Bayer ADR Securities Litigation

This official website is maintained by the Notice Administrator supervised by Lead Counsel in the action entitled Sheet Metal Workers’ National Pension Fund, et al., v. Bayer Aktiengesellschaft, et al., No. 3:20-cv-04737-RS (the “Action”) which is now pending in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.

The information contained on this web page is only a summary of information presented in more detail in the Notice of Pendency of Class Action (the “Notice”). Because this website is just a summary, you should review the Notice for additional details.

The purpose of the website is to inform you of a class-action lawsuit that is now pending in the Court under the above caption (the “Action”) against Bayer and the Individual Defendants Werner Baumann, Werner Wenning, Liam Condon, Johannes Dietsch, and Wolfgang Nickl (collectively, the “Defendants”). The Action has been certified by the Court to proceed as a class action on behalf of the Class defined below.

The Class is defined as:

All persons or entities that purchased or otherwise acquired Bayer’s publicly traded American Depositary Receipts from May 23, 2016 to July 6, 2020, inclusive (the “Class Period”).

No judgment or settlement has occurred in the Action, and you are not currently entitled to receive a payment from this Action. This notice merely informs you that the Action is proceeding and that you may be a member of the Class. Please read the Notice carefully to fully understand your rights and options.

If you have questions, you may call the Bayer ADR Securities Litigation Helpline at (800) 524-0614 or email

DO NOTHING If you wish to remain a member of the Class, you do not need to do anything at this time. As a member of the Class, you will be bound by any judgment or settlement, whether favorable or unfavorable, in this Action. Thus, you will have the opportunity to participate in any monetary settlement or judgment that may be rendered in favor of the Class, and you will receive notice of such a settlement or judgment and may submit a Proof of Claim at that time.
EXCLUDE YOURSELF FROM THE CLASS BY JANUARY 29, 2024 If you choose to be excluded: (1) you will NOT be entitled to share in any recovery from any settlement or judgment, if any, that may be paid to members of the Class as a result of a trial or other settlement of this lawsuit; (2) you will NOT be bound by any judgment or release entered in this lawsuit; and (3) at your own expense, you MAY pursue any claims that you have by filing your own lawsuit or taking other action. Please reference “HOW TO BE EXCLUDED FROM THE CLASS” on page 4 of the Notice if you would like to be excluded from the Class.