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Bayer helps the victims of the natural disasters in Australia and New Zealand


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After the Earthquake and Floods:

The Company donates Cash and Products of more than EUR 170,000

Leverkusen, In response to the natural disasters in Australia and New Zealand, Bayer is providing immediate relief in the form of financial aid and product donations of more than EUR 170,000 and supports the donations by its local employees.

Following the devastating earthquake in New Zealand, the Company provides EUR 75,000 to the Red Cross and donates medicine up to the value of EUR 10,000. Donations made by the employees in New Zealand and Australia to further help the disaster victims will be matched up to the amount of EUR 20,000.

Bayer also provided immediate relief of more than EUR 85,000 for those affected by the devastating floods in Australia in January 2011. The Company supported the donations by its local employees as well and matched the amount donated.

In addition to these immediate measures, the Bayer Cares Foundation and Bayer in Australia and New Zealand are currently investigating other projects that could make a long-term contribution to reconstruction in the disaster areas.

Bayer currently employs around 900 people in Australia and New Zealand and operates three production and formulation sites. No employees or facilities belonging to the Company have been harmed by the natural disasters.



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