Oct 2, 2008
ST. LOUIS, Oct. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Monsanto Company (NYSE: MON) announced that it has completed the sale of its POSILAC® bovine somatotropin brand and related business to Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY). Under the terms of the agreement, Lilly purchased assets and liabilities of Monsanto associated with the POSILAC brand and related business for an upfront payment of $300 million, plus additional contingent consideration.
POSILAC bovine somatotropin is an FDA-approved animal pharmaceutical used by U.S. dairy farmers to increase productivity.
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