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Monsanto Shareowners Reelect Board Members at the Company's Annual Meeting

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Monsanto Shareowners Reelect Board Members at the Company's Annual Meeting15:24 EST Tuesday, January 24, 2012Board of Directors Approves Dividend of 30 CentsST. LOUIS, Jan. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) today announced that at its annual meeting, shareowners elected four members of its Board of Directors to new terms:Janice L. Fields Hugh Grant C. Steven McMillan Robert J. Stevens Each of these members was elected to serve until the company's 2015 annual meeting. Shareowners approved, by non-binding vote, the compensation of the company's named executive officers as described in the company's 2011 proxy statement.  Voting results on this and other matters will be included in the company's Form 8-K.In addition, the company announced that its Board of Directors, at a regularly scheduled meeting held today, declared a quarterly dividend on its common stock of 30 cents per share.  The dividend is payable on April 27, 2012, to shareowners of record on April 5, 2012. About Monsanto CompanyMonsanto Company is a leading global provider of technology-based solutions and agricultural products that improve farm productivity and food quality. Monsanto remains focused on enabling both small-holder and large-scale farmers to produce more from their land while conserving more of our world's natural resources such as water and energy. To learn more about our business and our commitments, please visit: www.monsanto.com. Follow our business on Twitter® at www.twitter.com/MonsantoNews, on the company blog, Beyond the Rows at www.monsantoblog.com, or subscribe to our News Release RSS Feed.        ContactKelli Powers (314-694-4003)   SOURCE Monsanto Company