Tate & Lyle Increases US Fuel-Ethanol Production

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Tate & Lyle today announces that its has completed modifications to increase annual fuel-grade ethanol production capacity at its Staley maize processing plant in Loudon, Tennessee by 50%. This raises the annual production rate from 40 million gallons to 60 million gallons. Staley Loudon can now convert 24 million bushels of maize to ethanol annually making it one of the largest ethanol production facilities in the United States.

Market changes and government measures have recently created increasing demand for ethanol in the US, with 2001 set to be a record year for production. As a renewable fuel, ethanol helps fight air pollution from motor vehicles, plays a vital role as a fuel additive to replace other additives such as MTBE, and is used to increase gasoline octane and as a gasoline extender. The use of grain-based ethanol in gasoline reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 35-46% compared with conventional gasoline.

AE Staley Manufacturing Company is part of Tate & Lyle North America and is one of the largest maize refiners in the US. It is a prominent supplier of value-added products derived from carbohydrates, including sweeteners, food and industrial starches, and citric acid. Staley ships ethanol by barge, rail car and truck to blenders throughout the eastern half of the US.

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 visithttp://www.tateandlyle.com

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