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  • Tuesday October 11, 2016

    5-Year, $3.9 Million Pilot Program To Reach 120 Early Care Centers

    ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--While U.S. food security improved last year, approximately 3 million American households were unable at times to provide adequate, nutritious food for their children, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. To address malnutrition and food insecurity impacting young children (birth to age 5), the Monsanto Fund is supporting Healthy Food Alliance for Early Education, a joint program of the American Heart Association and Nemours, with amore...
  • Wednesday October 5, 2016
    • FY16 as-reported EPS of $2.99 and ongoing EPS of $4.48; ongoing results above revised guidance
    • Intacta RR2 PRO™ and Climate FieldView™ platform experienced rapid growth in FY16; U.S. delivered record corn volume, despite challenging agriculture environment
    • As-reported FY17 EPS guidance at $3.83 to $4.35 and ongoing EPS guidance at $4.50 to $4.90; ongoing EPS growth year-over-year fueled by expected increased demand for Intacta RR2 PRO and Roundup Ready 2 Xtend ® soybean traits
    • Initial steps underway to close on deal with Bayer to unlock value for shareowners
    ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) today announced fiscal year 2016 results, delivering above the company’s most recent ongoing earnings per share guidance for the year. The company expects to grow earnings per share (EPS) into fiscal year 2017 and beyond by building upon the achievements of fiscal year 2016, together with continued strong penetration of key soybean traits, global corn germplasm upgrades and spend disciplinemore...
  • Monday October 3, 2016
    ST. LOUIS & INDIANAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) and Dow AgroSciences LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW), announced today that the companies have reached a non-exclusive global option and licensing agreement on Dow AgroSciences’ EXZACT™ Precision Technology® Platform for research and commercial development of new crop solutions across Monsanto Company’s research portfolio. EXZACT technology, which Dow AgroSciences hasmore...
  • Wednesday September 28, 2016
    ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) announced it will issue the company’s financial results for its fiscal 2016 fourth quarter and full year on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016, prior to market open. Monsanto will hold a 45 minute 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 fourth quarter and full year as well as outlook formore...
  • Wednesday September 28, 2016

    St. Louis-Based Monsanto Ranks Among Top Three Manufacturing Companies

    ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Working Mother magazine has recognized Monsanto as one of the 2016 “Working Mother 100 Best Companies” for the company’s outstanding leadership in creating progressive programs for its workforce in the areas of advancement for women, flexibility, child care and paid parental leave. In the manufacturing category, Monsanto is ranked among the top three companies for working mothers. “Working parents are all too familiar with themore...
  • Friday September 23, 2016

    USDA-NRCS Also Commits $1 Million Through Conservation Innovation Grant To Farmer-Focused Project

    ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The U.S. Department of Agriculture – Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA-NRCS) recently awarded the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) and its Soil Health Partnership (SHP) a $1 million Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG) to help farmers better understand and adopt farming practices that help reduce climate change impacts. Monsanto announced today it also intends to make an additional investment of $1.6 million in thismore...
  • Thursday September 22, 2016
    ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) announced today that it has reached a global licensing agreement for the use of the CRISPR-Cas genome-editing technology in agriculture with the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. The Broad Institute is a world leader in the development and sharing of CRISPR genome-editing technologies and holds several issued U.S. patents covering CRISPR-Cas technology. The parties, which share a broad-licensing philosophymore...
  • Wednesday September 14, 2016
    • Realizes a shared vision of integrated agricultural offerings, delivering enhanced solutions for growers and creates a leading innovation engine for the next generation of farming
    • USD 128 per share in all-cash transaction, represents 44 percent premium to Monsanto shareholders and an aggregate value of USD 66 billion
    • Significant value creation with expected annual synergies of approximately USD 1.5 billion after year three; plus additional synergies from integrated solutions in future years
    • Bayer shareholders expected to benefit from accretion to core EPS in the first full year after closing and double-digit percentage accretion in the third full year
    • Committed to retaining strong presence in the U.S. with the combined business’ global Seeds & Traits and North American commercial headquarters in St. Louis
    Bayer and Monsanto today announced that they signed a definitive merger agreement under which Bayer will acquire Monsanto for USD 128 per share in an all-cash transaction. Monsanto’s Board of Directors, Bayer’s Board of Management and Bayer’s Supervisory Board have unanimously approved the agreement. Based on Monsanto’s closing share price on May 9, 2016, the day before Bayer’s first written proposal to Monsanto, the offer represents a premium of 44 percent to that price.“We are pleased tomore...
  • Tuesday September 6, 2016

    Microbial Genome Analysis Using Big Data Science, Bioinformatics and Machine Learning Expected to Drive Discovery of Microbiome-Based Solutions That Can Help Farmers Better Manage On-Farm Challenges

    ST. LOUIS & SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) and Second Genome, Inc. have announced a research agreement to accelerate the discovery of new microbiome-based solutions to help farmers better manage environmental challenges on their farms. The collaboration will leverage Monsanto’s extensive genomic databases with Second Genome’s expertise in analyzing microbial function through big data metagenomics, protein discovery, machine learning, and predictive analyticsmore...
  • Monday September 5, 2016
    ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Monsanto Company (NYSE:MON) confirmed it has been engaged in constructive negotiations with Bayer AG, during which it has received an updated non-binding proposal for a potential acquisition of Monsanto for $127.50 per share in cash. Monsanto is continuing these conversations as it evaluates this proposal, as well as proposals from other parties and other strategic alternatives to enable its Board of Directors to determine if a transaction inmore...
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