September 6th, 2011

Letter to Golf Course Superintendents

Dear Golf Course Superintendent,

In my last letter, I notified you that DuPont would be launching a claims process related to the use of DuPont™ Imprelis® herbicide. I am writing today to communicate the details of this process and to reinforce our commitment to you.

We have been working with arborists to evaluate the trees most likely to recover and those that may require removal and replacement. Here are the main components of the claims resolution process for golf courses that may have experienced damage related to Imprelis® use:

  • Removal and disposal: DuPont will compensate your golf course for removal and disposal of impacted evergreen trees which are unlikely to recover, or we will provide this service for you through our contracted partners.
  • Replacement or compensation: DuPont will compensate your golf course for replacing evergreen trees that are unlikely to recover, or we will compensate your golf course if you choose not to replace these trees.
  • Replacement tree care: To support the long-term health of replacement trees, DuPont will pay for care programs after replanting.
  • Warranty: DuPont will provide a two-year warranty to program participants for all replacement trees. Should Imprelis® cause any impact to other trees on your golf course during the next two years, this warranty will cover those trees as well.
  • Maintenance of other impacted trees: DuPont will pay for efforts to assist the recovery of other trees impacted by Imprelis® use. If the tree does not recover satisfactorily by June 2012, then DuPont will pay to replace the tree or provide additional care.
  • Additional compensation: To cover costs, inconveniences and other possible impacts associated with Imprelis®, DuPont will provide your golf course with an additional payment based on a fixed percentage of the total validated claim.

Attached to this message you will find an overview of the claims process. We believe this process provides the framework for a fair resolution that you can count on. If you have any questions or concerns about the attached claims process overview please contact us at 1-866-796-4783.

We greatly appreciate your cooperation as we continue to work together to ensure that your golf course is fairly compensated. Again, we regret any damage or inconvenience that the use of Imprelis® may have caused. We remain committed to your satisfaction and the proper stewardship of our products.

Thank you for your patience and support.

Sincerely,
Michael McDermott
Global Business Leader
DuPont Professional Product