Bayer CropScience Announces John Wendorf as T&O Market Segment Manager and Wes Kleffner as Area Sales Manager

Bayer CropScience Announces John Wendorf as T&O Market Segment Manager and Wes
Kleffner as Area Sales Manager

Wendorf to support strategy and business development for Bayer's Turf and
Ornamentals (T&O) business; Kleffner to support T&O customers in Kansas,
Missouri and Colorado

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Aug. 20, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via PRWEB -
Environmental Science, a division of Bayer CropScience LP, today announced the
appointment of John Wendorf as market segment manager, and Wes Kleffner as
area sales manager, for the North American Turf and Ornamentals business.

Based in Research Triangle Park, N.C., Wendorf will focus on business
development and strategy to support the growth of Bayer's portfolio of T&O
solutions for professional land care managers and consumers.

"Bayer has a rich history of leadership and innovation in the areas of plant,
animal and human health," said Wendorf. "I'm excited to be a part of this
dynamic team, and I look forward to contributing to Bayer's strategy for
helping customers care for and protect our green spaces both today and in the
future."

Kleffner serves the Kansas, Missouri and Colorado markets, and will be
responsible for driving sales of assigned accounts and distributor branches,
as well as building and maintaining relationships with key end users.

"I'm excited to build new relationships and help turf managers achieve their
business goals," said Kleffner. "I look forward to being part of an
organization that continuously develops new solutions that help ensure a
healthy future for the industry."

Wendorf brings more than 20 years of T&O industry experience to his new role,
with particular expertise in the area of ornamentals. He most recently served
as vice president for the grower division of a horticultural distributor,
where he managed the division's marketing efforts across eight business
segments. Prior to his work at the distributor level, Wendorf held several
sales and marketing roles in the T&O industry.

Kleffner's expertise comprises more than a decade of turf management
experience in both the lawn and golf markets. In his most recent role as turf
manager for Ryan Lawn and Tree, Kleffner managed a team of lawn care
professionals servicing hundreds of residential and commercial lawn care
customers throughout the Midwest. He previously served as an assistant golf
course superintendent at The Club at Hokulia.

"As Bayer continues to bring new science to the marketplace, John's strategic
vision and Wes' on-the-ground expertise will help strengthen our ability to
meet the evolving needs of our customers and expand Bayer's role as the market
leader in the T&O industry," said Mark Schneid, chief marketing officer for
the Environmental Science division North America. "We are excited to welcome
John and Wes to our growing team of world-class turf and ornamentals
professionals."

Wendorf holds a Bachelor of Science in Horticulture from the University of
Wisconsin-Madison, and a Master of Business Administration from Texas A&M
University. Kleffner holds a Bachelor of Science in Golf Course Management,
with a minor in Business Administration, from Kansas State University.

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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 is
celebrating 150 years of Bayer – consistent with 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 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 20,800 and is
represented in more than 120 countries. This and further news is available at:
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Contact:
Bayer CropScience Media Hotline, 1-877-879-6162, or

Ciara Ahern
Global Prairie
Tel: (216) 374-1274
Email: ciara(dot)ahern(at)global-prairie(dot)com

Becca Hogan
Manager of External Communications
Bayer CropScience LP
Tel: (919) 549-2998
Email: becca(dot)hogan(at)bayer(dot)com

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