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FMC director Paul J. Norris awarded shares 20 October 2017

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FMC (NYSE:FMC) director Paul J. Norris, was awarded 96 shares worth $US9,036 on October 19.

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SECTION 1 BIOGRAPHY PAUL J. NORRIS, DIRECTOR

Principal Occupation: Retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of W. R. Grace & Co., a manufacturer of specialty chemicals Age: 68 Director Since: 2006

Until May 2005, Mr. Norris served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of W. R. Grace & Co., a manufacturer of specialty chemicals. Mr. Norris was actively engaged in W. R. Grace's businesses for the six years prior to his retirement as Chief Executive Officer. He resigned as a member of W. R. Grace's Board of Directors in February 2010. Mr. Norris joined W.R. Grace as President and CEO in November 1998 and became Chairman in January 1999. Prior to joining W.R. Grace, Mr. Norris was at AlliedSignal Inc. (now known as Honeywell) for nine years and served as Senior Vice President and President, Specialty Chemicals, from 1997 to 1998; President, AlliedSignal Polymers Division from 1994 to 1997; and President, AlliedSignal Chemicals & Catalysts (formerly Fluorine Products Division) from 1989 to 1994. From 1981 to 1989, Mr. Norris served in various executive capacities with Engelhard Corporation (now a part of BASF Corporation), including President of Catalysts and Chemicals, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Catalysts, and Vice President and Business Director for Petroleum Catalysts. Mr. Norris has previously served on the Board of Directors of Borden Chemicals, Inc., Ecolab, Inc. and Nalco Holding Company, and he served as the Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Sealy Corporation. He also previously performed advisory services for Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. As the former Chairman and CEO of a specialty chemical company and with over 30 years in the chemical industry, Mr. Norris has significant business experience relevant to the Company which makes him well qualified to serve as a director.

SECTION 2 FMC CORPORATION PRICE PERFORMANCE SCORECARD (NYSE:FMC):

+ FMC Corporation is placed 72/2,554 in the BSS News Bites ranking of price performance of NYSE stocks in the past year, a percentile ranking of 97.

2.1 Moving Annual Return (Trailing 12 months):

Based on a dynamic start date of 5 years ago, the Moving Annual Return has been positive in 3 of the last 5 years. An investment in FMC a year ago would have produced a return of 100.7%

FMCCloseDividendsCapital Gain / (Loss) %% YieldAnnual Return %
Last Traded Oct 20$US94.5566.0c96.61.4100.7
1 Year ago$US47.4566.0c26.91.828.6
2 Years ago$US37.4164.50c(33.7)1.1-32.6
3 Years ago$US56.4558.50c(22.2)0.8-21.4
4 Years ago$US72.5354.0c34.3135.3

Close 5 years ago $US53.99.

2.2 Present Value of $US1000 invested in the past

The present value of $US1000 invested a year ago is $US1,984

PV$10001-week1-month1-year
FMC.NYSE1,0091,0301,984
S&P 500 Index1,0091,0221,203

2.3 Trailing Price Change %

1-Year price change of 96.6% for FMC outperformed the change of 20.3% in the S&P 500 Index for a relative price change of 76.3%.

Price Change %1-Month3-Month1-Year
FMC2.824.896.6
Chemicals sector2.97.727.6
S&P 500 Index2.74.120.3

SECTION 3 FMC CORPORATION FINANCIALS AND GROWTH PERFORMANCE SCORECARD (NYSE:FMC):

3.1 Key Financials (All figures percent)

Operating Margin deteriorated from 17.0% in 2013 to 12.9% in 2016, Revenue Growth deteriorated from 13.6% in 2013 to 0.2% in 2016, Return on Equity deteriorated from 29.8% in 2013 to 12.7% in 2016 and EPS Growth deteriorated from -28.0% in 2013 to -57.4% in 2016.

FMCRevenue GrowthEPS GrowthOperating MarginROE
20160.2-57.412.912.7
20150.559.8-1.5-9
2014-15.9612.719.1
201313.6-281729.8

3.3 Performance (All figures in %)

Operating Profit Margin 10-year average is 12.2% and Return on Equity 10-year average is 20.5%.

DescriptionAnnual10-year Avg
EBITDA Margin12.913.7
Operating Profit Margin12.912.2
Net Profit Margin7.58.2
Return on Equity12.720.5
Return on Assets4.06.9
Return on Capital Employed9.014.0

3.4 High Performance Indicators:

DescriptionValueRank In NYSE Market
Relative Price Change % (1 Year)76.3In Top 4%
3-mo Price Change %24.75In Top 6%
Price/MAP2001.28In Top 6%
Turnover in Quarter$US6 billionIn Top Quartile
% Prem to 1-mo Vol Wtd Price4.4In Top Quartile
Price/MAP501.07In Top Quartile

SECTION 4 FMC CORPORATION MARKET POSITION AND GLOBAL RANK (NYSE:FMC):

4.1 Market Position

FMC Corporation (NYSE:FMC), NYSE's 11th largest Chemicals company by market cap, soared $US37.99 (or 67.2%) year to date in 2017 to close at $US94.55. The stock has a 6-month USD relative strength of 86 which means in USD terms it is outperforming 86% of its 47,825 global peers. A price rise combined with a high relative strength is a bullish signal. Compared with the S&P 500 Index which has risen 15.0% YTD, this is a relative price increase of 52.1%. The volume in 2017 equalled average trading of 1.2 million shares in 2016. In 2017 the market cap has jumped $US5.1 billion.

4.2 Global Rank

Rank in the S&P 500 Index [out of 500 stocks]

DescriptionValueRank
MCap (US$)12.7B352
Total Assets (US$)6.1B418
Revenue (US$)3B432
Net Profit (US$)46.5M442
Return on Equity %12.7261
Net Profit Margin %7.5299
Price to Book32.8285
Yield %0.7313
PV$1000 (1Year) US$1,9846
% Change YTD67.215

SECTION 5 OTHER DIRECTORS OF FMC CORPORATION

Pierre R. Brondeau, Chief Executive Officer & President & Chairman & Director

Paul Graves, Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President

Dirk A. Kempthorne, Director

C. Scott Greer, Director

Margareth Ovrum, Director & Executive Vice President

Vincent R. Volpe, Director

Paul J. Norris, Director

K Lynne Johnson, Director

William H Powell, Director

Robert C. Pallash, Director

Eric Norris, Director

Eduardo E Cordeiro, Director

G. Peter DAloia, Director

Andrea E. Utecht, Company Secretary & Executive Vice President

Nicholas Pfeiffer, Vice President

Amy O''Shea, Vice President

SECTION 6 FMC CORPORATION ACTIVITIES

FMC Corporation (FMC) is a diversified, global chemical company providing solutions, applications and products to a variety of markets. It operates in three segments: Agricultural Products, Specialty Chemicals and Industrial Chemicals. Its Agricultural Products segment focuses on insecticides, which are used in agriculture to enhance crop yield and quality by controlling a range of insects and weeds. Specialty Chemicals consists of FMC's BioPolymer and lithium businesses, and focuses on food ingredients that are used to enhance texture, structure and physical stability, pharmaceutical additives for binding, encapsulation and disintegrant applications, ultrapure technologies for medical devices and lithium specialties for pharmaceutical synthesis, specialty polymers and energy storage. Its Industrial Chemicals segment manufactures a range of inorganic materials, including soda ash, hydrogen peroxide, specialty peroxygens and phosphorus chemicals.

SECTION 7 RECENT NEWS ON DIRECTORS

7.1 REPORTED STOCK AWARDS

20 October 2017

FMC director G. Peter DAloia awarded shares

FMC (NYSE:FMC) director G. Peter DAloia, was awarded 40 shares worth $US3,765 on October 19.

20 October 2017

FMC director C. Scott Greer awarded shares

FMC (NYSE:FMC) director C. Scott Greer, was awarded 23 shares worth $US2,165 on October 19.

20 October 2017

FMC director Robert C. Pallash awarded shares

FMC (NYSE:FMC) director Robert C. Pallash, was awarded 56 shares worth $US5,271 on October 19.

20 October 2017

FMC director Eduardo E Cordeiro awarded shares

FMC (NYSE:FMC) director Eduardo E Cordeiro, was awarded 13 shares worth $US1,224 on October 19.

20 October 2017

FMC director Vincent R. Volpe awarded shares

FMC (NYSE:FMC) director Vincent R. Volpe, was awarded 66 shares worth $US6,212 on October 19.

20 October 2017

FMC director Dirk A. Kempthorne awarded shares

FMC (NYSE:FMC) director Dirk A. Kempthorne, was awarded 43 shares worth $US4,047 on October 19.

20 October 2017

FMC director William H Powell awarded shares

FMC (NYSE:FMC) director William H Powell, was awarded 22 shares worth $US2,071 on October 19.

21 July 2017

FMC director C. Scott Greer awarded shares

FMC (NYSE:FMC) director C. Scott Greer, was awarded 27 shares worth $US2,046 on July 20.

21 July 2017

FMC director G. Peter DAloia awarded shares

FMC (NYSE:FMC) director G. Peter DAloia, was awarded 49 shares worth $US3,714 on July 20.

21 July 2017

FMC director Robert C. Pallash awarded shares

FMC (NYSE:FMC) director Robert C. Pallash, was awarded 68 shares worth $US5,154 on July 20.

7.2 SHAREHOLDER VALUE ADDED BY DIRECTORS

01 October 2017

Pierre R. Brondeau starts eighth year as FMC CEO

Pierre R. Brondeau was appointed CEO of FMC (NYSE:FMC) seven years ago on October 01, 2010. In the last 5 years the average annualized return to shareholders was 11.5%. The present value of USD1,000 (PV1000) invested 5 years ago is now $US1,725, a gain of $US636 and dividend reinvested of $US89.

01 July 2017

Margareth Ovrum starts second year as FMC Director

Margareth Ovrum was appointed Director of FMC (NYSE:FMC) one year ago on July 01, 2016. The shares were up from $US45.9 to $US73.0 and the total annualized return to shareholders (TRS) since appointment is 61%. The present value of USD1,000 (PV1000) invested on the appointment date is now worth $US1,610, a gain of $US591 and dividend reinvested of $US19.

01 June 2017

Eduardo E Cordeiro starts seventh year as FMC Director

Eduardo E Cordeiro was appointed Director of FMC (NYSE:FMC) six years ago on June 01, 2011. In the last 5 years the average annualized return to shareholders was 9.5%. The present value of USD1,000 (PV1000) invested 5 years ago is now $US1,575, a gain of $US492 and dividend reinvested of $US84.

7.3 RECENT REPORTED BUYING

15 September 2017

FMC director Dirk A. Kempthorne buys

FMC (NYSE:FMC) Director Dirk A. Kempthorne bought 219 shares worth $US19,660 on September 14. The purchase price was $US89.77.

7.4 RECENT REPORTED SELLING

30 August 2017

FMC company secretary and executive vice president Andrea E. Utecht sells

FMC (NYSE:FMC) Company Secretary and Executive Vice President Andrea E. Utecht sold 14,174 shares worth $US1,190,616 on August 29. The selling price was $US84.0. The shares hit an eight-day low on the day.

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