Bayer CropScience Announces Gilles Galliou as President of Environmental Science Division North America

Bayer CropScience Announces Gilles Galliou as President of Environmental
Science Division North America

Galliou to Lead the Division in Delivering Solutions That Foster Healthy
Environments Where People Live, Work and Play

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Feb. 5, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via PRWEB -
Environmental Science, a division of Bayer CropScience LP, today officially
announced the appointment of Gilles Galliou as president of the Environmental
Science division North America at Bayer CropScience. Galliou brings to this
role more than 20 years of experience in global and U.S. agribusiness, a long
history with Bayer, and a vision to lead the Environmental Science division in
delivering innovative solutions that foster healthy environments where people
live, work and play.

As he steps into this new role, which he assumed officially on Jan. 1, Galliou
will be leading a business he knows well. In his most recent role as vice
president of commercial operations for the Environmental Science division
North America, Galliou drove business growth by focusing and realigning
strategic goals, supporting and empowering business managers, and fostering
stronger sharing of best practices. His expertise in managing international
business strategy, operations, and development is coupled with a strong
technical background in agronomy and product development. Galliou has replaced
Jacqueline Applegate, Ph.D., who now serves as CEO of Bayer CropScience
Australia and New Zealand, and senior Bayer representative of Australia, New
Zealand and Oceania (ANZ).

"At Bayer, we see the work we do in our core segments – Consumer Lawn and
Garden, Professional Turf and Ornamentals and Professional Pest Management –
as a logical extension of our heritage as a health company whose mandate is to
leverage the power of science to create a better life. At Environmental
Science, we do this by developing innovative solutions that help maintain and
grow healthy indoor and outdoor spaces in our communities," said Gunnar
Riemann, Ph.D., president of the Environmental Science division worldwide and
member of the Bayer CropScience Executive Committee. "To bring this mission to
life in North America, Gilles will be focusing on spearheading our many
strategic initiatives and forging collaborative partnerships that help support
the future of our business. In addition, he will remain instrumental in
driving the company's continued growth both across the North American business
and globally."

Galliou joined Bayer CropScience in 1990. Before moving to the United States
to take on his role with the North American business, Galliou led Bayer
Garden, the Environmental Science division's consumer business for the
European region. At Bayer Garden, he managed business strategy, organization,
resource allocation and financial performance across the region.

"In this new role, I find myself reflecting on what has made this company so
successful over the years – we have an outstanding team of professionals who
are passionate about what they do and deeply appreciate and promote the role
our customers play in creating healthy environments and, ultimately, healthy
communities," said Galliou. "As our customers across every market segment face
unprecedented changes, I especially look forward to continuing our work with
our colleagues and partners to seek and develop innovative solutions that will
shape the future of the segments that we serve.

For more information on Bayer solutions from the Environmental Science
division, visit http://www.BackedByBayer.com for the Professional line of
products, or http://www.BayerAdvanced.com for the Consumer Lawn & Garden line.

Bayer and the Bayer Cross are registered trademarks of BAYER.

Bayer CropScience is committed to bringing new technology and solutions for
agriculture and non-agricultural uses. For questions concerning the
availability and use of products, contact a local Bayer CropScience
representative, or visit Bayer CropScience online at
http://www.bayercropscience.us.

About Bayer CropScience

Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the fields of health
care, agriculture and high-tech materials. Bayer CropScience, the subgroup of
Bayer AG responsible for the agricultural business, has annual sales of EUR
7.255 billion (2011) and is one of the world's leading innovative crop science
companies in the areas of seeds, crop protection and non-agricultural pest
control. The company offers an outstanding range of products including high
value seeds, innovative crop protection solutions based on chemical and
biological modes of action as well as an extensive service backup for modern,
sustainable agriculture. In the area of non-agricultural applications, Bayer
CropScience has a broad portfolio of products and services to control pests
from home and garden to forestry applications. The company has a global
workforce of 21,000 and is represented in more than 120 countries. This and
further news is available at: http://www.press.bayercropscience.com.

Contact:

Bayer CropScience Media Hotline: 1-877-879-6162

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Find more information at http://www.bayercropscience.us.

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known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors could lead to
material differences between the actual future results, financial situation,
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factors include those discussed in Bayer's public reports which are available
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whatsoever to update these forward-looking statements or to conform them to
future events or developments.

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