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Monsanto Company (MON)


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Monsanto Company

800 North Lindbergh Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63167
United States
314-694-1000
http://www.monsanto.com

SectorBasic Materials
IndustryAgricultural Chemicals
Full Time Employees20,800

Key Executives

NameTitlePayExercisedAge
Mr. Hugh GrantExec. Chairman and Chief Exec. Officer2.73MN/A59
Mr. Brett D. BegemannPres and Chief Operating Officer1.35M461.11k56
Mr. Pierre C. CourdurouxChief Financial Officer and Sr. VP786.31kN/A52
Mr. Steven C. MizellChief HR Officer and Exec. VP770.89kN/A57
Mr. Michael J. FrankChief Commercial Officer and Sr. VP579.66kN/A53
Amounts are as of December 31, 2016 and compensation values are for the last fiscal year ending on that date. Pay is salary, bonuses, etc. Exercised is the value of options exercised during the fiscal year. Currency in USD.

Description

Monsanto Company, together with its subsidiaries, provides agricultural products for farmers worldwide. It operates in two segments, Seeds and Genomics, and Agricultural Productivity. The Seeds and Genomics segment produces row crop seeds, including corn, soybean, cotton, and canola seeds under the DEKALB, Channel, Asgrow, and Deltapine brands; and vegetable seeds, such as tomato, pepper, melon, cucumber, squash, beans, broccoli, onions, lettuce, and others under the Seminis and De Ruiter brands. It also develops biotechnology traits that assist farmers in controlling insects and weeds in corn, soybean, cotton, and canola crops under the SmartStax, YieldGard, YieldGard VT Triple, VT Triple PRO, and VT Double PRO brands; Intacta RR2 PRO brand; Bollgard and Bollgard II brands; Roundup Ready, Roundup Ready 2 Yield, and Genuity brands; and Roundup Ready 2 Xtend and Bollgard II XtendFlex brands. This segment also licenses a range of germplasm and trait technologies to large and small seed companies. The Agricultural Productivity segment manufactures and sells herbicides for agricultural, industrial, ornamental, turf, and residential lawn and garden applications for weed control, as well as for control of preemergent annual grass and small seeded broadleaf weeds in corn and other crops under the Roundup and Harness brands. The company markets its products through distributors, independent retailers and dealers, agricultural cooperatives, plant raisers, and agents, as well as directly to farmers. Monsanto Company has a collaborative agreement with Novozymes to discover, develop, and produce microbial solutions. The company was formerly known as Monsanto Ag Company and changed its name to Monsanto Company in March 2000. Monsanto Company was founded in 2000 and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.

Corporate Governance

Monsanto Company’s ISS Governance QualityScore as of July 1, 2017 is 4. The pillar scores are Audit: 1; Board: 3; Shareholder Rights: 7; Compensation: 2.

Corporate governance scores courtesy of Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS). Scores indicate decile rank relative to index or region. A decile score of 1 indicates lower governance risk, while a 10 indicates higher governance risk.