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  • Thursday January 5, 2017
    • Delivered as-reported earnings per share of $0.07 and earnings per share on an ongoing basis of $0.21; above the prior year ongoing loss as expected
    • Company guides to full-year as-reported earnings per share of $3.97-to-$4.45 and reconfirms $4.50-to-$4.90 for ongoing earnings per share
    • Intacta RR2 PRO penetration in South America drives increase of approximately 50 percent in soybean gross profit in the first quarter; corn gross profit grew significantly
    • Industry-leading R&D pipeline delivers more than 20 advancements for fourth consecutive year with a record 14 projects advancing to launch
    ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In the first quarter, Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) delivered higher earnings per share (EPS) than the prior year thanks to the strength of the company’s South American business. In 2017, the company remains focused on delivering on its operational plan and key business milestones while simultaneously working with Bayer on the necessary steps to finalize the deal to merge the companies, which is targeted for the end of calendar year 2017.more...
  • Wednesday January 4, 2017
    ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) announced today that it has reached a new global licensing agreement with the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard for the use of the novel CRISPR-Cpf1 genome-editing technology in agriculture. The CRISPR-Cpf1 system represents an exciting advance in genome-editing technology, because it has potential to be a simpler and more precise tool for making targeted improvements in a cell's DNA when compared to the CRISPR-Cas9more...
  • Thursday December 29, 2016
    ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) announced it will issue the company’s financial results for its fiscal 2017 first quarter and annual research and development pipeline update on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017, prior to market open. Monsanto will hold a conference call starting at 8:30 a.m. Central Time (9:30 a.m. Eastern Time) in conjunction with the announcement of its results. The call will focus on the company’s results for the firstmore...
  • Tuesday December 13, 2016
    • Key Milestone in Merger to Create a Global Leader in Agriculture
    • Close of Transaction Expected by the End of 2017
    ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) announced that at a special meeting of shareowners held today, shareowners of the company approved the merger of Monsanto with a wholly owned subsidiary of Bayer Aktiengesellschaft. Under the terms of the merger agreement, Monsanto shareowners will receive $128 per share in cash at the closing of the merger. “We are pleased we received such strong support from our shareowners,” said Hugh Grant, Monsantomore...
  • Monday December 12, 2016

    Two New Cotton Varieties Announced as Part of Deltapine® Class of 17

    Monsanto Company announced today at the Deltapine New Product Evaluator (NPE) Summit the commercialization of its new Bollgard 3® XtendFlex® Cotton, the first commercial cotton product ever with full federal approvals for the trait and in-crop herbicide system to combine three modes of action for both lepidopteran insect control and herbicide tolerance. The company also unveiled its Deltapine Class of 17 cotton varieties to more than 135 growers attending the summit who are participants in themore...
  • Thursday December 8, 2016

    To Raise Awareness of Agriculture Opportunities, Monsanto Fund’s America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders Program Provides Scholarships For Students Pursuing Studies In Farming, Agronomy, Education, Science, Technology, Business, Communications, And More

    • 13 percent of high school and college students are interested in a career in agriculture.
    • Fewer than one in five (19 percent) high school and college students feel they understand agriculture career opportunities.
    • In an effort to raise awareness of job prospects in agriculture, the America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders program will award more than $500,000 in scholarships in 2017 to students across the country.
    ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--While agriculture has become a hot sector for job growth (USDA Employment Opportunities Report, 2015), a just-released survey shows only 13 percent of high school and college students are interested in pursuing a career in the agriculture industry – and just 3 percent can identify it as one of the best fields for college graduates. The survey, sponsored by America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders, a Monsanto Fund program, was conducted inmore...
  • Tuesday December 6, 2016

    Company Earns Perfect Score on 2017 Corporate Equality Index

    ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) has once again named Monsanto as one of its “Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality.” This is the ninth year Monsanto has been honored by the civil rights organization. The distinction comes with the agriculture company earning a perfect score of 100 percent on the HRC’s annual Corporate Equality Index (CEI). “At Monsanto, one of our core values is providing an inclusive and collaborative work environmentmore...
  • Monday December 5, 2016
    ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) announced today that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend on its common stock of 54 cents per share. The dividend relates to the company’s first quarter of its 2017 fiscal year and is payable on January 27, 2017, to shareowners of record on January 6, 2017. About Monsanto Company Monsanto is committed to bringing a broad range of solutions to help nourish our growing world. Wemore...
  • Monday December 5, 2016

    Scientists Solve Spore Stability Puzzle To Develop World’s First Upstream Corn Inoculant, Will Be Applied To All Of Monsanto’s New 2017 Corn Hybrids Sold In U.S.

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark & ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--As part of their commitment to develop and commercialize innovative microbial solutions for farmers through The BioAg Alliance, Monsanto Company and Novozymes today shared details of their newest product, the corn inoculant Acceleron® B-300 SAT. Derived from a fungus found in soil, Acceleron B-300 SAT showed a two-year average yield advantage of more than 3 bushels per acre. The Acceleron B-300 SAT inoculant will be applied to all of Monsanto’smore...
  • Monday December 5, 2016
    ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) announced that leading independent proxy advisory firms Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS) and Glass, Lewis & Co., LLC (Glass Lewis) have both recommended that Monsanto shareowners vote “FOR” the proposal to adopt the Agreement and Plan of Merger providing for the acquisition of Monsanto by Bayer Aktiengesellschaft. Under the terms of the merger agreement, which is being submitted to a vote at amore...
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