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Why is BASF making this acquisition?

We took an in-depth look at trends and opportunities in the agricultural industry and what they are influenced by. We also looked at our portfolio and what farmers need to be successful, today and in the future. Our goal is to even better combine innovative technologies, solutions and know-how to support farmers to grow more high-quality food more efficiently and safely. We decided that this acquisition was the best next step for BASF.

The acquisition is a targeted, strategic complement to our well-established, successful crop protection business  and biotechnology activities. It increases and broadens our R&D and digital capabilities considerably, creating new opportunities for growth and innovation and strengths our overall market position and competitiveness. We expect that already in 2019, the new businesses could bring in more than €2 billion in revenue.

The acquisition marks our entry into the seeds, non-selective herbicide and nematicide seed treatment businesses. With this sizeable addition to our portfolio, including about 4,500 new employees*, we will be able to offer a greater choice of solutions to our customers and prove ourselves as a reliable, long-term partner in a changing industry.

It is an important milestone in shaping the future of BASF in agriculture and reinforces our long-term commitment to sustainable agriculture.

*Conditional upon closing of the vegetable seeds business


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Cautionary note regarding forward-looking statements

This presentation contains forward-looking statements. These statements are based on current estimates and projections of the Board of Executive Directors and currently available information. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of the future developments and results outlined therein. These are dependent on a number of factors; they involve various risks and uncertainties; and they are based on assumptions that may not prove to be accurate. Such risk factors include those discussed in the Opportunities and Risks Report from page 111 to 118 of the BASF Report 2017. BASF does not assume any obligation to update the forward-looking statements contained in this presentation above and beyond the legal requirements.