ST. LOUIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) announced today that it has completed the
previously announced acquisition of The Climate Corporation. The
announcement follows the satisfaction of closing conditions, including
regulatory review. Both companies will now focus on providing farmers
access to more information about the many factors that affect the
success of their crops, and providing new ways to support greater
agricultural productivity while utilizing the planet’s finite resources
more precisely.

More information regarding The Climate Corporation business will be
shared as part of Monsanto Company’s biennial investor event scheduled
for next week on Nov. 6-7. In conjunction with the event, Monsanto will
host a series of webcasts which will be available on the company’s web
site at www.monsanto.com/investors.

About Monsanto Company

Monsanto Company is a leading global provider of technology-based
solutions and agricultural products that improve farm productivity and
food quality. Monsanto remains focused on enabling both small-holder and
large-scale farmers to produce more from their land while conserving
more of our world's natural resources such as water and energy. To learn
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About The Climate Corporation

The Climate Corporation aims to help farmers around the world protect
and improve their farming operations with uniquely powerful software and
insurance products. The company's proprietary technology platform
combines hyper-local weather monitoring, agronomic data modeling, and
high-resolution weather simulations to deliver climate.com, a SaaS
solution that helps farmers improve their profits by making better
informed operating and financing decisions, and Total Weather Insurance,
an insurance offering that pays farmers automatically for bad weather
that may impact their profits. The company is also an authorized
provider of the U.S. federal crop insurance program, enabling authorized
independent crop insurance agents to provide farmers with the industry's
most powerful full-stack risk management solution. In the face of
increasingly volatile weather, the global $3 trillion agriculture
industry depends on the company's unique technologies to help stabilize
and improve profits and, ultimately, help feed the world. For more
information, please visit http://www.climate.com
or follow the company on Twitter @climatecorp.

Cautionary Statements Regarding
Forward-Looking Information:

Certain statements contained in this release are "forward-looking
statements," such as statements concerning the company's anticipated
financial results, current and future product performance, regulatory
approvals, business and financial plans and other non-historical facts.
These statements are based on current expectations and currently
available information. However, since these statements are based on
factors that involve risks and uncertainties, the company's actual
performance and results may differ materially from those described or
implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause or
contribute to such differences include, among others: continued
competition in seeds, traits and agricultural chemicals; the company's
exposure to various contingencies, including those related to
intellectual property protection, regulatory compliance and the speed
with which approvals are received, and public acceptance of
biotechnology products; the success of the company's research and
development activities; the outcomes of major lawsuits and the
previously-announced SEC investigation; developments related to foreign
currencies and economies; successful operation of recent acquisitions;
fluctuations in commodity prices; compliance with regulations affecting
our manufacturing; the accuracy of the company's estimates related to
distribution inventory levels; the company's ability to fund its
short-term financing needs and to obtain payment for the products that
it sells; the effect of weather conditions, natural disasters and
accidents on the agriculture business or the company's facilities; and
other risks and factors detailed in the company's most recent Form 10-K
Report to the SEC. Undue reliance should not be placed on these
forward-looking statements, which are current only as of the date of
this release. The company disclaims any current intention or obligation
to update any forward-looking statements or any of the factors that may
affect actual results.