DuPont announced that DCI Acquisition Inc. had increased its offer from Canadian $21 to Canadian $21.75 per common share in cash for all the class A common shares, Series 1 of DuPont Canada not owned by DuPont or its affiliates. In connection with the increase in the offer price, the offer period has been extended to Monday, June 16, at 10 p.m. (Toronto time). DuPont indicated the offer was final, and that the offer period would not be further extended.

A formal Notice of Extension and Variation of the DuPont offer is expected to be mailed to DuPont Canada's shareholders on June 3.

On May 24, DuPont announced it had extended its offer to Monday, June 9, and reduced the minimum condition from 90 percent to 50.1 percent of the outstanding shares not already held by DuPont and its affiliates.

Approximately 23 percent of the shares not already held by DuPont and its affiliates were tendered pursuant to the offer as of the initial expiry time.

As previously announced, DuPont plans to separate DuPont Textiles & Interiors (DTI) by the end of 2003, market conditions permitting. DuPont reaffirmed, as stated in the offering circular, that if this offer is unsuccessful DuPont intends to transfer its current share ownership interest in DuPont Canada to DuPont Textiles & Interiors. This transfer is expected to occur prior to any separation of DTI, regardless of the form of separation.