People: Monsanto Co (MON)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Hugh Grant

55 2012 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Brett Begemann

53 2013 President, Chief Operating Officer

Pierre Courduroux

47 2011 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Robert Fraley

60 2000 Executive Vice President, Chief Technology Officer

David Snively

59 2010 Executive Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Steven Mizell

53 2007 Executive Vice President - Human Resources

Kerry Preete

53 2012 Executive Vice President - Global Strategy

Gerald Steiner

53 2008 Executive Vice President - Sustainability & Corporate Affairs

Janet Holloway

59 2007 Senior Vice President, Chief of Staff and Community Relations

Nicole Ringenberg

52 2009 Vice President, Controller

Tom Hartley

54 2008 Vice President, Treasurer

Michael Frank

49 2013 Vice President - International Row Crops and Vegetables

Michael Stern

52 2013 Vice President - Americas Row Crops

Robert Stevens

62 2011 Lead Independent Director

Gregory Boyce

59 2013 Independent Director

David Chicoine

66 2009 Independent Director

Janice Fields

58 2008 Independent Director

Arthur Harper

57 2006 Independent Director

Laura Ipsen

49 2010 Independent Director

Gwendolyn King

73 2001 Independent Director

Marcos Marinho Lutz

44 2014 Independent Director

C. Steven McMillan

67 2000 Independent Director

Jon Moeller

49 2011 Independent Director

William Parfet

67 2000 Independent Director

George Poste

69 2003 Independent Director

Bryan Hurley

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Biographies

Name Description

Hugh Grant

Mr. Hugh Grant is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of Monsanto Co. Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Monsanto Company, since August 2012; Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of Monsanto Company, October 2003-August 2012; President and Chief Executive Officer, Monsanto Company, May 2003-October 2003; Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Monsanto Company, 2000-2003; Co-President, Agricultural Sector, Former Monsanto Company, 1998-2000. Public Company Directorships in the Last Five Years: PPG Industries, Inc. 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. His operational experience in leading our multi-national corporation includes governance and risk management responsibilities, which assists our board in understanding our business and fulfilling its oversight role. Mr. Grant’s service on the board of another public company and its nominating and corporate governance and officers-directors compensation committees provides Mr. Grant additional insights about service as our board chairman.

Brett Begemann

Mr. Brett D. Begemann is President, Chief Operating Officer of Monsanto Co. In his expanded role, Begemann will lead the global business organization with a continued focus on the company's growth areas. Begemann will continue to lead the global commercial business including overseeing the commercial, manufacturing and supply chain operations in row crops, vegetables and crop protection. This includes overseeing the company's new areas of growth, including in established markets and new markets, as well as in new areas of innovation such as Integrated Farming Systems and Ag Biologicals. Begemann joined the former Monsanto Company in 1983. Throughout his career, Begemann has served in a variety of roles across sales, marketing, commercial development as well as senior management positions worldwide.

Pierre Courduroux

Mr. Pierre C. Courduroux is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of Monsanto Co. Mr. Courduroux 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. He also holds an Executive Masters of Business Administration from Washington University in St. Louis.

Robert Fraley

Dr. Robert T. Fraley, Ph.D., is Executive Vice President, 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 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 Co. 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.

Kerry Preete

Mr. Kerry J. Preete is Executive Vice President - Global Strategy of Monsanto Co. 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.

Gerald Steiner

Mr. Gerald A. Steiner is Executive Vice President - Sustainability & Corporate Affairs of Monsanto Co. He was Executive Vice President - Commercial Acceptance of Monsanto Company since June 2003. He served as Vice President, Strategy of Monsanto Company from to June 2003. He received MBA from Washington University and B.S. from University of Wisconsin.

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 Co. 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.

Tom Hartley

Mr. Tom D. Hartley is Vice President, Treasurer of Monsanto Co. He served as Technology Finance and Alliances Lead of Monsanto Company from September 04- May 07; Director, International Finance of Monsanto Company from May 07- December 08. He joined Monsanto's predecessor in January 1992 and has had broad finance experience supporting Monsanto's commercial business and technology organizations. Hartley also has experience in the company's controllership, treasury, financial reporting and accounting departments. Prior to joining Monsanto, he was a Manager with Deloitte & Touche, LLP. Hartley holds B.S. and M.B.A. degrees from Duke University. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.

Michael Frank

Mr. Michael J. Frank is Vice President - International Row Crops and Vegetables of Monsanto Co. President, Monsanto China-Monsanto Company, 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; Lead, EMEA, China, Asia-Pacific and India Row Crops and Global Vegetables-Monsanto Company, 1/13-7/13; present Position, 8/13.

Michael Stern

Robert Stevens

Mr. Robert J. Stevens is Lead Independent Director of Monsanto Co. Executive Chairman, Lockheed Martin Corporation, a high technology aerospace and defense company, since January 2013; Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Lockheed Martin Corporation, 2010-2013; Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer, Lockheed Martin Corporation, 2005-2010; President and Chief Executive Officer, Lockheed Martin Corporation, 2004-2005; President and Chief Operating Officer, Lockheed Martin Corporation, 2000-2004; Chief Financial Officer, Lockheed Martin Corporation, 1999-2001; Vice President Strategic Development, Lockheed Martin Corporation, 1998-1999; President and Chief Operating Officer of the former Lockheed Martin Energy and Environmental Sector, 1998-1999. Public Company Directorships in the Last Five Years: Lockheed Martin Corporation.

Gregory Boyce

Mr. Gregory H. Boyce is Independent Director of Monsanto Co. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Peabody Energy Corporation (a leading company in coal, clean coal solutions and sustainable mining), since 2007; President and Chief Executive Officer, Peabody Energy, 2006-2007; President and Chief Operating Officer, Peabody Energy, 2003-2005. Chief Executive-Energy, Rio Tinto plc (an international natural resource company), 2000-2003. Public Company Directorships in the Last Five Years: Peabody Energy Corporation and Marathon Oil Company. Mr. Boyce has substantial management and financial experience, gained through his leadership roles at two large multi-national corporations. Through his current roles as chief executive officer and chairman, and previous responsibilities for operational matters, he has gained expertise with respect to management of complex organizations and risk management. Mr. Boyce also has significant experience related to international business operations, which enables him to provide guidance and oversight for our management as our business grows internationally. In addition, Mr. Boyce has experience managing matters related to regulatory, policy and social responsibility issues, which is valuable to our sustainability and corporate responsibility committee, and knowledge of commodity, energy and other technology matters that are tangential to our business and important to his service on our science and technology committee. His service on the boards of two other public companies has also provided him substantial insight into governance matters.

David Chicoine

Dr. David L. Chicoine, Ph.D., is Independent Director of Monsanto Co. 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. 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 and our sustainability and corporate responsibility committee.

Janice Fields

Ms. Janice L. Fields is Independent Director of Monsanto Co. President of McDonald’s USA, LLC, a subsidiary of McDonald’s Corporation, the world’s 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 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, which is valuable in connection with her service on our nominating and corporate governance committee. In addition, her insights about the food industry are important as we consider strategic goals for the development of products to grow our business.

Arthur Harper

Mr. Arthur H. Harper is Independent Director of Monsanto Co. 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. This knowledge enables him to provide key insights on strategic, operational, and financial matters related to our global business, which supports our audit and finance committee. His service on the public responsibility and executive compensation committees of another public company have also provided him governance, business conduct and compensation-related experience, which provides additional perspectives to our board of directors when exercising its oversight role and to our people and compensation committee when formulating compensation policies.

Laura Ipsen

Ms. Laura K. Ipsen is Independent Director of Monsanto Co. Corporate Vice President, Worldwide Public Sector of Microsoft Corp., since 2012; Senior Vice President and General Manager, Connected Energy Networks, Cisco Systems, Inc., a manufacturer of Internet Protocol based networking products, 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. In her senior leadership roles with global information technology companies, Ms. Ipsen has led multiple strategic business, sustainability, policy and regulatory efforts both internally and externally with government leaders worldwide, and has risk management experience. She has significant experience directing a comprehensive corporate sustainability strategy, including the development of global partnerships and an extensive technology portfolio. In light of the increasing importance information technology will play 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, as well as strategic oversight of our management and sustainability efforts.

Gwendolyn King

Ms. Gwendolyn S. King is Independent Director of Monsanto Co. President, Podium Prose, a speaker’s bureau and speechwriting service founded in 2000; Founding Partner, The Directors’ Council, a corporate board search firm, October 2003-May 2005; Senior Vice President, Corporate and Public Affairs, PECO Energy Company (now Exelon), a diversified utility company, 1992-1998; Commissioner, Social Security Administration, 1989-1992. Public Company Directorships in the Last Five Years: Lockheed Martin Corporation; Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (former).

Marcos Marinho Lutz

Mr. Marcos Lutz is an Independent Director of the Company. Lutz is the chief executive officer of Cosan SA and a director of Cosan Ltd. (NYSE: CZZ) – a Brazil-based company that operates businesses in sugar and ethanol, fuel, logistics services, lubricants and piped natural gas in Brazil and regions including Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North America. He joined Cosan in 2007 and has served as chief executive officer of Cosan SA and as a director of Cosan Ltd. since 2009. Prior to joining Cosan, he held senior leadership roles at Companhia Siderurgica Nacional SA, serving as vice president of Infrastructure and Energy, with responsibility for the company’s hydroelectric plants, logistics, railways and port terminals. Other prior positions include chief operating officer, Logistics for Ultrapapar Participacoes SA, as well as other leadership roles in that organization. Lutz holds a bachelor of science degree in naval engineering from the University of São Paulo and a master of business administration degree from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

C. Steven McMillan

Mr. C. Steven McMillan is Independent Director of Monsanto Co. 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. Mr. McMillan has had significant operational experience leading a major international consumer products company, where he has gained expertise in finance, strategy, marketing, manufacturing, mergers and acquisitions, and human resources, and has had primary responsibility for risk management. These skills assist him in providing oversight of our executive team in their management of our multi-national company. His understanding of the food industry enables him to provide valuable insights in our strategic planning and evaluation of our products. In addition, he is experienced in governance matters due to his past service on five other public company boards, which is important in his service on our board, our audit and finance committee and our nominating and corporate governance committee and as chair of our people and compensation committee and restricted stock grant committee.

Jon Moeller

Mr. Jon R. Moeller is Independent Director of Monsanto Co. 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.

William Parfet

Mr. William U. Parfet is Independent Director of Monsanto Co. Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of MPI Research, Inc., a pre-clinical toxicology research laboratory, since 2012; Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of MPI Research, Inc., 1999-2012; 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 Executive International, enable him to provide expert guidance and oversight of our management in his role as chair of our audit and finance committee. In addition, his service on the governance committees of other public companies, including serving as 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 Co. 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). 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.

Bryan Hurley

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