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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Hugh Grant

57 2012 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Brett Begemann

55 2013 President, Chief Operating Officer

Pierre Courduroux

49 2011 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Kerry Preete

55 2012 Executive Vice President - Global Strategy

Robert Fraley

62 2000 Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer

David Snively

61 2010 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Steven Mizell

55 2007 Executive Vice President - Human Resources

Janet Holloway

61 2007 Senior Vice President, Chief of Staff and Community Relations

Nicole Ringenberg

54 2009 Vice President, Controller

Duraiswami Narian

52 2015 Vice President, Treasurer

Michael Frank

51 2014 Vice President - Global Commercial

David Friedberg

35 2014 Vice President, and Chief Executive Officer - Climate

Michael Stern

54 2014 Vice President, President and Chief Operating Officer - Climate

Robert Stevens

64 2011 Lead Independent Director

Mitch Barns

51 2016 Director

David Chicoine

68 2009 Independent Director

Janice Fields

60 2008 Independent Director

Arthur Harper

59 2006 Independent Director

Laura Ipsen

51 2010 Independent Director

Marcos Marinho Lutz

46 2014 Independent Director

Charles McMillan

70 2000 Independent Director

Jon Moeller

51 2011 Independent Director

William Parfet

69 2000 Independent Director

George Poste

71 2003 Independent Director

Patricia Verduin

56 2015 Independent Director

Laura Meyer

2015 IR Contact Officer - Lead

Biographies

Name Description

Hugh Grant

Mr. Hugh Grant is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of Monsanto Co. He served Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of Monsanto Company, October 2003-August 2012 and President and Chief Executive Officer, Monsanto Company, May 2003-October 2003 and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Monsanto Company, 2000-2003; Co-President, Agricultural Sector. Mr. Grant is our chairman and CEO. In his long career with our company and Former Monsanto, he has worked broadly in many areas of the business, enabling him to gain an extensive personal knowledge of our operations, which is essential in formulating business strategies. He has extensive experience in strategic planning, sales, financial oversight and planning.

Brett Begemann

Mr. Brett D. Begemann is President, Chief Operating Officer of Monsanto Co. He served as Executive Vice President, Global Commercial — Monsanto Company, (10/07-10/09), Executive Vice President, Seeds and Traits — Monsanto Company (10/09-1/11), Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer — Monsanto Company, (1/11-8/12), President and Chief Commercial Officer — Monsanto Company (8/12-10/13) and present position since (10/13).

Pierre Courduroux

Mr. Pierre C. Courduroux is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of Monsanto Co. Mr. Courduroux served as Global Finance Lead, Vegetables Business — Monsanto Company (10/07-12/09),Global Seeds and Traits Finance Lead — Monsanto Company (12/09-1/11) and present position (1/11). He recently assumed responsibility for the global finance organization across the company's crop protection and seeds-and-traits divisions. In this role, he also was responsible for establishing processes in conjunction with the controller's function, treasury, tax, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, risk management and investment decisions for the world's agriculture business. Prior to this role, he served as the Chief Financial Officer for Monsanto's global vegetable business, where he was instrumental in the acquisition of the De Ruiter Seeds business. He also has served in senior finance positions within the areas of corporate strategy, corporate planning, controllership, as well as business operations in Europe and Africa. Courduroux holds a business degree with a in finance from the Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Lyon, which is located in Lyon, France.

Kerry Preete

Mr. Kerry J. Preete is Executive Vice President - Global Strategy of Monsanto Company. He was Vice President, International Commercial of Monsanto Company since June 2008. He was President of Seminis, Monsanto’s Vegetable Seed Division from 2005 to June 2008 and Vice President of Monsanto Company from 2003 to 2005. He was U.S. Markets Lead of Monsanto Company from 2001 to 2003. He holds Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Saskatchewan, Master of Business Administration from Washington University.

Robert Fraley

Dr. Robert T. Fraley, Ph.D. is Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Monsanto Co. He is a Fellows of University of California, San Francisco, he received Ph.D in microbiology/biochemistry from University of Illinois and a Bachelor of Science from University of Illinois.

David Snively

Mr. David F. Snively, J.D. is Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of Monsanto Co. He served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of the company from september 2006 to September 2010. He was Associate General Counsel, Litigation of Monsanto Company from 2000 to 2004 and Deputy General Counsel, Core Functions of Monsanto Company from 2004 to september 2006.

Steven Mizell

Mr. Steven C. Mizell is Executive Vice President - Human Resources of Monsanto Company. He served as Senior Vice President and Chief Corporate Resources Officer — Advance PCS from August 2001 to March 2004 and Senior Vice President, Human Resources of Monsanto Company from March 2004 to August 2007.

Janet Holloway

Ms. Janet M. Holloway is Senior Vice President, Chief of Staff and Community Relations of Monsanto Co. She served as Vice President and Chief Information Officer - Responsible for Human Resources of Monsanto Company from June 2003 to April 2004 and Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Monsanto Company from April 2004 to April 2005. She was Vice President and Chief of Staff of Monsanto Company from April 2005 to October 2007. She received B.S. degree in Mathematics from Augusta College and a M.S. degree in Computer Science from Washington University in St. Louis.

Nicole Ringenberg

Ms. Nicole M. Ringenberg is Vice President, Controller of Monsanto Company. She served as Vice President - Finance, Seeds & Traits of Monsanto Company from October 2009 to December 2009. She was Vice President - Finance & Operations, Global Commercial of Monsanto Company from October 2007 to October 2009. She was International Finance Lead of Monsanto Company from July 2003 to July 2004 and Asia Pacific Business Lead of Monsanto Company from August 2004 to December 2006. She served as Vice President, Finance of Monsanto Company from January 2007 to October 2007. She received Bachelor of Science from the University of Michigan and Masters in International Business from the University of South Carolina.

Duraiswami Narian

Mr. Duraiswami Narian is Vice President, Treasurer of the Company. He was India Regional Business Lead - Monsanto Company, from 07/10 to 02/13; International Finance Lead - Monsanto Company, from 03/13 to 08/14; Assistant Treasurer - Monsanto Company from 09/14 to 10/15.

Michael Frank

Mr. Michael J. Frank is Vice President - Global Commercial of Monsanto Co. Prior, he served as Vice President, International Row Crops and Vegetables. He also served as President, Monsanto China-Monsanto Company since (2008-2009), Vice President Crop Protection & Operations -­­Monsanto Company (2010), Vice President-Crop Protection & Global Product Strategy-Monsanto Company (11/10-4/11), Vice President-Global Manufacturing Operations & Global Product Strategy-Monsanto Company (5/11-12/12) and as a Lead, EMEA, China, Asia-Pacific and India Row Crops and Global Vegetables-Monsanto Company (1/13-7/13).

David Friedberg

Mr. David A Friedberg is Vice President, Chief Executive Officer - Climate of the Company. He is Chief Executive Officer, President and Director of The Climate Corporation from 2006-8/14.

Michael Stern

Mr. Michael K. Stern is Vice President, President and Chief Operating Officer - Climate of Monsanto Company. He served as a Lead, U.S. Row Crops - Monsanto Company (8/09-12/12), Lead, Americas Row Crops - Monsanto Company, (1/13-7/13) Vice President, Americas Row Crops - Monsanto Company (8/13-8/14).

Robert Stevens

Mr. Robert J. Stevens is Lead Independent Director of Monsanto Co. He Retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Lockheed Martin Corporation (“Lockheed”), a high technology aerospace and defense company. Executive Chairman, Lockheed, January 2013-January 2014; Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Lockheed, 2010-2013; Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer, Lockheed, 2005-2010; President and Chief Executive Officer, Lockheed, 2004-2005; President and Chief Operating Officer, Lockheed, 2000-2004; Chief Financial Officer, Lockheed, 1999-2001; Vice President Strategic Development, Lockheed, 1998-1999. Directorships in the Last Five Years: United States Steel Corporation; Lockheed Martin Corporation (former). Mr. Stevens has attained substantial experience in executive and operational roles during his career. He has expertise in areas such as finance, information technology, technology development, manufacturing, marketing, and human resources, and he has broad international business management experience. Mr. Stevens’ roles as CEO, president, COO and vice president of strategic development of a leading company in the defense industry have given him a deep understanding of the complexities of operating a global business, strategic planning, regulatory and legislative and public policy matters, all of which are valuable to us as a technology-driven company subject to significant regulatory and public policy oversight. In addition, his leadership as CEO, executive chairman and chairman has also afforded him the opportunity to develop corporate governance expertise that has enabled him to serve with distinction as our lead director and chair of our nominating and corporate governance committee. Having formerly served as a FORTUNE 50 CFO, he also has significant expertise in financial, risk management and compliance matters, which supports his service on the audit and finance committee.

Mitch Barns

Mr. Mitch Barns is Director of the company. He is chief executive officer of Nielsen Holdings plc, a global data and measurement company, and has served in that role since January 2014. Since joining Nielsen in 1997, Barns has lived and worked on three continents and has held leadership roles across all major parts of Nielsen's business. He served as Nielsen's president of global client service from 2013 to 2014 and was president of Nielsen's U.S. media business from 2011 to 2013. He also served as president of Nielsen's Greater China business from 2008 to 2011.

David Chicoine

Dr. David L. Chicoine, Ph.D. is Independent Director of Monsanto Company. He is President, South Dakota State University, a land grant research institution, and professor of economics, since 2007; Vice President for Technology and Economic Development, University of Illinois, 2001-2006. Dr. Chicoine is an economist and an educator whose career has included key roles at public universities. As an expert in agricultural economics, he has a deep understanding of the economic factors that shape our industry on a national and global basis, which is helpful to our board as it considers our long-range plans and annual budgets, and financial risks facing the industry. As president of a large university, his responsibilities include executive management, public policy development and research support, including technology commercialization. This experience has supported his ability to provide financial and strategic planning perspectives in his board service, and enhanced his contributions on our science and technology committee, as it oversees our research pipeline, and our sustainability and corporate responsibility committee, as it oversees public policy matters.

Janice Fields

Ms. Janice L. Fields is Independent Director of Monsanto Company. She is former President of McDonald’s USA, LLC, a subsidiary of McDonald’s Corporation, a leading global foodservice retailer, 2010-2012; Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, McDonald’s USA, LLC, 2006-2010; President of McDonald’s Central Division, 2003-2006. Public Company Directorships in the Last Five Years: Chicos FAS Inc. Ms. Fields has gained broad operational and financial experience in her career in the food industry. She has developed expertise related to marketing, strategic planning, risk management, production, and human resources, which provides her with valuable insights on operational, executive compensation and strategic matters reviewed by our board. As a senior leader at a major public company in the food industry, Ms. Fields also gained experience in public policy matters and governance and financial oversight. In addition, her insights about the food industry are important as we consider strategic goals for the development of products to grow our business and become more involved in conversations about food. Ms. Fields’s experience as chair of the corporate governance and nominating committee and as a member of the compensation and benefits committee of another public company has also provided value in connection with her service on our nominating and corporate governance and people and compensation committees.

Arthur Harper

Mr. Arthur H. Harper is Independent Director of Monsanto Company. He is Managing Partner, GenNx360 Capital Partners, a private equity firm focused on business to business companies, since 2006; President and Chief Executive Officer, Equipment Services Division, General Electric Corporation, 2002-2005; Executive Vice President, GE Capital Services, General Electric Corporation, 2001-2002. Public Company Directorships in the Last Five Years: Gannett Co., Inc. (former). Mr. Harper has had significant experience in the operation and finance of manufacturing companies during his career. Through his experience as an executive at a complex, multi-national company and managing start-up companies, he has a deep understanding of manufacturing and supply dynamics, risk management, technology development and financing for capital projects.

Laura Ipsen

Ms. Laura K. Ipsen is an Independent Director of Monsanto Co. She is Senior Vice President & General Manager, Global Industry Solutions Group, Oracle Corporation, a U.S.-based multi-national computer technology corporation, since September 2014; Corporate Vice President, Worldwide Public Sector of Microsoft Corp., 2012-2014; Senior Vice President and General Manager, Connected Energy Networks, Cisco Systems, Inc., 2010-2012; Senior Vice President and General Manager, Smart Grid, Cisco, 2009-2010; Senior Vice President, Global Policy and Government Affairs, Cisco, 2007-2009; Vice President, Global Policy and Government Affairs, Cisco, 2001-2007. Ms. Ipsen has global expertise in energy, environmental issues, public policy, international trade and sales and marketing developed through her career in consulting and the high tech industry. Ms. Ipsen has led multiple strategic business, sustainability, policy and regulatory efforts, and has risk management experience. She has significant experience directing a comprehensive corporate sustainability strategy, including the development of global partnerships. In addition, Ms. Ipsen has significant experience in driving industry growth and optimization through the implementation of technology solutions. In light of the increasing importance information technology plays in our business success, Ms. Ipsen’s experience provides vital insight to our board and our science and technology and sustainability and corporate responsibility committees on a variety of matters including information technology and key legislative and regulatory issues facing our global technology business, and strategic oversight of our management.

Marcos Marinho Lutz

Mr. Marcos Marinho Lutz is Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Lutz is Chief Executive Officer of Cosan Limited, a producer of bioethanol, sugar, energy and food, since April 2015; Chief Executive Officer of Cosan S.A. Indústria e Comércio, 2009-2015; Chief Commercial Officer, Cosan S.A. Indústria e Comércio, 2007-2009; Companhia Siderurgica Nacional S.A., Vice President, Infrastructure and Energy, 2003-2006; Ultrapar Partcipacoes S.A., Chief Operating Officer, Logistics, 1994-2003. Public Company Directorships in the Last Five Years: Cosan Ltd. (CZZ – NYSE). Mr. Lutz has attained significant senior management and operational experience through his roles as chief executive and chief commercial officer at large multi-national companies. As CEO of a public company that is a major employer in Brazil, he also has substantial experience operating in regulatory and societal frameworks of that region. This enables him to bring a very valuable perspective to our board and the sustainability and corporate responsibility committee given our company’s current operations in and strategic plans for Brazil and other regions outside the United States. He has also developed particular expertise related to the agricultural, food and chemical industries, which provides substantial insight to our board and our science and technology committee as they consider our company’s strategic plans and provide guidance to management operating our company in those industries.

Charles McMillan

Mr. Charles S. McMillan is Independent Director of Monsanto Company. He Retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Sara Lee Corporation (which split into Hillshire Brands and D.E. Master Blenders 1753 in 2012); Chairman of the Board of Sara Lee Corporation, a global consumer packaged goods company, 2001-2005; Chief Executive Officer, Sara Lee Corporation, 2000-2005; President and Chief Operating Officer, Sara Lee Corporation, 2000-2004; President, Sara Lee Corporation, 1997-2000.

Jon Moeller

Mr. Jon R. Moeller is Independent Director of Monsanto Co. He is Chief Financial Officer, The Procter & Gamble Company, one of the world’s leading consumer products companies, since 2009; Vice President and Treasurer, The Procter & Gamble Company, 2007-2009; Vice President, Finance and Accounting, Global Beauty and Global Health Care, The Procter & Gamble Company, 2005-2007. Mr. Moeller has substantial finance and management expertise developed through his 27 years of experience with a large, multi-national corporation. His current responsibilities as chief financial officer, and prior roles as treasurer and division vice president for finance and accounting, have given him a broad understanding of the finance and accounting issues facing a global manufacturing company. In addition to his substantial financial experience, he has expertise related to risk management and compliance matters, which enable him to make valuable contributions to the oversight role of our audit and finance and nominating and corporate governance committees. As the senior financial executive at his company, Mr. Moeller has experience in developing and executing global strategy and serving as a key member of management at a complex, worldwide organization, and has resided outside the United States. This broad international business experience enables him to provide his fellow directors and our senior management a valuable perspective with respect to our global strategy and the management of our domestic and international businesses based on sound financial goals.

William Parfet

Mr. William U. Parfet is Independent Director of Monsanto Company. He is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of MPI Research, Inc., an early stage drug development contract research laboratory, since 1999; President of MPI Research, Inc. 1999 to 2015; Co-Chairman of MPI Research, LLC, 1995-1999. Public Company Directorships in the Last Five Years: Stryker Corporation; Taubman Centers, Inc. Mr. Parfet has served as an executive or director for multiple companies during his career, with broad experience in global business management and finance. As president of a major pharmaceutical company, he gained expertise in the areas of strategic planning, technology, marketing, and global business management, and he is knowledgeable about the chemical, pharmaceutical, food and agricultural industries. In particular, Mr. Parfet’s past roles as CFO, controller, and treasurer of a multi-national corporation, service on the audit committees for other public companies, and past service as a trustee of the Financial Accounting Foundation (which oversees FASB and GASB) and Chairman of Financial Executives International, enable him to utilize his expertise in his role as chair of our audit and finance committee. In addition, his service on the governance and compensation committees of other public companies, including serving as non-executive chairman and lead independent director, enables Mr. Parfet to provide insight and value to our governance and compliance processes.

George Poste

Dr. George H. Poste, Ph.D., D.V.M., is Independent Director of Monsanto Company. He is Chief Executive of Health Technology Networks, a consulting group specializing in the application of genomics technologies and computing in healthcare, since 1999; Chief Scientist, Complex Adaptive Systems Initiative, since 2009; Director of the Biodesign Institute, a combination of research groups at Arizona State University, 2003-2009; Chief Science and Technology Officer and Director, SmithKline Beecham, 1992-1999. Public Company Directorships in the Last Five Years: Exelixis, Inc.; Orchid Cellmark, Inc. (former) (a wholly-owned subsidiary of LabCorp since December 2011). Dr. Poste is a scientist who has had extensive experience advising and leading research teams in both corporate and academic settings. He is a leader in synthetic biology and healthcare informatics, linking university research projects and collaborations. His roles as chief scientist leading research at a large university, and formerly as chief technology officer of a multi-national company, provide him valuable insight into the biotechnology industry and enable him to provide expert guidance, as chair of our science and technology committee, to our management and board as we develop and implement our technology strategies and research collaborations. In addition, his former roles on scientific advisory boards to the Federal government have also given him extensive experience related to risk management and regulatory and policy matters. His service as a director of other public companies, and as a member of the governance committee and chair of the research committees of other public companies, also bring valuable perspectives to our board.

Patricia Verduin

Dr. Patricia Verduin, Ph.D. is Independent Director of Monsanto Company. Dr. Verduin is Chief Technology Officer, Colgate-Palmolive Company, (“Colgate”), a consumer products manufacturer, since 2011. Vice President Research and Development, Colgate, 2007-2011; Senior Vice President and Chief Science Officer for the Grocery Manufacturers Association, 2006-2007; Senior Vice President of Product Quality and Development at ConAgra Foods, Inc., 2002-2006; Senior Vice President of Research and Development, Grocery Products Development, at ConAgra Foods, Inc., 2000-2002. Dr. Verduin is a scientist with significant experience leading large global science, technology and innovation teams in the corporate setting. Her current role as CTO and prior roles as chief science officer and senior vice president of product quality and development and science and regulatory affairs at multi-national companies in the packaged food and consumer goods industries provide her valuable insight into the global food industry and enable her to provide expert guidance, as a member of our science and technology committee, to our management and board as we develop and implement our technology strategies and evaluate risk. Her experience working with the largest food industry trade association also has given her significant exposure to regulatory and government affairs.

Laura Meyer