they would wish to be associated with the condolences expressed in this letter.'

About Tate & Lyle:
Tate & Lyle is a global provider of ingredients and solutions to the food, beverage and other industries, with operations in over 30 locations worldwide.

Tate & Lyle operates through two global divisions, Speciality Food Ingredients and Bulk Ingredients, supported by our Innovation and Commercial Development and Global Operations groups. The Group's strategy is to become a leading global provider of Speciality Food Ingredients through a disciplined focus on growth, and by driving Bulk Ingredients for sustained cash generation to fuel this growth.

Speciality Food Ingredients consists of three platforms: Texturants, which includes speciality starches and stabilisers; Sweeteners, which comprises nutritive sweeteners and our range of no-calorie sweeteners including SPLENDA® Sucralose; and our Health and Wellness portfolio which includes speciality fibres and our salt-reduction offering. Additionally, our Food Systems business provides a wide variety of blended ingredient solutions.

Tate & Lyle Bulk Ingredients includes bulk sweeteners, industrial starches and fermentation products (primarily acidulants). Corn co-products from both divisions are primarily sold as animal feed.

Tate & Lyle is listed on the London Stock Exchange under the symbol TATE.L. American Depositary Receipts trade under TATYY. In the year to 31 March 2017, Tate & Lyle sales totalled £2.8 billion. For more information, please visit

SPLENDA® is a trademark of Heartland Consumer Products LLC.