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Bayer CEO Dr. Marijn Dekkers (left) and CFO Johannes Dietsch present the Annual Report 2014 at the Financial News Conference.
Fiscal 2014

Bayer: Strong Business Momentum Continues and Portfolio Transformation Underway

Leverkusen. Bayer had a very successful year in 2014, both operationally and strategically. The company set new records for sales and for EBITDA before special items. "Contributing to this in particular was the continuing growth momentum in our Life Science businesses, and especially the pleasing development of our recently launched products," Management Board Chairman Dr. Marijn Dekkers said on Thursday at the Financial News Conference in Leverkusen. MaterialScience also registered encouraging gains in sales and earnings before special items. » more
Dr. Richard Pott
Effective March 26, 2015

Dr. Richard Pott to Be Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Bayer MaterialScience

Leverkusen. At its meeting today, the Supervisory Board of Bayer AG agreed to the proposal made by the Board of Management of Bayer AG to appoint Dr. Richard Pott (61) to the Supervisory Board of Bayer MaterialScience AG effective March 26, 2015. It is intended that Dr. Pott should be elected as the new Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Bayer MaterialScience. » more
Total Dividend Payout Rises 7.1 Percent to EUR 1,861 Million

Bayer Proposes Increased Dividend for 2014 of EUR 2.25 per Share

Leverkusen. At its meeting today, the Supervisory Board of Bayer AG approved the Board of Management's recommendation that a dividend payment of EUR 2.25 (2013: EUR 2.10) per share be proposed to the Annual Stockholders' Meeting on May 27, 2015. "The past year was very successful for Bayer and we want our stockholders to appropriately benefit from this success," explained CEO Dr. Marijn Dekkers. With 826,947,808 shares entitled to the dividend, the total dividend payment would amount to EUR 1,861 million (2013: EUR 1,737 million), an increase of 7.1 percent. » more
Sustainability
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Dr. Markus Bender
Award Presented by the Bayer Science & Education Foundation

Bayer Thrombosis Research Award 2015 Goes to Dr. Markus Bender

Leverkusen. The second winner of the Bayer Thrombosis Research Award has been chosen: the Scientific Committee of the Bayer Science & Education Foundation has awarded the EUR 30,000 prize to Dr. Markus Bender in recognition of his work on Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome. Dr. Bender showed that the severe blood clotting and immune system disorders in patients suffering from this condition are attributable to a deficiency of the cytoskeleton-stabilizing protein profilin-1 in the precursor cells of blood platelets. This could open up new opportunities for the early detection and treatment of this severe illness in future. » more
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Find Bayer tweets on the Financial News Conference under the hashtag #BFNC15.
For the First Time Worldwide

Live on Twitter: The 2015 Financial News Conference

Leverkusen. Bayer will be the first company to broadcast its Financial News Conference live on Twitter. The Bayer AG social media team will be reporting live from the Bayer Communications Center in Leverkusen. It all starts at 10 a.m. (Central European Time) on Thursday, February 26, 2015 on Bayer's global Twitter channel. In the afternoon, Dr. Marijn Dekkers will speak personally to the employees in a webcast and explain the company's business situation. » more
Bayer Companies
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Olivier Brandicourt (left) and Werner Baumann
Werner Baumann to Take over

Olivier Brandicourt to Leave Bayer HealthCare

Leverkusen. Effective March 31, 2015, Olivier Brandicourt (59), Chairman of the Board of Management of Bayer HealthCare AG and member of the Executive Council of Bayer AG, will leave the company to become new CEO of Sanofi as of April 2, 2015. On the same date, Werner Baumann (52), member of the Board of Management of Bayer AG, will take over the function of Chairman at Bayer HealthCare. » more
Dialogue
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Share your experiences with the Bayer community on Facebook.
#bayerbalance

Invitation to a Discussion on Facebook

Leverkusen. As an innovation company, Bayer lives from the wide range of ideas and experience of its employees. Having the right the balance of men and women from different countries in the workforce is therefore important to the company. This topic is being discussed this week by the international Bayer community on Facebook. You are also invited to take part in the discussion: How important is a good balance of men and women from different countries in your working environment?  » more
Sports
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The players completed an intensive training program in Florida.
Bayer 04 Leverkusen Return from Florida Camp

On Top Form for the Second Half of the Season

Orlando. Fresh from their 10-day training camp in Orlando, Florida, albeit with the odd touch of jetlag, the Bayer 04 Leverkusen soccer team are raring to kick off the second half of the Bundesliga soccer season. They returned home as runners-up in the Florida Cup against two top teams from Brazil – Fluminense FC and Corinthians SC – and FC Cologne. » more
Around the world
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Kang Kang has joined the Bayer family.
Giant Panda Adopted

Kang Kang Becomes a Bayer Family Member

Chengdu. A new member of the Bayer family: Bayer (China) Limited has agreed to adopt Kang Kang, a giant panda at Chengdu Research Base. » more
Human Resources
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Michael König (left) and Oliver Zühlke
Luxembourg Declaration

Fostering and Extending Health Promotion at Bayer

Lyon. Employees' health is important to Bayer. The company therefore has a wide range of measures and activities to help its employees maintain and improve their health. At the Bayer European Forum, Michael König, Labor Director of Bayer AG, and Oliver Zühlke, Chairman of the European Forum, signed the Luxembourg Declaration on Workplace Health Promotion (see BNC report), thus underscoring Bayer's commitment in this area. » more
Around the world
Working Conditions
Paris. A great place to work: Bayer in France has been certified "Top Employer France 2015". The certification process showed that Bayer provides excellent working conditions for its employees. » more
UTECH 2015
Maastricht. "Do You Think In Life Cycles?" – the slogan Bayer MaterialScience is exhibiting with at UTECH 2015 in Maastricht from April 14 to 16 demonstrates a clear commitment to life cycle management. Visitors to the international polyurethanes trade show will be invited to join the company in developing solutions for completing the carbon cycle, reducing environmental footprints and increasing the service life of products. » more
Attracting and Retaining Talent
Casablanca. A great honor for Bayer in Morocco: The company has been recognized among the best employers of the year. Participating for the first time, it was ranked number six among the best employers in Morocco in 2014 in its category. » more
New School Building
Chiang-Rai. Bayer Thai, Square Panel, a customer of BU PUR, and Habitat for Humanity, an international NGO, have joined forces to build a four-classroom building for a school damaged in a major earthquake last year. » more
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