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Monsanto Company Board Sets Record and Meeting Date for Next Shareowners Meeting

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Monsanto Company Board Sets Record and Meeting Date for Next Shareowners Meeting07:00 EDT Thursday, October 18, 2012ST. LOUIS, Oct. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) announced that its Board of Directors has designated Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013 as the date of the next annual meeting of shareowners. Monsanto's annual meeting will be held at the company's headquarters facility in suburban St. Louis.  Additional meeting details will be included in the company's proxy statement, which will be available in December.  The record date for Monsanto's 2012 annual meeting of shareowners is Monday, Dec. 3, 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/MonsantoCo, on the company blog, Beyond the Rows® at www.monsantoblog.com, or subscribe to our News Release RSS Feed.CONTACT: Media ? Sara Miller (314-694-5824)  SOURCE Monsanto Company