April 15, 2015

Bayer to early redeem EUR 1.3 billion bond issued in 2005

Leverkusen, April 15, 2015 - Bayer AG plans to early redeem a EUR 1.3 billion
bond. The first opportunity to repay the subordinated bond with a 5 percent
coupon and a 100-year maturity issued in 2005 (ISIN XS0225369403) arises on
July 29, 2015. Bayer has decided to utilize this repayment right. The company
will arrange for publication of a formal investor notification in the newspaper
Luxemburger Wort or via the clearing system in June 2015 in accordance with the
bond conditions.

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care, agriculture and high-tech polymer materials. As an innovation company, it
sets trends in research-intensive areas. Bayer's products and services are
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the Group aims to create value through innovation, growth and high earning
power. Bayer is committed to the principles of sustainable development and to
its social and ethical responsibilities as a corporate citizen. In fiscal 2014,
the Group employed 118,900 people and had sales of EUR 42.2 billion. Capital
expenditures amounted to EUR 2.5 billion, R&D expenses to EUR 3.6 billion. For
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