Evogene Ltd. to Collaborate With Vilmorin for Tomato Yield Improvement

REHOVOT, ISRAEL--(Marketwire - May 28, 2008) - Evogene Ltd. (TASE: EVGN) today announced a collaboration with Vilmorin, a French seed breeder and the mother company of 'Hazera Genetics,' to improve yield and yield stability in tomatoes. Under the agreement, Evogene has licensed to Vilmorin the rights to certain genes discovered by Evogene, which have demonstrated improved yield and yield stability in tomatoes. The financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

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