&nbsp; <P>&nbsp;</P> <P align=justify><A title="" href="http://www.bayer.fr/" target=_blank><STRONG>Bayer CropScience France</STRONG></A><STRONG>, whose headquarters are located in <A style="COLOR: #e02020" title="" href="https://www.aderly.com/implantation-entreprise/agences-de-developpement-economique,p,5,EN.jsp" target=_blank>Lyon</A>, announced a &#8364;12-million investment in a new workshop for producing fungicides in an aqueous solution.</STRONG> The new workshop will be located in the <A style="COLOR: #e02020" title="" href="https://www.aderly.com/sites-implantation/index,p,17,EN.jsp" target=_blank>Lyon region</A>, in Villefranche-Limas (north of Lyon). It is expected that <STRONG>20 to 30 new employees will be hired for the new site </STRONG>within the next year. This investment is tied to an important market that is developing in Brazil. Another piece of news about the company is that <STRONG>as of 1st December 2012, Liam Condon will succeed Sandra E. Peterson as CEO for the Bayer CropScience sub-group, and as Chairman of the Board for Bayer CropScience AG.</STRONG></P> <P align=justify><BR><STRONG>Bayer CropScience France, a subsidiary of <A style="COLOR: #e02020" title="" href="http://www.cropscience.bayer.com/" target=_blank>Bayer CropScience AG </A>in Germany, develops plant health products for use in French agriculture.</STRONG> The company has committed itself to developing sustainable and integrated agriculture, in a meaningful and consistent manner. It plays a major and strategic role by contributing strongly to Bayer CropScience&#8217;s economic results and world research. The company is performing well, with <STRONG>sales increasing 19% during the third quarter of 2012, and it has strengthened its activities in <A style="COLOR: #e02020" title="" href="https://www.aderly.com/biotechnologie-france-europe/biopole-lyon,p,6,EN.jsp" target=_blank>life sciences </A>and also made new advances thanks to its <A style="COLOR: #e02020" title="" href="https://www.aderly.com/pepiniere-entreprise/centre-recherche,p,16,EN.jsp" target=_blank>innovation</A> pipeline.</STRONG></P>