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Bayer HealthCare Cleared to Acquire Citracal(R)
Date:10/5/2007

Addition of Leading Calcium Brand Enriches Consumer Care Division's Key

Nutritionals Product Portfolio

MORRISTOWN, N.J., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Bayer HealthCare (BHC) announced today that its Consumer Care Division has received regulatory approvals necessary to acquire the Citracal(R) line of over-the-counter (OTC) calcium supplements in the United States. The U.S. portion of the transaction with Mission Pharmacal was closed yesterday evening at which point Bayer assumed full management of the business in the U.S.

As indicated earlier this year when the proposed acquisition was announced, the addition of Citracal increases Bayer Consumer Care's market presence in the United States, the world's largest OTC market. It will also continue to build upon the company's already strong nutritionals business, which includes leading brands such as One-A-Day(R), Supradyn(R), Berocca(R) and Redoxon(R).

"We're excited to take ownership of the Citracal brand as it offers very attractive growth potential both in the critically important US market and for our nutritionals portfolio, which is a key growth driver for us now and in the future," said Gary Balkema, President of Bayer HealthCare's Consumer Care Division.

Citracal is primarily sold in North America and saw net sales of $47.0 million (EUR 36.2 million) for fiscal year 2007.

About Bayer HealthCare AG

Bayer HealthCare, a subsidiary of Bayer AG, is one of the world's leading, innovative companies in the healthcare and medical products industry and is based in Leverkusen, Germany. The company combines the global activities of the Animal Health, Consumer Care, Diabetes Care and Pharmaceuticals divisions. The pharmaceuticals business operates under the name Bayer Schering Pharma and as Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals in the US and Canada. Bayer HealthCare's aim is to discover and manufacture products that will improve human and animal health worldwide.

About Bayer HealthCare's Consumer Care Division

The Consumer Care Division of Bayer HealthCare LLC, is headquartered in Morristown, New Jersey, USA. Bayer's Consumer Care Division is among the largest marketers of over-the-counter medications and nutritional supplements in the world. Some of the most trusted and recognizable brands in the world today come from the Bayer portfolio of products. These include Bayer(R) Aspirin, ALEVE(R), Flanax(R)/Apronax(R), Alka-Seltzer Plus(R), Bactine(R), RID(R), Phillips'(R) Milk of Magnesia, Midol(R), Alka-Seltzer(R), Talcid(R), Rennie(R), Canesten(R), Bepanthen(R), Bepanthol(R), One-A-Day(R) vitamins, FlintstonesTM vitamins, Supradyn(R), Redoxon(R), Berocca(R), Cal-D- Vita/Elevit(R), Vital 50 Plus(R), CardioAspirin(R).

About Citracal(R)

Citracal(R) UltraDense(R) calcium citrate, Mission's flagship brand, has been cited in numerous clinical studies for its optimal solubility, and its proven ability to help stop bone loss. Citracal has earned the recognition and respect of the medical community and many physicians recommend Citracal calcium citrate as one of the best absorbed forms of supplemental calcium. The success of Citracal as a trusted brand has paved the way for adding exciting new products to the Citracal line, such as Citracal 250 mg + D, a tablet formulation, and Citracal Plus with magnesium. http://www.citracal.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains forward-looking statements based on current assumptions and forecasts made by Bayer Group management. Various known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors could lead to material differences between the actual future results, financial situation, development or performance of the company and the estimates given here. These factors include those discussed in our public reports filed with the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (including our Form 20-F).The company assumes no liability whatsoever to update these forward-looking statements or to conform them to future events or developments.


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