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Our Focus Today

W H O W E A R E

G L O B A L E N V I R O N M E N T

O U R P A R T O F T H E S O L U T I O N

A C C O U N T I N G A N D F I N A N C E

Improving the future of farming… Improving the future of food… A

bundantly and safely


Who We are Today

W H O W E A R E

13,000 employees

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380 locations worldwide in 4 primary regions

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Europe/Africa, Asia Pacific, Latin America

and North America

$5.5 billion in sales

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A leader in seeds, crop protection, biotechnology

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and animal agriculture

MON on New York Stock Exchange

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O U R P R O D U C T S

Chemical Brands

Family of Roundup

herbicides

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Lasso

herbicide (corn and soybeans)

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Machete

herbicide (rice)

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Partner

herbicide (corn, soybeans

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and grain sorghum)

AquaMaster

herbicide (aquatic

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environments)

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O U R P R O D U C T S

Traits

Weed Control

Roundup Ready Corn, Soybeans, Canola and Cotton – built in tolerance of Roundup brand herbicides

Insect Control

YieldguardCorn – protect against corn borers

Bollgard Cotton – season-long control of budworms and bullworms

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YieldGard

corn

Conventional corn

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O U R P R O D U C T S

Seeds

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Asgrow

, DEKALB

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Hartz

and Quantum brands

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Virtually all the important food crops including corn, soy, grain sorghum & wheat

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Benefits

- Maximize grower profits

- New seed varieties with higher

yields

- Reliable supply of high quality,

best performing seeds

available

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Monsanto finance overview imagine growing together you and monsanto

Monsanto Finance OverviewImagine Growing TogetherYou and Monsanto


What are we given credit for now

Monsanto Finance Norms and Standards

What Are We Given Credit For Now?

  • Open communication & listening

  • Knowledge sharing

  • Respect differences in opinion

  • Inclusive

  • Customer focus

  • Teamwork

  • Drive for best practices

  • Systems/process orientation

  • Proactive approach


What would we like to be

Monsanto Finance Organization

What Would We Like to Be?

  • CFO

  • Strategy

  • Strategic Sourcing & Payables

  • Business Support (worldwide)

  • Treasury

    • Credit

    • Risk Management

  • Audit

  • Controllership

    • External Reporting

    • Internal Reporting

    • Manufacturing

  • Budgeting & Forecasting

  • Investor Relations

  • Tax


What are we given credit for now1

Monsanto’s Culture at a Glance

What Are We Given Credit For Now?

  • Few levels; highly networked, internally & externally

  • Participative management

  • Comfort with ambiguity, complexity & change

  • Integrity and personal growth

  • Willingness to work hard and ability to find own sense of balance between work and rest of life


What would we like to be1

Commitment to Diversity

What Would We Like to Be?

  • Strongly supported by senior management

  • Recognition of business benefits

  • Development of inclusive culture

  • Support networks

  • Fairness in staffing & other people processes

  • Learning Partners Program

  • Emphasis on college relations


Development Focus

Imagine Growing Together: You and Monsanto

  • Development of leadership

  • Personal development

    • Written plan for each person

    • Tuition assistance

    • Cross-functional assignments possible

    • Focus on coaching relationships

  • Global employee surveys

    • Tuition reimbursement

    • Monsanto stock options for all employees

    • Employee stock purchase plan

    • All employees have annual incentive target


    Development Tools / Processes

    Imagine Growing Together: You and Monsanto

    • People Review Process

    • Behavior-based Career Models

    • Career Feedback & Development

    • Incentive Plans

    • Safety

    • Tuition reimbursement

    • Monsanto stock options for all employees

    • Employee stock purchase plan

    • All employees have annual incentive target


    Imagine Growing Together: You and Monsanto

    • Tuition reimbursement

    • Monsanto stock options for all employees

    • Employee stock purchase plan

    • All employees have annual incentive target

    Monsanto InternProgram


    Intern Program Objectives

    Imagine Growing Together: You and Monsanto

    • Tuition reimbursement

    • Monsanto stock options for all employees

    • Employee stock purchase plan

    • All employees have annual incentive target

    • Select High Potential Top Student Candidates from Selected Schools

    • Provide Students Hands-on Experience

    • Provide Managers Chance to Get to Know Students over Summer

    • Provide Full-Time Offers to High Potential Students Before They Return to School


    Intern Program Benefits

    Imagine Growing Together: You and Monsanto

    • Students Learn About Monsanto, its culture, values, and people from the Inside

    • Better Opportunity to Show Skills than in 30 Minute Interview

    • Less Stress Student’s Final Year with Offer in-hand

    • Monsanto Has Better Success with New Hires

    • Tuition reimbursement

    • Monsanto stock options for all employees

    • Employee stock purchase plan

    • All employees have annual incentive target


    Imagine Growing Together: You and Monsanto

    • Tuition reimbursement

    • Monsanto stock options for all employees

    • Employee stock purchase plan

    • All employees have annual incentive target

    Monsanto InternalFinance Training


    New hire training program
    New Hire Training Program

    A C C O U N T I N G A N D F I N A N C E

    • Present Information to Finance New Hires in a Timely, Consistent Manner

    • Provide Training early in their Careers

    • Developed from the New Hires Perspective

      • Give New Hires What They Need, When They Need IT

    • Timing (June to Mid-August)

      • Training is split equally between formal and ‘on the job’ training

    “I sure wish I knew that when I started”


    Training Topics

    Imagine Growing Together: You and Monsanto

    • Business Concepts

      • Monsanto Overview and History

      • Biotechnology

      • Business & Products Overview

    • People Development

      • Goals, Development and Performance Measurement

      • Compensation and Benefits

      • Diversity Training

    • Process & Tools

      • Finance Systems

      • Financial Reporting

      • Monsanto Intranet, CCP’s

      • Budgeting & Planning

    • Tuition reimbursement

    • Monsanto stock options for all employees

    • Employee stock purchase plan

    • All employees have annual incentive target


    Selling Points to Students

    Imagine Growing Together: You and Monsanto

    • Tuition reimbursement

    • Monsanto stock options for all employees

    • Employee stock purchase plan

    • All employees have annual incentive target

    • Monsanto offers continuous learning

    • New hires learn the answers before they have to ask the questions

    • Schedule provides time to learn then apply on the job

    • Provides an immediate network of relationships

    • Meet and learn about various people and positions within the Finance organization


    Imagine growing together you and monsanto
    Imagine Growing Together: You and Monsanto

    A C C O U N T I N G A N D F I N A N C E

    • Competitive pay & excellent benefits

    • All employees have the opportunity for an annual incentive bonus

    • Generous holiday & vacation program

      • 4 weeks after 2 years plus the week of Christmas

    • Fun, diverse, and challenging culture

    • Extended new hire training and orientation

    • Health, dental, vision & life coverage

    • Pension & 401(k), with a minimum 60% match

    • Tuition reimbursement

    • Dependent care, adoption assistance, and stock purchase programs


    Thank You

    www.monsanto.com

    Question & Answer Session


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