OREANDA-NEWS. At its meeting today, the Supervisory Board of Bayer AG approved the Board of Management's recommendation that a dividend payment of EUR 2.25 (2013: EUR 2.10) per share be proposed to the Annual Stockholders' Meeting on May 27, 2015. "The past year was very successful for Bayer and we want our stockholders to appropriately benefit from this success," explained CEO Dr. Marijn Dekkers. With 826,947,808 shares entitled to the dividend, the total dividend payment would amount to EUR 1,861 million (2013: EUR 1,737 million), an increase of 7.1 percent.

The Bayer Group’s consolidated financial statements for 2014 will be presented and discussed at the Financial News Conference on February 26, 2015.