Monsanto Company Adds Marcos Lutz to Board of Directors
ST. LOUIS -- May 28, 2014
Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) announced today the appointment of Marcos Lutz to
the company’s board of directors.Lutz is the chief executive officer of Cosan
SA and a director of Cosan Ltd. (NYSE: CZZ) – a Brazil-based company that
operates businesses in sugar and ethanol, fuel, logistics services, lubricants
and piped natural gas in Brazil and regions including Europe, the Middle East,
Asia and North America. He joined Cosan in 2007 and has served as chief
executive officer of Cosan SA and as a director of Cosan Ltd. since 2009.
Prior to joining Cosan, he held senior leadership roles at Companhia
Siderurgica Nacional SA, serving as vice president of Infrastructure and
Energy, with responsibility for the company’s hydroelectric plants, logistics,
railways and port terminals. Other prior positions include chief operating
officer, Logistics for Ultrapapar Participacoes SA, as well as other
leadership roles in that organization.
“On behalf of Monsanto, I am pleased to welcome Marcos Lutz as an independent
director to our board,” said Hugh Grant, Monsanto’s chairman of the board and
chief executive officer. “Marcos’ leadership of a diversified global business,
his expertise in sustainability and renewable fuels, and experience in Brazil
– our company’s second largest market following the United States – will bring
valuable insight to our board and serve Monsanto well as we work to continue
to grow in Brazil and around the world.”
His appointment is effective immediately, and he will stand for election to
the board at the 2015 annual meeting of shareowners. He will serve on the
science and technology committee and the sustainability and corporate
Lutz holds a bachelor of science degree in naval engineering from the
University of São Paulo and a master of business administration degree from
Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.
The addition of Marcos Lutz to Monsanto’s board brings the number of directors
to 13, with 12 independent directors. Additional information on Monsanto’s
Board of Directors can be accessed at
http://www.monsanto.com/whoweare/Pages/board-of-directors.aspx. For more
information on Monsanto’s board committees, visit
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Billy Brennan, 314-694-3665
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