October 13, 2010

Bayer Advanced Selected as The Home Depot’s Outside Garden Supplier Partner of the Year

Research Triangle Park, N.C. — The Home Depot Merchants have selected consumer lawn and garden brand Bayer Advanced as its Outside Garden Supplier Partner of the Year 2010.

Bayer Advanced was chosen from over 500 Home Depot suppliers in the Outside Garden category as a result of its overall performance over the past year.

“Bayer Advanced has distinguished itself over the past year, bringing new and innovative control products to The Home Depot that solve our customers’ problems,” said Scott Manning, Home Depot Merchandising Vice President of Outdoor Garden.

Bayer Advanced is one of the leading consumer lawn and garden brands in the United States, providing innovative and effective solutions that help consumers grow beautiful lawns and gardens and protect their landscapes from pests, weeds and diseases.

“We feel extremely honored to receive the Partner of the Year Award and we are grateful for the support that The Home Depot has given us,” said Jacqueline Applegate, head of Bayer Environmental Science North America, a division of Bayer CropScience LP. “We’ll continue to provide innovative solutions that give The Home Depot consumers ways to protect and nurture their lawns, gardens and homes with the convenience and value they have come to expect from Bayer Advanced.”

Bayer Advanced is backed by Bayer CropScience, a world-leading crop protection company. With more than 100 years of global experience, Bayer invests millions of dollars annually in product development and testing.

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Pictured from left to right are: Giles Bowman, SVP Merchandising (Home Depot); Scott Manning, MVP Live Goods & Landscaping (Home Depot); Tony Chailland, Business Manager – The Home Depot (Bayer Advanced); Jim VanHandel, Director of Business Operations (Bayer Advanced); Heather Stickney, National Account Manager (Bayer Advanced); Craig Menear, Executive VP Merchandising (Home Depot)

About Bayer Advanced

Bayer Advanced is a division of Bayer CropScience LP, the U.S. affiliate of Bayer CropScience AG. Bayer Advanced, Bayer CropScience LP, and Bayer CropScience AG are part of the Bayer AG family, a FORTUNE Global 500 company.

About Bayer CropScience

Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the fields of health care, nutrition and high-tech materials. Bayer CropScience AG, a subsidiary of Bayer AG with annual sales of about EUR 6.5 billion (2009), is one of the world’s leading innovative crop science companies in the areas of crop protection, non-agricultural pest control, seeds and plant biotechnology. The company offers an outstanding range of products and extensive service backup for modern, sustainable agriculture and for non-agricultural applications. Bayer CropScience has a global work force of more than 18,000 and is represented in more than 120 countries. Visit www.bayercropscience.com for more details.

About The Home Depot

The Home Depot is the world’s largest home improvement specialty retailer, with 2,244 retail stores in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, 10 Canadian provinces, Mexico and China. In fiscal 2009, The Home Depot had sales of $66.2 billion and earnings from continuing operations of $2.6 billion. The Company employs more than 300,000 associates. The Home Depot’s stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: HD) and is included in the Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor’s 500 index. Visit www.homedepot.com for more information.