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FMC Corporation Continues to Support Royal Flying Doctor Service for Sixth Consecutive Year

Sydney, April 2, 2024 – FMC Corporation, a leading agricultural sciences company, has once again partnered with rural retail stores throughout Australia to contribute more than AUD 50,000 to the Queensland division of the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) through its promotion of the Graslan® Aerial3D® HiLoad herbicide.

Running from January to October 2023, FMC's Graslan® herbicide promotion pledged donations to RFDS for every tonne of product sold at participating outlets. Now in its sixth year, the initiative has raised a total of $52,375.50 for the RFDS.

"FMC Graslan® maintains strong connections with the local rural communities where we operate, and we view supporting RFDS as a meaningful cause," said Andrew Burrows, FMC's Area Business Manager. "RFDS plays a crucial role in delivering essential services to rural and remote areas of Queensland. Since our involvement, FMC Graslan® has contributed almost AUD 200,000 to RFDS's Queensland division. We take pride in offering graziers an Australian-made product supported by a skilled team in the field."

In the last year alone, the RFDS provided more than 220 occasions of care across Queensland each day, via aeromedical retrieval and patient transfers, and primary health care services such as GP, nurse and vaccination clinics, telehealth, mental health, and the RFDS mobile dental service. This included more than 12,500 patients transferred via the RFDS aeromedical service.

RFDS Acting Executive General Manager for Fundraising and Philanthropy, Sebastien Krantz said, "The RFDS in Queensland is truly appreciative of the continued support from FMC Graslan®. This donation will help the RFDS continue to deliver essential primary health care and emergency aeromedical services to remote, rural and regional communities across Queensland. The generosity of supporters like FMC Graslan® also enables the RFDS to invest in our people, fleet, infrastructure, and innovation, to ensure that our organisation is future fit as we approach 100 years of operation in 2028."

In Queensland, the RFDS provides healthcare services over an area of 1.73 million square kilometres, operating a fleet of 23 aeromedical aircraft from nine strategically located bases across the State – Cairns, Townsville, Mount Isa, Charleville, Longreach, Roma, Rockhampton, Bundaberg, and Brisbane.