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Bayer To Acquire Schiff Nutrition International For US$ 1.2 Billion

Bayer: Science For A Better Life

Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the fields of health care, agriculture and high-tech materials. As an inventor company, it sets trends in research-intensive areas. Bayer's products and services are designed to benefit people and improve the quality of life. At the same time, the Group aims to create value through innovation, growth and high earning power. Bayer is committed to the principles of sustainable development and acts as a socially and ethically responsible corporate citizen. In fiscal 2011, the Group employed about 112,000 people and had sales of €36.5 billion. Capital expenditures amounted to €1.7 billion, R&D expenses to €2.9 billion. For more information, go to www.bayer.com.

About Bayer HealthCare

Bayer HealthCare, a subgroup of Bayer AG with annual sales of €17.2 billion (2011), is one of the world's leading, innovative companies in the healthcare and medical products industry and is based in Leverkusen, Germany. Bayer HealthCare combines the global activities of the Animal Health, Consumer Care, Medical Care and Pharmaceuticals divisions.

Bayer HealthCare's Consumer Care Division is headquartered in Morristown, New Jersey, USA. It is among the largest marketers of over-the-counter medications and nutritional supplements in the world. Some of the most trusted and recognizable brands in the world today come from the Bayer portfolio of products. These include Bayer® Aspirin, ALEVE®, Flanax®/Apronax®, Alka-Seltzer Plus®, Bactine®, RID®, Phillips'® Milk of Magnesia, Midol®, Alka-Seltzer®, Talcid®, Rennie®, Canesten®, Bepanthen®, Bepanthol®, One-A-Day® vitamins, Flintstones™ vitamins, Supradyn®, Redoxon®, Berocca®, Cal-D-Vita/Elevit®, Vital 50 Plus®, CardioAspirin®. 

About Schiff Nutrition

Schiff Nutrition International, Inc. is a leading nutritional supplement company offering vitamins, nutritional supplements and nutrition bars in the United States and abroad. Schiff's portfolio of well‐known brands includes MegaRed®, Move Free®, Airborne®, Tiger's Milk®, Digestive Advantage® and Schiff® Vitamins. Focused on quality for 75 years, Schiff's headquarters and award‐winning manufacturing and distribution facility are based in Salt Lake City, Utah. To learn more about Schiff, please visit the web site www.schiffnutrition.com.

Contact: Bayer AG: Gunter Forneck, Tel. +49 214 30-50446E-Mail: guenter.forneck@bayer.com

Bayer HealthCare: Tricia McKernan, Tel. +1 (0) 973 254-4993 or +1 (0) 866 683-1126E-Mail: tricia.mckernan.b@bayer.com

Schiff Nutrition:IR Agency Contact: Becky Herrick, LHA, Tel. +1 (0) 415 433-3777E-Mail: bherrick@lhai.com

For more information go to www.bayer.com or www.schiffnutrition.com.

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