Leverkusen, February 26, 2014 – At its meeting today, the Supervisory Board of Bayer AG accepted the proposal of the Board of Management to recommend to the Annual Stockholders’ Meeting on April 29, 2014 that a dividend of EUR 2.10 per share be paid for 2013 (2012: EUR 1.90). “In this way, we intend our stockholders to appropriately participate in Bayer’s success. The significant increase in the dividend is also an expression of our confidence in the company’s future performance,” explained Management Board Chairman Dr. Marijn Dekkers. With 826,947,808 shares entitled to the dividend, the total dividend payment would amount to EUR 1,737 million (2012: EUR 1,571 million).
The Bayer Group’s financial statements for 2013 will be presented and discussed at the Financial News Conference on February 28, 2014.
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