It’s Time to Grow

To overcome the challenges agriculture faces, we must innovate and develop new products faster. With the next generation of farming at our doorstep, it’s time for all of us to grow. By combining with Bayer, we will bring together the very best crop protection and seed technology. We will increase the speed of innovation and get tools to farmers faster. It means higher profits for farmers with faster solutions. It means that your products and suppliers will remain your choice. It’s time to grow, and we’ll grow stronger together.

Benefits for Growers

With our combined expertise, we’ll reduce loss to disease and increase yields, putting more money per acre in your pocket. Our innovation will continue to be broadly licensed so farmers can enjoy choice – the products you want from the suppliers you choose.

Accelerating Innovation

Compared to many industries, the budget for agricultural R&D is a drop in the bucket. As we grow, so will the amount we invest. Bayer and Monsanto will combine their individual strengths and invest in cutting-edge, faster innovation. United, we’ll find new solutions, customized per crop, region, and farm. Time and yields are valuable. We’ll work together to save you time and money.

Future of Agriculture

The future of farming is here. Whether that means a drone system, reporting every square meter of your fields, a soil sensor array allowing for continuous condition tracking, or a trait and herbicide developed and distributed in parallel to reduce losses right away, Bayer and Monsanto together will work to bring farmers the tools needed to maximize efficiency and profit.

New and Enhanced Solutions

Together, Bayer and Monsanto will use the latest tech to help farmers track weather and soil conditions so you can make strategic irrigation decisions on the fly. This means a fully digital and connected farm, with a central hub weaving together data from a host of sensors, delivering everything to a farmer’s pocket via advanced apps. And that’s just the beginning.

Environmental Sustainability

We only have one Earth to provide for our needs today and tomorrow. That’s the goal of Monsanto and Bayer coming together… so we can create enhanced technologies to preserve and protect our natural environment while growing what’s needed to feed a growing global population.

Certain statements contained in this communication are “forward-looking statements,” such as statements concerning the company’s anticipated financial results, current and future product performance, regulatory approvals, business and financial plans and other non-historical facts, as well as the pending transaction with Bayer Aktiengesellschaft (“Bayer”). These statements are based on current expectations and currently available information. However, since these statements are based on factors that involve risks and uncertainties, the company’s actual performance and results may differ materially from those described or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, among others: risks related to the pending transaction between the company and Bayer, including the risk that the regulatory approvals required for the transaction may not be obtained on the anticipated terms or time frame or at all, the risk that the other conditions to the completion of the transaction may not be satisfied, the risk that disruptions or uncertainties related to the pending transaction could adversely affect the company’s business, financial performance and/or relationships with third parties, and the risk that certain contractual restrictions during the pendency of the transaction could adversely affect the company’s ability to pursue business opportunities or strategic  transactions; continued competition in seeds, traits and agricultural chemicals; the company’s exposure to various contingencies, including those related to intellectual property protection, regulatory compliance and the speed with which approvals are received, and public understanding and acceptance of our biotechnology and other agricultural products; the success of the company’s research and development activities; the outcomes of major lawsuits, including potential litigation related to the pending transaction with Bayer; developments related to foreign currencies and economies; fluctuations in commodity prices; compliance with regulations affecting our manufacturing; the accuracy of the company’s estimates related to distribution inventory levels; the levels of indebtedness, continued availability of capital and financing and rating agency actions; the company’s ability to fund its short-term financing needs and to obtain payment for the products that it sells; the effect of weather conditions, natural disasters, accidents, and security breaches, including cybersecurity incidents, on the agriculture business or the company’s facilities; and other risks and factors detailed in the company’s most recent periodic report to the SEC. Undue reliance should not be placed on these forward-looking statements, which are current only as of the date of this communication. The company disclaims any current intention or obligation to update any forward-looking statements or any of the factors that may affect actual results.