Monsanto Acquisition

Frequently Asked Supplier Questions on Monsanto Acquisition and Divestments

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If you are a supplier, you can find more information on how the acquisition may impact you in the section “Acquisition”. The closing of the acquisition approval was conditional of certain divestments. Affected suppliers from the divestments are being contacted separately. If you are a Bayer supplier and would like to find out more, go to the section “Divestments”.

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Acquisition 

What is the difference between “Closing Day” and “Day 1”, and what does this mean for me as supplier?

On “Closing Day”, Bayer completed the transaction for the acquisition and will officially become the new owner of Monsanto. “Day 1” marks the beginning of the integration of the two companies. Before this date, Bayer and Monsanto will continue to operate as two separate organizations with no impact on existing supplier relationships & agreements. In case there will be changes, we will make sure to approach you in a timely manner.

Are there any changes in the company’s name, address, and tax information?

For the time being, there will be no changes. Please ensure to send goods and invoices as indicated in the respective purchase order. In case of changes, we will update you in a timely manner.

Who is my contact for questions regarding purchase orders, invoicing and payments?

Please continue to interact with your current procurement contact and follow the same process until further notice.

Will my supplier manager change?

Please continue to interact with your current procurement contact and follow the same procedures until further notice.

Will existing terms & conditions change?

We will continue to adhere to all established agreements and conditions. In case of requests for changes to terms & conditions, we will make sure to approach you in a timely manner.

What changes should I expect regarding my role as supplier?

There will be no immediate changes in the supplier relationships. In case of changes, we will contact you in a timely manner.

Can I combine shipments for Monsanto and Bayer for different sites?

Combining shipments is not possible. Please continue to adhere to the ship-to address location as stated in the purchase order. We will ensure to contact you in a timely manner in case of changes.

Can I combine invoices and/ or accounts?

Combining invoices is not possible as Bayer and Monsanto use separate systems for invoice processing. Therefore, please continue to issue separate invoices. Maintenance and reconciliation of account balances should also remain separate.

When will I start receiving harmonized purchase orders from the combined company?

There will be no immediate changes in the current format of purchase orders. In case of changes, we will contact you in a timely manner.

Divestments 

Am I affected by Bayer’s divestments?

Affected suppliers are being approached by their procurement or legal contact at Bayer. If you have not been contacted and have doubts, please approach your current procurement contact.

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