DuPont Second Quarter 2004 Earnings Highlights

DuPont reported second quarter 2004 earnings. Highlights are below: Segment sales were USD 8.2 billion, increasing 9 percent excluding the impact of portfolio changes, principally the INVISTA divestiture.

Second quarter 2004 earnings per share before special items grew 29 percent versus prior year, reflecting significant improvement in Agriculture & Nutrition, Electronic & Communication Technologies, Performance Materials, and Pharmaceuticals.

Second quarter 2004 net income was USD 503 million or USD 0.50 per share compared with the second quarter 2003 earnings of USD 675 million or USD 0.67 per share.

"Across our company, the people of DuPont are focused on meeting our growth objectives. We are putting our science to work to serve our customers, and we are continuously improving our productivity," said DuPont Chairman and CEO Chad Holliday.

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