GREAT PLACE TO WORK® NAMES MONSANTO COMPANY ONE OF THE 2015 WORLD’S BEST MULTINATIONAL WORKPLACES

GREAT PLACE TO WORK® NAMES MONSANTO COMPANY ONE OF THE 2015 WORLD’S BEST MULTINATIONAL WORKPLACES

ST. LOUIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–For the fourth consecutive year, Monsanto Company has been named to the list of the World’s Best Multinational Workplaces by Great Place to Work®. This year, Monsanto ranked No. 9 in the world’s largest annual study of workplace excellence that identifies the top 25 best multinational companies in terms of workplace culture.

“At Monsanto, we pride ourselves on the diverse, inclusive culture we’ve created that allows us to achieve great results for our customers and others who depend on us,” said Hugh Grant, Monsanto Chairman and CEO. “Teamwork is the foundation of our culture and helps us build the strong partnerships needed to pursue solutions to the big challenges we all share.”

Monsanto was named a Great Place to Work® in 12 national lists, up from nine in 2014. Monsanto is the only St. Louis-based company and the only agriculture company recognized again this year.

To be eligible for the Top 25 World’s Best Multinational Workplaces list, qualifying companies must have appeared on at least five national Great Place to Work® lists, have at least 5,000 employees worldwide, and have a global workforce where at least 40 percent of their employees work outside the company’s home country.

In Puerto Rico, Monsanto Caribe, LLC was among the nineteen companies that were recognized during the 12th edition of the Mejores Patronos de Puerto Rico awards ceremony presentation held last August. Monsanto Caribe obtained third place in the medium-sized companies’ category.

The Mejores Patronos en Puerto Rico study – coordinated by Aon, PLC, a global leader in consulting and outsourcing services, and El Nuevo Día – aims to recognize companies that strive to identify, develop and promote human resources programs that their employees value the most, while maintaining high levels of engagement and better business results. Companies that obtain recognition as Best Employers are better positioned to compete for talent. They attract, select and retain the best candidates via a solid reputation and through a good value proposition for the employee. These companies are focused on being facilitators of cultures and environments conducive to achieving full engagement from employees.

Third party organizations continue to recognize Monsanto as an employer of choice. For more information on these recognitions and others, see Monsanto’s list of workplace recognitions. To view the full list of best multinational workplaces, visit http://www.greatplacetowork.com/best-companies/worlds-best-multinationals/the-list.

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.

About Monsanto Caribe

Since 1996, Monsanto Caribe LLC has been part of the Puerto Rican seed breeding industry, using the tools of modern biology to help farmers successfully feed, clothe and fuel our growing world. Monsanto’s operations on the island consist of agricultural biotechnology research and development of the best corn, cotton and soy seeds for farmers. The objective is to find the most desirable traits to improve crops and develop new seed with such traits. In Puerto Rico, the company has earned such honors as the 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 Los Mejores Patronos en Puerto Rico Award in the Medium Business Category, as well as being inducted in the Puerto Rican Agriculture Hall of Fame in April of 2013. To learn more about our business and our commitments, please visit: www.monsanto.com. Follow our business on Twitter® at www.twitter.com/MonsantoCo, on the company blog, Beyond the Rows at www.monsantoblog.com, or subscribe to our News Release RSS Feed. For information in Spanish, please visit www.monsanto.pr, and follow our business on Facebook® at facebook.com/monsantopuertorico.

About Great Place to Work®:

Great Place to Work®, headquartered in San Francisco, is a global research, consulting and training firm that helps organizations identify, create and sustain great workplaces through the development of high-trust workplace cultures. Great Place to Work serves businesses, non-profit organizations and government agencies in 51 countries.

About the World’s Best Multinational Workplaces List:

Great Place to Work’s annual World’s Best Multinational Workplaces List ranks the top 25 global companies to work for. Qualifying companies must have been selected for at least five national Great Place to Work® lists, have at least 5,000 employees worldwide and count at least 40 percent of their global workforce outside of the company’s home country.

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