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1 Who is Monsanto?

2 Monsanto Serves Farmers Around The World Working With Growers Large And Small, Row Crops And Vegetables

3 Our Products And Innovation Providing Tools To Help Produce More, Conserve More, Improve Lives Row Crops: Corn, Soybeans, Cotton and Canola Vegetables: Open Field and Protected Culture Major Brands: DEKALB ®, Asgrow ®, Deltapine ®, Seminis ® and De Ruiter ® Breeding Biotechnology Industry-leading pipeline Roundup ® and Selective Chemistries Roundup Ready PLUS ™ Platform Acceleron ® seed treatment products Lawn and Garden Crops: Wheat, Sugarcane Precision Agriculture OTHER PLATFORMS AG PRODUCTIVITYSEEDS & GENOMICS TECHNOLOGY/R&D

4 Headquarters:St. Louis, MO Total employees:~21,000 Global locations:>500 Net Sales (FY12)$13.5 billion United States Latin America North Brazil Argentina EU 27 India Australia Who We Are A Global Company: Diverse In People, Products, Geographies Corn Soybeans Cotton Vegetables Roundup ® Primary Markets

5 Monsanto Technology And Corporate Timeline Monsanto Has Undergone Many Changes In The Past Decade, But The Technology Strategy Began Long Ago Technology And Corporate Strategy Decade Molecular Bio Group Created Mon Scientists Genetically Modify Plant Cell for First Time Success Modifying Crops to Resist Roundup U.S. Gov. Approves Roundup ® for Use With Rr Soybeans, as Well as Approving Bollgard ® Cotton Success Modifying Crops for Insect Resistance Solutia Spun Off Merger With Pharmacia Initial Public Offering

6 A History of Innovation and New Product Introductions We have introduced about one new product and/or technology each year in the United States since These products are aimed at delivering benefits to farmers. CORN OILSEEDS COTTON & SPECIALTY CHEMISTRY VEGETABLES Biotechnology Virus-Resistant Squash Over 100 new commercial products yearly across: Tomato, Pepper, Eggplant, Pumpkin,, Cucumber, Melon, Watermelon, Squash, Onion, Carrot, Leek, Sweet Corn, Garden Bean, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Cabbage, Radish, Chinese Cabbage, Lettuce, Fennel and Spinach

7 Integrated IT Platform & Enabling Technologies Biotechnology Breeding AgronomicSolutions Our R&D Engine Is Evolving To Deliver Tomorrow’s Products As Systems Applied On-Farm PRODUCT CONCEPTS BASED ON FARMERS’ NEEDS R&D ENGINEPRODUCTS SEED + CROP MANAGEMENT

8 Maximizing Yield Potential On Each Acre Takes A System Of Solutions CHALLENGE:BreedingBiotech Agronomic Solutions WEED CONTROL INSECT CONTROL STRESS TOLERANCE DISEASE CONTROL OPPORTUNITY: Multiple R&D platforms = Multiple Solutions In between the planting and harvesting of a crop, a lot of factors can limit yield. Maximizing Total Yield Potential

9 Our Approach to Driving Yield A System of Agriculture Working Together to Boost Productivity The science of improving plants by inserting genes into their DNA BIOTECHNOLOGYBREEDINGAGRONOMICS The art and science of combining genetic material to produce a new seed The farm management practices involved in growing plants

10 Notes Certain statements contained in this presentation are "forward-looking statements," such as statements concerning the company's anticipated financial results, current and future product performance, regulatory approvals, business and financial plans and other non-historical facts. These statements are based on current expectations and currently available information. However, since these statements are based on factors that involve risks and uncertainties, the company's actual performance and results may differ materially from those described or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, among others: continued competition in seeds, traits and agricultural chemicals; the company's exposure to various contingencies, including those related to intellectual property protection, regulatory compliance and the speed with which approvals are received, and public acceptance of biotechnology products; the success of the company's research and development activities; the outcomes of major lawsuits and the previously announced SEC investigation; developments related to foreign currencies and economies; successful operation of recent acquisitions; fluctuations in commodity prices; compliance with regulations affecting our manufacturing; the accuracy of the company's estimates related to distribution inventory levels; the company's ability to fund its short-term financing needs and to obtain payment for the products that it sells; the effect of weather conditions, natural disasters and accidents on the agriculture business or the company's facilities; and other risks and factors detailed in the company's most recent periodic report to the SEC. Undue reliance should not be placed on these forward-looking statements, which are current only as of the date of this presentation. The company disclaims any current intention or obligation to update any forward-looking statements or any of the factors that may affect actual results. Commercialization is dependent on multiple factors, including successful conclusion of the regulatory process. The information presented herein is provided for educational purposes only, and is not and shall not be construed as an offer to sell, or a recommendation to use, any unregistered pesticide for any purpose whatsoever. It is a violation of federal law to promote or offer to sell an unregistered pesticide. The Genuity® DroughtGard™ Hybrids trait has been deregulated by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Import approvals in key corn export markets with functioning regulatory systems are in progress. For 2013, DroughtGard™ Hybrids will be commercially available in the western great plains area to growers who have signed and agree to follow the Genuity DroughtGard Hybrids Stewardship Agreement. It is a violation of national and international law to move material containing biotech traits across boundaries into nations where import is not permitted. Monsanto Company is a member of Excellence Through Stewardship® (ETS). Monsanto products are commercialized in accordance with ETS Product Launch Stewardship Guidance, and in compliance with Monsanto’s Policy for Commercialization of Biotechnology-Derived Plant Products in Commodity Crops. This product has been approved for import into key export markets with functioning regulatory systems. Any crop or material produced from this product can only be exported to, or used, processed or sold in countries where all necessary regulatory approvals have been granted. It is a violation of national and international law to move material containing biotech traits across boundaries into nations where import is not permitted. Growers should talk to their grain handler or product purchaser to confirm their buying position for this product. Excellence Through Stewardship® is a registered trademark of Biotechnology Industry Organization. B.t. products may not yet be registered in all states. Check with your Monsanto representative for the registration status in your state. B.t. products may not yet be registered in all states. Check with your Monsanto representative for the registration status in your state. IMPORTANT IRM INFORMATION: Genuity® RIB Complete® corn blend products do not require the planting of a structured refuge except in the Cotton-Growing Area where corn earworm is a significant pest. Genuity® SmartStax® RIB Complete®, Genuity® VT Double PRO® RIB Complete® and Genuity® VT Triple PRO® RIB Complete® corn are blended seed corn products. See the IRM/Grower Guide for additional information. Always read and follow IRM requirements. Roundup Technology® includes Monsanto's glyphosate-based herbicide technologies. Growers may utilize the natural refuge option for varieties containing the Bollgard II® trait in the following states: AL, AR, FL, GA, KS, KY, LA, MD, MS, MO, NC, OK, SC, TN, VA, and most of Texas (excluding the Texas counties of Brewster, Crane, Crockett, Culberson, El Paso, Hudspeth, Jeff Davis, Loving, Pecos, Presidio, Reeves, Terrell, Val Verde, Ward and Winkler). The natural refuge option does not apply to Bollgard II cotton grown in areas where pink bollworm is a pest, including CA, AZ, NM, and the above listed Texas counties. It also remains ALWAYS READ AND FOLLOW PESTICIDE LABEL DIRECTIONS. Roundup Ready® crops contain genes that confer tolerance to glyphosate, the active ingredient in Roundup® brand agricultural herbicides. Roundup® brand agricultural herbicides will kill crops that are not tolerant to glyphosate. Acceleron®, Asgrow®, Bollgard and Design®, Bollgard II and Design®, Bollgard II®, DEKALB®, Genuity Design®, Genuity Icons, Genuity®, Monsanto and Vine Design®, Respect the Refuge and Cotton Design®, RIB Complete and Design®, RIB Complete®, Roundup and Design®, Roundup Ready 2 Technology and Design®, Roundup Ready 2 Yield®, Roundup Ready®, Roundup Technology®, Roundup WeatherMAX and Design®, Roundup®, SmartStax and Design®, SmartStax®, Transorb and Design®, Vistive and Design®, VT Double PRO®, VT Triple PRO®, YieldGard Corn Borer and Design®, YieldGard Rootworm and Design®, YieldGard VT Rootworm/RR2®, YieldGard VT Triple®, YieldGard VT® and YieldGard® are trademarks of Monsanto Technology LLC. Deltapine® is a registered trademark of Monsanto Company. LibertyLink® and the Water Droplet Design® is a registered trademark of Bayer. Herculex® is a registered trademark of Dow AgroSciences LLC. Respect the Refuge and Corn Design® and Respect the Refuge® are registered trademarks of National Corn Growers Association. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Seminis® is a registered trademark of Seminis Vegetable Seeds, Inc. De Ruiter Seeds Hybrid Seeds & Design® and De Ruiter® are registered trademarks of Monsanto Invest N.V. ©2013 Monsanto Company.

11 The legal disclaimers in the previous slide are specific for the content of only the slides in this deck section. Please ensure you have included all legal disclaimers and logos appropriate for the content of your complete presentation using LegalLingo. You can access LegalLingo at: https://www.moncampaign.com/LegaLingo/pages/home.aspx For the U.S., click on the LegalLingo square with the “Star” icon. For Canada, click on the “Maple Leaf” icon. https://www.moncampaign.com/LegaLingo/pages/home.aspx Please contact Randi Helmkamp at with any questions. Important Note from Legal


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