Monsanto Company Adds Gregory H. Boyce To Board Of Directors

         Monsanto Company Adds Gregory H. Boyce To Board Of Directors

PR Newswire

ST. LOUIS, April 16, 2013

ST. LOUIS, April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON)
announced today the appointment of Gregory H. Boyce to the company's board of
directors.Boyce is the chairman and chief executive officer of Peabody
Energy, which he joined in 2003 as president and chief operating officer. He
assumed responsibility for the company as president and chief executive
officer in 2006, and became chairman the following year.

Prior to joining Peabody, Boyce served as chief executive officer – energy for
international mining company Rio Tinto, with responsibility for a worldwide
coal and uranium portfolio. Other prior positions include president and chief
executive officer of Kennecott Energy Company and president of Kennecott
Minerals Company.

"On behalf of Monsanto, I am pleased to welcome Greg Boyce as an independent
director to our board," said Hugh Grant, Monsanto's chairman of the board and
chief executive officer. "As the leader of a global business, he brings
valuable experience and expertise that will complement the skills of the
members of our board."

Boyce's appointment is effective immediately, and he will stand for election
to the board at the 2014 annual meeting of shareowners. He will serve on the
sustainability and corporate responsibility committee and the science and
technology committee.

Boyce is chairman of the International Energy Agency's Coal Industry Advisory
Board and a member of The Business Council, Business Roundtable and the
National Coal Council. In addition, he is a member of the board of trustees
of Washington University in St. Louis, and serves on the advisory council of
the University of Arizona's Department of Mining and Geological Engineering.
He also is a member of the Board of Directors of Marathon Oil Corporation.
Boyce holds a bachelor of science degree in mining engineering from the
University of Arizona and an advanced management program degree from Harvard
University's Graduate School of Business.

The addition of Boyce to Monsanto's board brings the number of directors to
12, with 11 independent directors. Additional information on Monsanto's Board
of Directors can be accessed at For more
information on Monsanto's board committees, visit 

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