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Bayer proposes dividend increase to EUR 1.90 per share for 2012
Payout up 15 percent to EUR 1,571 million 
Leverkusen, February 26, 2013 - At its meeting today the Supervisory Board
of Bayer AG accepted the proposal of the Board of Management to recommend
to the Annual Stockholders’ Meeting on April 26, 2013 that a dividend of
EUR 1.90 per share be paid for 2012 (2011: EUR 1.65 per share). "Once
again, we want our stockholders to benefit from Bayer's positive business
development in the past year," commented Bayer CEO Dr. Marijn Dekkers. With
826,947,808 shares entitled to the dividend, the total dividend payment
would amount to EUR 1,571 million (2011: EUR 1,364 million). 
Bayer's Annual Report 2012 will be presented and discussed at the Financial
News Conference on February 28, 2013. 
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