Press Releases

  • Leverkusen, June 19, 2018 – Via its subsidiary, Bayer U.S. Finance II LLC, Pittsburgh, United States, the Bayer Group is issuing bonds with a volume of 15 billion U.S. dollars guaranteed by Bayer AG. The placement comprises eight tranches with differing maturities and exclusively targets international institutional investors. It was approximately three times oversubscribed and will secure the long-term financing of the Monsanto acquisition.

    More 19th June 2018 | PDF 37K
  • Leverkusen, June 19, 2018 – Via its subsidiary, Bayer Capital Corporation B.V., Mijdrecht, Netherlands, the Bayer Group is issuing bonds with a volume of 5 billion euros guaranteed by Bayer AG. The issue comprises four tranches with differing maturities and exclusively targets institutional investors. It was more than four times oversubscribed. Bayer intends to have the bonds listed on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange.

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  • Leverkusen, June 7, 2018 – Bayer successfully completed the acquisition of Monsanto on Thursday. Shares in the U.S. company will no longer be traded on the New York Stock Exchange, with Bayer now the sole owner of Monsanto Company.

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  • Leverkusen, June 4, 2018 – Bayer plans to complete the acquisition of Monsanto on June, 7, following the receipt of all required approvals from regulatory authorities.

    More 4th June 2018 | PDF 48K
  • Leverkusen, June 3, 2018 - (Not for release or distribution in the United States of America, Australia, Canada, South America or Japan)

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  • Leverkusen, May 29, 2018 – On Tuesday, Bayer obtained conditional approval from the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) for the proposed acquisition of Monsanto.

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  • Leverkusen, May 7, 2018 – Bayer today announced the selection of the new Executive Leadership Team for the Crop Science division, which will go into effect as of the closing of Bayer’s proposed acquisition of Monsanto.

    More 7th May 2018 | PDF 25K
  • Package includes global vegetable seeds business, certain seed treatments and digital farming activities / Businesses generated total sales of 745 million euros in 2017 / Sale is subject to successful closing of Monsanto acquisition

    More 26th April 2018 | PDF 96K
  • Leverkusen, March 21, 2018 – On Wednesday, the European Commission conditionally approved Bayer’s proposed acquisition of Monsanto.

    More 21st March 2018 | PDF 17K
  • Leverkusen, March 7, 2018 – Bayer is in exclusive talks with BASF on the sale of its entire vegetable seeds business. Through this and related moves, Bayer is confident of fully addressing all concerns of the European Commission.

    More 7th March 2018 | PDF 17K
  • Leverkusen/St. Louis, December 1, 2017 – Bayer and Monsanto (NYSE: MON) today announced that the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (“CFIUS”) has completed its review of the proposed merger, and has concluded that there are no unresolved national security concerns with respect to the transaction.

    More 1st December 2017 | PDF 228K
  • Leverkusen, October 13, 2017 – In light of the planned acquisition of Monsanto, Bayer has signed an agreement to sell selected Crop Science businesses to BASF for EUR 5.9 billion.

    More 13th October 2017 | PDF 109K
  • Bayer today confirmed that the European Commission has initiated a Phase II investigation of the proposed combination of Bayer and Monsanto...

    More 22nd August 2017 | PDF 92K
  • Werner Baumann, Bayer CEO, and Hugh Grant, Monsanto Chairman and CEO, had a very productive meeting last week with President-Elect Trump and his team to share their view on the future of the agriculture industry and its need for innovation. The driving force behind the Bayer-Monsanto combination is increasing and accelerating innovation to help growers around the world address challenges like climate change and food security. This becomes increasingly important as we all work together to feed a growing population in a sustainable way.

    More 17th January 2017
  • 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.

    More 13th December 2016 | PDF 344K
  • (Not for distribution in the United States of America, Canada, Japan or Australia)

    More 16th November 2016 | PDF 210K
  • The acquisition facilities of USD 56.9 billion that Bayer had agreed with five underwriter banks (BofA Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs, HSBC and JP Morgan) prior to announcement of the Monsanto acquisition has now been successfully syndicated within the group of Bayer’s core relationship banks.

    More 12th October 2016 | PDF 24K
  • 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.

    More 14th September 2016 | PDF 622K
  • Bayer confirms advanced negotiations with Monsanto concerning a proposed transaction. While key terms and conditions have not yet been agreed, Bayer would be prepared to provide a transaction consideration of USD 127.50 per Monsanto share only in connection with a negotiated transaction. There can be no assurance that the parties will enter into an agreement.

    More 6th September 2016 | PDF 20K
  • Leverkusen, July 19, 2016 – Bayer said today that it is disappointed in Monsanto’s decision to reject its increased all-cash offer of USD 125 per share, which represents a 40 percent premium over Monsanto’s closing share price on May 9, 2016. The revised all-cash offer is a compelling opportunity and represents immediate and certain value for Monsanto shareholders amid recent weak business performance and Monsanto’s reduced mid-term outlook.

    More 19th July 2016 | PDF 18K
  • Leverkusen, July 14, 2016 – Over the past several weeks Bayer has engaged in private talks with Monsanto. Following receipt of additional information Bayer has raised its allcash offer to Monsanto shareholders from USD 122 to USD 125 per share verbally on July 1 and in an updated proposal submitted to Monsanto on July 9. In addition, it has comprehensively addressed Monsanto’s questions concerning financing and regulatory matters and is prepared to make certain commitments to regulators, if required, to complete the proposed acquisition of Monsanto.

    More 14th July 2016 | PDF 27K
  • Leverkusen, May 24, 2016 – Bayer announced today that it looks forward to engaging in constructive discussions with Monsanto regarding the proposed transaction. Bayer reiterated that its USD 122 per share all-cash proposal provides full and certain value for Monsanto shareholders.

    More 24th May 2016 | PDF 210K
  • Bayer Offers to Acquire Monsanto to Create a Global Leader in Agriculture

    More 23rd May 2016 | PDF 51K


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