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Tate & Lyle launches TASTEVA™ Stevia sweetener

Delivering a key taste advantage at high sugar reduction levels

September 12, 2012 - Tate & Lyle, the global ingredients and food solutions provider, introduces TASTEVA™, a great tasting stevia sweetener that provides zero-calorie sweetness in use. With TASTEVA™ Stevia Sweetener, food and beverage manufacturers seeking sweetness from a natural source can reduce sugar levels by 50 per cent or more*, without the bitter/liquorice aftertaste often associated with other high purity, stevia-based sweeteners.

"Tate & Lyle spent over two years analyzing various steviol glycosides compositions and developed a proprietary process to give manufacturers the optimal balance of sweetness with 100 per cent great taste," says Jeremy Thompson, Director of Natural Sweeteners Product Management at Tate & Lyle. Tate & Lyle research and global customer feedback shows that TASTEVA™ Stevia Sweetener delivers a clean sweetness and a clear taste advantage over Reb A 97 and other stevia ingredients. These advantages have been demonstrated across a wide range of food applications, including beverages and dairy.

"TASTEVA™ Stevia Sweetener provides a superior tasting, natural origin sugar alternative to help our customers meet the challenge of reducing calories and sugar content," says Thompson, adding that customers benefit as well from Tate & Lyle's unique ingredient portfolio and deep expertise in designing sweetening solutions. "At Tate & Lyle, sweetness is in our genes; with this new addition to our natural portfolio, which also includes PUREFRUIT™ Monk Fruit Extract, we are uniquely positioned to tackle any sweetening challenge."

TASTEVA™ Stevia Sweetener will debut in Latin America as part of Food Ingredients South America in São Paulo in September 2012 and in Europe as part of Health Ingredients Europe in Frankfurt in November 2012, followed by more regional rollouts in 2013.

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*Depending on application and subject to maximum levels permissible by local regulations.

About Tate & Lyle:

Tate & Lyle is a global provider of ingredients and solutions to the food, beverage and other industries, operating from over 30 production facilities around the world.

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

Speciality Food Ingredients include starch-based speciality ingredients (corn-based speciality starches, sweeteners and fibres), no calorie sweeteners (including SPLENDA® Sucralose) and Food Systems which provides blended ingredient solutions. Bulk Ingredients include corn-based bulk sweeteners, industrial starches and fermentation products (primarily acidulants). The 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 2012, Tate & Lyle sales totalled £3.1 billion. http://www.tateandlyle.com.

SPLENDA® is a trademark of McNeil Nutritionals, LLC



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