February 26, 2019

Bayer proposes dividend for 2018 of 2.80 euros per share

Total dividend payment: record high of 2.611 billion euros

Leverkusen, February 26, 2019 - The Supervisory Board of Bayer AG on Tuesday approved the Board of Management's recommendation that a dividend payment for fiscal 2018 of 2.80 euros (2017: 2.80 euros) per share entitled to the dividend be proposed to the Annual Stockholders' Meeting on April 26, 2019. "We want our stockholders to participate appropriately in Bayer's success again this year and are targeting a record total dividend payment due to the increase in the number of shares," said Werner Baumann, Chairman of the Board of Management. With 932.55 million shares entitled to the dividend, the total dividend payment would amount to 2.611 billion euros (2017: 2.402 billion euros), representing an increase of 8.7 percent.

The Bayer Group's consolidated financial statements for 2018 will be published on February 27, 2019, and discussed at the Financial News Conference on the same day.

For more information go to www.bayer.com.

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