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 solutions and ingredients for food, beverage and industrial markets.

Tate & Lyle operates through two global divisions, Food & Beverage Solutions and Primary Products, supported by the Innovation and Commercial Development and Global Operations teams. Food & Beverage Solutions is focused on growth by building leading positions globally in the categories of beverages, dairy, and soups, sauces and dressings. Primary Products is focused on delivering steady earnings and generating cash.

Food & Beverage Solutions consists of: Texturants, including speciality starches; Sweeteners, including low- and no-calorie sweeteners; and a Health and Wellness portfolio comprising mainly speciality fibres; and Stabilisers and Functional Systems, which are bespoke ingredient blends that ensure foods retain their structure.

Primary Products consists of high-volume sweeteners, industrial starches and fermentation products (primarily acidulants).  It also sells co-products from the corn milling process as animal nutrition.

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 2020, Tate & Lyle sales totalled £2.9 billion. For more information, please visit or follow Tate & Lyle on Twitter or Linkedin.