Bayer Donates $150,000 for Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Efforts on Northeast Coast

  Bayer Donates $150,000 for Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Efforts on
  Northeast Coast

Business Wire

PITTSBURGH -- November 02, 2012

Bayer Corporation today announced that it is providing monetary support for
disaster relief efforts through donations totaling $150,000 from the Bayer USA
Foundation. The American Red Cross and Save the Children will each receive
$75,000. The northeastern coast of the United States continues to be affected
by Hurricane Sandy, which caused extensive damage to cities and rural
communities, leaving millions of people without power or homeless.

“When millions of people are affected by devastation in the form of natural
disasters, it is important to be able to provide assistance to families and
communities in a time of great need,” said Tracy Spagnol, chairperson, Bayer
USA Foundation.

The American Red Cross has been supporting those affected by ensuring
emergency needs of food, clothing, shelter, recovery supplies and that other
financial means are met. Save the Children has been by providing emergency and
recovery support for children, ensuring their health and safety.

Bayer has approximately 7,000 employees along the eastern coast in the states
most impacted by Hurricane Sandy^1.

About Bayer Corporation

Bayer Corporation, headquartered in Pittsburgh, is a subsidiary of Bayer AG,
an international health care, nutrition and high-tech materials group based in
Leverkusen, Germany. As an inventor company, it sets trends in
research-intensive areas. The company’s products and services are designed to
benefit people and improve their quality of life. The Corporation is committed
to the principles of sustainable development and to its role as a socially and
ethically responsible corporate citizen. Economy, ecology and social
responsibility are corporate policy objectives of equal rank. In North
America, Bayer had 2011 net sales of EUR 8,177 million ($11,366 million) and
employed 15,800 at year-end. For more information, go to www.bayerus.com.

About Bayer USA Foundation

The Bayer USA Foundation is an endowed 501(c)(3) entity and is the primary
source of Bayer Corporation’s philanthropy in the United States. With a
programmatic focus on the environment and sustainability; education and
workforce development; arts and culture; and health and human services, the
foundation creates and supports organizations that improve communities in
which Bayer employees live and work, as well as society at large. The Bayer
USA Foundation is one of three Bayer foundations worldwide, including the
Bayer Science & Education Foundation and the Bayer Cares Foundation.

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Forward-Looking Statements

This release may contain forward-looking statements based on current
assumptions and forecasts made by Bayer Group or subgroup management. Various
known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors could lead to
material differences between the actual future results, financial situation,
development or performance of the company and the estimates given here. These
factors include those discussed in Bayer’s public reports which are available
on the Bayer website at www.bayer.com. The company assumes no liability
whatsoever to update these forward-looking statements or to conform  them to
future events or developments.

^1 Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New
York, New Jersey, Maryland, Connecticut, Rhode Island, West Virginia,
Virginia, North Carolina, Washington, D.C.

Contact:

Bayer Corporation
Katie Kirkpatrick, 412-777-5200
E-mail: katie.kirkpatrick@bayer.com
 
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