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Robert Fraley

Executive Vice President & Chief Technology Officer

Dr. Robert T. Fraley, Ph.D. has been Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Monsanto Co. since August 2000. Dr. Fraley primary responsibility is to oversee Monsanto's integrated crop and seed agribusiness technology and research with facilities in most every world area. He has been Co-President of Agricultural Sector of Pharmacia Corporation (formerly, Monsanto Company) of DEKALB Genetics Corp. since March 1997. He has been President of Monsanto's Ceregen of Pharmacia Corporation (merger of Pharmacia & Upjohn and Mosanto Company) since 1995, with responsibilities for the discovery, development and commercialization of new crop chemical and biotechnology products. He served as Group Vice President and General Manager, New Products Division of Pharmacia Corporation from 1993 to January 1995; Vice President of Technology for crop chemical and plant biotechnology R&D, and; Senior Research Specialist, Monsanto Biological Sciences Program and Director, Monsanto's Plant Science Research Group. From 1990 to 1993, he served as Vice President of Research and Development - New Products Division at the Monsanto Agricultural Products Group.

Dr. Fraley has been Director of DEKALB Genetics Corporation since April 16, 1996. He served as Director of Calgene, Inc. since 1996. He has authored more than 100 publications and patent applications relating to technical advances in agricultural biotechnology. He received the National Medal of Technology from President Clinton in 1999. He was a receipient of the National Award for Agricultural Excellence in Science by National Agri-Marketing Association in 1995. Dr. Fraley received his Ph.D in microbiology/biochemistry and a Bachelor of Science, both at the University of Illinois.

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Thursday, October 18

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