Monsanto Board Approves Dividend Of 37.5 Cents Per Share

           Monsanto Board Approves Dividend Of 37.5 Cents Per Share

PR Newswire

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 31, 2013

ST. LOUIS, Jan. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON)
announced that its Board of Directors, at a regularly scheduled meeting held
today, declared a quarterly dividend on its common stock of 37.5 cents per
share. The dividend is payable on April 26, 2013,to shareowners of record on
April 5, 2013.

In other matters, Monsanto also announced that at its annual meeting held
today, shareowners elected four members of its Board of Directors to new
three-year terms:

  oDavid L. Chicoine, Ph.D.
  oArthur H. Harper
  oGwendolyn S. King
  oJon R. Moeller

Shareowners also approved a proposal by the Board of Directors to amend the
Amended and Restated Certificate of Incorporation of the Company to declassify
the Board of Directors. The amendment will phase out the present three-year,
staggered terms of directors and instead provide for the annual election of
directors. Directors will be elected to one-year terms of office beginning at
the company's 2014 Annual Meeting of Shareowners. Voting results on this and
other matters will be included in the company's Form 8-K.

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