Bayer Honored Again as a Top Company for Working Mothers

    Fifth Year on Working Mother Magazine's Top 100 List

    PITTSBURGH, September 25 /CNW/ - Bayer Corporation (NYSE:  BAY) has been
recognized by Working Mother magazine as one of 100 best companies across the
nation for working mothers. This selection marks the fifth time Bayer has
appeared on the annual list.

    "As better models of quality are established each year, being named to
the "Working Mother 100 Best Companies" list for the fifth time is truly an
honor," said Dr. Attila Molnar, President and CEO of Bayer Corporation. "At
Bayer, we continually strive to develop and expand WorkLife programs that
support working mothers. We are committed to creating a work environment that
allows all of our employees to balance the needs of their careers with those
of their families."

    To apply for the "Working Mother 100 Best," Bayer provided Working Mother
magazine with detailed information on seven areas of work/life including:
workforce profile, child care, company culture, flexibility, parental leave
policies, total compensation and family-friendly programs. Bayer completed a
575-question application, which checked the availability, usage and tracking
of programs to support working mothers and the accountability of managers to
implement the programs.

    Bayer was recognized for its family-friendly programs, compensation and
company culture and ranked high or above average in more than half of the
categories surveyed.

    Dr. Molnar identified job sharing, child care, telecommuting, flexible
schedules and a comprehensive Employee Assistance Program as some of the
work/life opportunities within Bayer that attract and retain employees to the

    The Working Mother recognition is one of several from national or local
organizations that Bayer has received, including the prestigious Catalyst
Award for leadership in establishing innovative programs to prepare women and
people of color with the critical skills necessary to advance to senior

    The complete list of the "100 Best Companies for Working Mothers" appears
in the October issue of Working Mother -- available on newsstands September 25
and currently available on the magazine's Web site,

    For more information about Bayer Corporation's WorkLife programs, contact
Diana Kamyk, manager of Diversity and WorkLife Practices, Bayer Corporation,
at 412-777-2430, or visit the Bayer Web site at

    Bayer Corporation, headquartered in Pittsburgh, is a subsidiary of Bayer
AG, an international health care, nutrition and innovative materials group
based in Leverkusen, Germany. In North America, Bayer had 2006 net sales of
7.8 billion euros and employed 17,200 at year end. Bayer's three subgroups,
Bayer HealthCare, Bayer CropScience and Bayer MaterialScience, improve
people's lives through a broad range of essential products that help diagnose,
prevent and treat diseases; protect crops and enhance yields; and advance
automobile safety and durability. Bayer AG stock is a component of the DAX and
is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: BAY).

For further information:

For further information: Bayer Corporation Bridget McCourt, 412-777-5200
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