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FMC Corporation appoints Curt Brooks director, Investor Relations, names Zack Zaki vice president, Corporate Strategy

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05 April 2024, Philadelphia: FMC Corporation (NYSE:FMC), an agricultural sciences company, today announced Curt Brooks has been named director, Investor Relations (IR). He assumes the role from Abizar “Zack” Zaki, who has been elected FMC vice president, Corporate Strategy. Brooks and Zaki will transition investor responsibilities following the company’s first quarter earnings release and conference call in early May.

Brooks has served as associate director, Investor Relations, since early 2023. He previously worked for the specialty materials company Trinseo as a manager of Investor Relations and senior manager of Financial Planning and Analysis. In his new role, Brooks will lead FMC’s engagement with investors and analysts and serve as the company’s primary voice to the investment community. He will report to Patrick Day, vice president, Financial Planning and Analysis, who will oversee and participate in Investor Relations activities. Brooks earned a bachelor’s in finance from Butler University and his MBA from Drexel University.

“I am pleased to have Curt assume leadership of Investor Relations,” said Andrew Sandifer, executive vice president and CFO. “He is a seasoned IR professional who has been a close partner with Zack and a trusted advisor to our management team. Furthermore, he brings a unique perspective to the role, having been raised on a farm using FMC products. I know he will be a valuable resource to our investor community.”

Zaki has more than a decade of business experience at FMC, including leadership roles in Corporate Strategy and Development and as business director of FMC Global Specialty Solutions (GSS), the company’s non-crop business. He has served as director of Investor Relations since 2021. Earlier in his career, he advised clients in the chemicals industry on strategy and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) at Booz & Company and was an automation engineer at Honeywell. In addition to leading FMC’s Corporate Strategy and M&A efforts, Zaki will also have executive responsibility for FMC Ventures. He earned his bachelor’s in chemical engineering from the Institute of Chemical Technology in Mumbai, India, and his MBA from Duke University. Zaki will join the FMC Operating Committee and will report to Sandifer.

“I want to thank Zack for his contributions to Investor Relations and welcome him to our executive management team,” Sandifer added. “His broad knowledge of our company and the agricultural markets we serve, his extensive experience in business development, major M&A transactions and leading strategic initiatives, as well as his deep commercial knowledge and track record of growing our GSS business, will serve him well as our new vice president of Corporate Strategy.”

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