Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) announced that its Board of Directors has designated Tuesday, December 13, 2016 as the date for a special meeting of shareowners to vote upon the proposal to adopt the merger agreement with Bayer. The special meeting of shareowners will be held at the company's global R&D headquarters in Chesterfield, Mo. Additional meeting details will be included in the company's proxy statement, which will be available in November. The record date for the special meeting of shareowners is Monday, Nov. 7, 2016. About Monsanto Company Monsanto is committed to bringing a broad range of solutions to help nourish our growing world. We produce seeds for fruits, vegetables and key crops - such as corn, soybeans, and cotton - that help farmers have better harvests while using water and other important resources more efficiently. We work to find sustainable solutions for soil health, help farmers use data to improve farming practices and conserve natural resources, and provide crop protection products to minimize damage from pests and disease. Through programs and partnerships, we collaborate with farmers, researchers, nonprofit organizations, universities and others to help tackle some of the world's biggest challenges. To learn more about Monsanto, our commitments and our more than 20,000 dedicated employees, please visit: discover.monsanto.com and monsanto.com. Follow our business on Twitter ® at twitter.com/MonsantoCo, on the company blog, Beyond the Rows ® at monsantoblog.com or subscribe to our News Release RSS Feed.