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Bayer Aktiengesellschaft: Release according to Article 40, Section 1 of the WpHG [the German Securities Trading Act] with the objective of Europe-wide distribution

DGAP Voting Rights Announcement: Bayer Aktiengesellschaft
Bayer Aktiengesellschaft: Release according to Article 40, Section 1 of the
WpHG [the German Securities Trading Act] with the objective of Europe-wide

11.01.2019 / 12:11
Dissemination of a Voting Rights Announcement transmitted by DGAP - a
service of EQS Group AG.
The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.


Notification of Major Holdings

1. Details of issuer

     Name:                             Bayer Aktiengesellschaft
     Street:                           Kaiser-Wilhelm-Allee 1
     Postal code:                      51373
     City:                             Leverkusen
     Legal Entity Identifier (LEI):    549300J4U55H3WP1XT59

2. Reason for notification

     X    Acquisition/disposal of shares with voting rights
          Acquisition/disposal of instruments
          Change of breakdown of voting rights
          Other reason:

3. Details of person subject to the notification obligation

     Legal entity: Ministry of Finance on behalf of the State of Norway
     City of registered office, country: Oslo, Norway

4. Names of shareholder(s)
holding directly 3% or more voting rights, if different from 3.

5. Date on which threshold was crossed or reached:

     09 Jan 2019

6. Total positions

               % of voting  % of voting rights   Total of  Total number of
           rights attached             through  both in %    voting rights
                 to shares  instruments (total    (7.a. +      pursuant to
           (total of 7.a.)   of 7.b.1 + 7.b.2)      7.b.)     Sec. 41 WpHG
  New               2.90 %              0.16 %     3.06 %      932,551,964
  Previo-           3.02 %              0.16 %     3.17 %                /

7. Details on total positions
a. Voting rights attached to shares (Sec. 33, 34 WpHG)

    ISIN            Absolute                       In %
                  Direct (Sec.  Indirect (Sec.  Direct (Sec.  Indirect
                      33 WpHG)        34 WpHG)      33 WpHG)  (Sec. 34
    DE000BAY0017             0      27,050,864           0 %    2.90 %
    Total          27,050,864                     2.90 %

b.1. Instruments according to Sec. 38 (1) no. 1 WpHG

    Type of         Expiration or  Exercise or     Voting     Voting
    instrument      maturity date  conversion      rights  rights in
                                   period        absolute          %
    Shares on Loan  N/A            At any time  1,113,124     0.12 %
    (right to
                                   Total        1,113,124     0.12 %

b.2. Instruments according to Sec. 38 (1) no. 2 WpHG

    Type of     Expiration   Exercise or  Cash or       Voting  Voting
    instrument  or maturity  conversion   physical      rights  rights
                date         period       settlement  absolute    in %
    Contract    N/A          At any time  Cash         391,202  0.04 %
                                          Total        391,202  0.04 %

8. Information in relation to the person subject to the notification

        Person subject to the notification obligation is not controlled nor
        does it control any other undertaking(s) that directly or
        indirectly hold(s) an interest in the (underlying) issuer (1.).
   X    Full chain of controlled undertakings starting with the ultimate
        controlling natural person or legal entity:

  Name    % of voting rights  % of voting rights through    Total of both
          (if at least 3% or    instruments (if at least  (if at least 5%
                       more)                 5% or more)         or more)
  State                    %                           %                %
  Norges                   %                           %                %

9. In case of proxy voting according to Sec. 34 para. 3 WpHG
(only in case of attribution of voting rights in accordance with Sec. 34
para. 1 sent. 1 No. 6 WpHG)

Date of general meeting:
Holding total positions after general meeting (6.) after annual general

     Proportion of voting    Proportion of    Total of
                   rights      instruments        both
                        %                %           %

10. Other explanatory remarks:


     10 Jan 2019


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   Language:    English
   Company:     Bayer Aktiengesellschaft
                Kaiser-Wilhelm-Allee 1
                51373 Leverkusen

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