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Leverkusen, April 15, 2015 – Bayer AG plans to early redeem a EUR 1.3 billion bond. The first opportunity to repay the subordinated bond with a 5 percent coupon and a 100-year maturity issued in 2005 (ISIN XS0225369403) arises on July 29, 2015. Bayer has decided to utilize this repayment right. The company will arrange for publication of a formal investor notification in the newspaper Luxemburger Wort or via the clearing system in June 2015 in accordance with the bond conditions.
Bayer: Science For A Better Life
Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the fields of health care, agriculture and high-tech polymer materials. As an innovation company, it sets trends in research-intensive areas. Bayer’s products and services are designed to benefit people and improve their 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 to its social and ethical responsibilities as a corporate citizen. In fiscal 2014, the Group employed 118,900 people and had sales of EUR 42.2 billion. Capital expenditures amounted to EUR 2.5 billion, R&D expenses to EUR 3.6 billion. For more information, go to www.bayer.com.
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