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Source: AgPlenus news release

AgPlenus, a subsidiary of Evogene Ltd. (NASDAQ: EVGN) (TASE: EVGN), designing effective and sustainable crop protection products by leveraging predictive biology, announced today the nomination of leading industry experts from the field of chemical crop protection to its board of directors. The nominated board is expected to support the company in executing its business strategy.

The leaders nominated to AgPlenus' board of directors include:

Dr. Adrian Percy

Dr. Percy most recently held the position of Head of Research & Development for the Crop Science division of Bayer and member of its Executive Committee. In this position, he had direct responsibility for Bayer's research and development activities in the area of Agriculture, including crop protection chemistry and regulatory affairs. Previously, he had served in various senior management positions in the research and development departments of Rhone Poulenc, Aventis CropScience and Bayer in France, Germany and the United States.

Robert A. Woods

Robert A. Woods has more than fifty years of experience in the crop protection market in a variety of leadership business positions and held the position of Chairman of Syngenta Corporation, US., following the merger of Novartis Ag and Zeneca Ag to form Syngenta in 2000. Bob currently serves in the position of Chairman of the Board of Marrone Bio Innovations. Through the end of 2018, Bob served as Chair and CEO of Targeted Growth Inc and served for 15 years as a director at Gowan Company LLC.

Eli Assraf

Eli Assraf is a seasoned executive that served as the CFO of large corporations and serves as a Board member in several leading companies. He led innovative fund raising of hundreds of millions of dollars in Israel and globally and led mergers and acquisitions campaigns globally. Mr. Assraf served as CFO and COO of Makhteshim Agan Industries (presently named Adama) a global leader in the field of generic crop protection products.

These three leaders from the field of crop protection will join Ofer Haviv, who will serve as chairman of AgPlenus' board, in addition to serving as Evogene's President and CEO.

Eran Kosover, AgPlenus CEO said: "We are proud to welcome our new board members, world leading renowned experts in their fields. With their vast experience, we are confident that their addition to our company will support AgPlenus in executing its strategy and significantly contribute to its success."

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