FMC Corporation Acquires Rights to Novel Bayer CropScience Crop Protection Product in United States and Canada

  FMC Corporation Acquires Rights to Novel Bayer CropScience Crop Protection
                     Product in United States and Canada

PR Newswire

PHILADELPHIA, July 8, 2013

PHILADELPHIA, July 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- FMC Corporation (NYSE:FMC) today
announced that it has acquired exclusive rights to a patented, broad-spectrum
crop protection product from Bayer CropScience. FMC will develop and
distribute the novel product for row crops in the United States and Canada.

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"This agreement to develop and market this promising new product highlights
the increasing collaboration between FMC and Bayer CropScience and the success
both companies have created in bringing new crop protection technologies to
growers," said Mark Douglas, president, FMC Agricultural Solutions.

FMC will start product development and the registration process next year and
expects to launch the product in the following two to three years. Financial
terms were not disclosed.

About FMC Corporation
FMC Corporation is a diversified chemical company serving agricultural,
industrial, environmental, and consumer markets globally for more than a
century with innovative solutions, applications and quality products. In
2012, FMC had annual sales of approximately $3.7 billion. The company employs
approximately 5,700 people throughout the world and operates its businesses in
four segments: FMC Agricultural Solutions, FMC Health and Nutrition, FMC
Minerals and FMC Peroxygens. For more information, visit

About Bayer CropScience
Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the fields of health
care, agriculture and high-tech materials. This year the company looks back
on 150 years of working to fulfill its mission "Bayer: Science For A Better
Life". Bayer CropScience, the subgroup of Bayer AG responsible for the
agricultural business, has annual sales of EUR 8,383 million (2012) 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 valve 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 20,800 and is represented
in more than 120 countries. This and further news is available at:

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Historical information is not necessarily indicative of future

Forward-Looking Statements – Bayer CropScience
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 The company assumes no liability
whatsoever to update these forward-looking statements or to conform  them to
future events or developments.

SOURCE FMC Corporation

Contact: FMC Media Contact:Jim Fitzwater - 215.299.6633, FMC Investor
Relations Contact: Andrew Sandifer - 215.299.6119; Bayer CropScience Media
Contact: Utz Klages -- +49 2173 38-3125
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