Proposed Final Judgment

Date: 
Thursday, May 31, 2007
Document Type: 
Final Judgments + Proposed Final Judgments
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UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA


UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,    

                  Plaintiff,

                  v.

MONSANTO COMPANY and
DELTA AND PINE LAND COMPANY,   

                  Defendants.

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Case: 1:07-cv-00992
Assigned To: Urbina, Ricardo M.
Assign Date: 5/31/2007
Description: Antitrust

PROPOSED FINAL JUDGMENT

WHEREAS, Plaintiff United States of America filed its Complaint on May 31, 2007, Plaintiff and Defendants, Monsanto Company ("Monsanto") and Delta and Pine Land Company ("DPL"), by their respective attorneys, have consented to the entry of this Final Judgment without trial or adjudication of any issue of fact or law, and without this Final Judgment constituting any evidence against or admission by any party regarding any issue of fact or law;

AND WHEREAS, Defendants agree to be bound by the provisions of this Final Judgment pending its approval by the Court;

AND WHEREAS, the essence of this Final Judgment is the prompt and certain divestiture of certain rights and assets and alterations of certain existing license terms by Defendants to assure that competition is not substantially lessened;

AND WHEREAS, Plaintiff requires Defendants to make certain divestitures and alter certain existing license terms for the purpose of remedying the loss of competition alleged in the Complaint;

AND WHEREAS, Defendants have represented to Plaintiff that the divestitures and license term alterations required below can and shall be made and that Defendants shall later raise no claim of hardship or difficulty as grounds for asking the Court to modify any of the divestiture or license alteration provisions contained below;

NOW THEREFORE, before any testimony is taken, without trial or adjudication of any issue of fact or law, and upon consent of the parties, it is ORDERED, ADJUDGED AND DECREED:

I. Jurisdiction

This Court has jurisdiction over the subject matter of and each of the parties to this action. The Complaint states a claim upon which relief may be granted against Defendants under Section 7 of the Clayton Act, 15 U.S.C. § 18.

II. Definitions

As used in this Final Judgment:

A. "Acquirer of the Enhanced Stoneville Assets" means the entity or entities to whom Defendant Monsanto divests the Enhanced Stoneville Assets.

B. "Cotton States" means Defendant Monsanto's cotton variety licensing business pursuant to which Defendant Monsanto licenses other cottonseed companies to produce or sell Defendant Monsanto's own cotton varieties, cotton varieties Defendant Monsanto in-licenses from other breeders, or cotton varieties Defendant Monsanto produces from such varieties.

C. "DPL" means Defendant Delta and Pine Land Company, a Delaware corporation with its headquarters in Scott, Mississippi, its successors and assigns, and its subsidiaries, divisions, groups, affiliates, interests in partnerships and joint ventures, and their directors, officers, managers, agents, and employees.

D. "DPL Acquirer" means the entity to whom Defendant Monsanto divests Defendant DPL.

E. "Monsanto" means Defendant Monsanto Company, a Delaware corporation with its headquarters in St. Louis, Missouri, its successors and assigns, and its subsidiaries, divisions, groups, affiliates, partnerships and joint ventures, and their directors, officers, managers, agents, and employees.

F. "Stoneville" means all assets used exclusively or primarily in, or to support, the U.S. business of Stoneville Pedigreed Seed Company, including, but not limited to the assets described in Schedule A.

G. "Enhanced Stoneville Assets" means Stoneville and the additional assets, properties, and rights listed in Schedule B.

H. "Syngenta" means Syngenta Crop Protection AG, a Swiss corporation with its headquarters in Basel, Switzerland, its successors and assigns, and its subsidiaries, divisions, groups, affiliates, partnerships and joint ventures, and their directors, officers, managers, agents, and employees.

I. "VipCot Assets" means the assets, properties, and rights listed in Schedule C.

III. Applicability

A. This Final Judgment applies to Defendants Monsanto and DPL, as defined above, and all other persons in active concert or participation with any of them who receive actual notice of this Final Judgment by personal service or otherwise.

B. If, prior to complying with Sections IV and V of this Final Judgment, Defendants sell or otherwise dispose of all or substantially all of their assets that include the Enhanced Stoneville Assets or the VipCot Assets, they shall require, as a condition of the sale or other disposition, that the purchaser(s) agree to be bound by the provisions of this Final Judgment. Defendants need not obtain such an agreement from the acquirers of the assets divested pursuant to this Final Judgment.

IV. Divestiture of Enhanced Stoneville Assets

A. Defendants are ordered and directed, in accordance with the terms of this Final Judgment, within ninety (90) calendar days after the filing of the Complaint in this matter, to divest the Enhanced Stoneville Assets to an acquirer acceptable to Plaintiff in Plaintiff's sole discretion. Defendants shall use their best efforts to accomplish the divestiture of the Enhanced Stoneville Assets as expeditiously as possible. Plaintiff, in its sole discretion, may grant one or more extensions of this time period, not to exceed sixty (60) calendar days in total, and shall notify the Court in each such circumstance.

B. Within two (2) business days following execution of a definitive agreement or agreements for the divestiture of the Enhanced Stoneville Assets, or the filing of this Final Judgment, whichever is later, Defendants shall notify Plaintiff in writing of the proposed divestiture. The notice shall set forth the details of the proposed divestiture, including a list of the name, address, and telephone number of each person who offered, or expressed an interest in or desire, to acquire any ownership interest in the Enhanced Stoneville Assets, together with full details of the same. Defendants need not include in this notice information about any persons previously identified in an affidavit filed in compliance with this Final Judgment as offering, or expressing an interest in or desiring, to acquire any ownership interest in the Enhanced Stoneville Assets. Defendants shall include with the notice a copy of the divestiture agreement or agreements and copies of any other agreements entered into by either or both of the Defendants and the proposed Acquirer of the Enhanced Stoneville Assets since the Complaint in this matter was filed, or up to three (3) months before the filing of the Complaint in this matter. Defendants may incorporate by reference in this notice any responsive information or documents previously provided to Plaintiff, provided that Defendants identify with specificity when the information or documents were previously provided and, if the information or documents were part of a larger submission, where in the submission the information or documents may be located.

C. Within fifteen (15) calendar days of receipt by Plaintiff of such notice, Plaintiff may request from Defendants, the proposed Acquirer of the Enhanced Stoneville Assets, or any other third party, additional information concerning the proposed divestiture, the proposed Acquirer of the Enhanced Stoneville Assets, and any other potential acquirer. Defendants shall furnish any additional information requested of Defendants within fifteen (15) calendar days of the receipt of the request, unless Defendants and Plaintiff shall otherwise agree.

D. Within fifteen (15) calendar days after receipt of the notice or within ten (10) calendar days after Plaintiff has been provided the additional information requested from Defendants, the proposed Acquirer of the Enhanced Stoneville Assets, and any third party, whichever is later, Plaintiff shall provide written notice to Defendants stating whether or not it objects to the proposed divestiture. If Plaintiff provides written notice that it does not object, the divestiture may be consummated. Absent written notice that Plaintiff does not object to the proposed Acquirer of the Enhanced Stoneville Assets or upon objection by Plaintiff, the divestiture of the Enhanced Stoneville Assets to that proposed Acquirer shall not be consummated.

E. The divestiture of the Enhanced Stoneville Assets shall be accomplished in such a way as to satisfy Plaintiff, in its sole discretion, that the Enhanced Stoneville Assets can and shall be used by the Acquirer of the Enhanced Stoneville Assets to operate a viable, ongoing business engaged in the development, production and sale of traited cottonseed. The divestiture of the Enhanced Stoneville Assets:

  1. shall be made to an Acquirer of the Enhanced Stoneville Assets that, in Plaintiff's sole judgment, has the intent and capability (including the necessary managerial, operational, technical, and financial capability and intellectual property rights) of competing effectively in the business of developing, producing and selling traited cottonseed in the United States, including a credible commitment to the traited cottonseed market;
  2. shall be accomplished so as to satisfy Plaintiff, in its sole discretion, that the divestiture shall not result in the substantial lessening of competition for the development, production, and sale of traited cottonseed in any geographic area; and
  3. shall be accomplished so as to satisfy Plaintiff, in its sole discretion, that none of the terms of any agreement between an Acquirer of the Enhanced Stoneville Assets and Defendants give Defendants the ability unreasonably to raise the Acquirer's costs, to lower the Acquirer's efficiency, or otherwise to interfere in the ability of the Acquirer to compete effectively.

F. Defendants shall provide to the Acquirer of the Enhanced Stoneville Assets and Plaintiff information relating to the personnel primarily involved in the operation of Stoneville to enable the Acquirer of the Enhanced Stoneville Assets to make offers of employment. Defendants shall not interfere with any negotiations by the Acquirer of the Enhanced Stoneville Assets to employ any such personnel.

G. For a period of two (2) years from the filing of the Complaint in this matter, Defendants shall not solicit to hire, or hire, any individual primarily involved in the operation of Stoneville on the date of the filing of the Complaint in this matter who receives a substantially equivalent offer of employment from the Acquirer, unless such individual is terminated or laid off by the Acquirer, or the Acquirer agrees that Defendants may solicit and employ that individual.

H. Defendants shall not take any action that shall impede in any way the operation, use or divestiture of the Enhanced Stoneville Assets.

I. Defendants shall warrant to the Acquirer of the Enhanced Stoneville Assets that there are no material defects in the environmental, zoning or other permits pertaining to the operation of each asset that shall have a material adverse effect on the operation of the Enhanced Stoneville Assets, and that following the sale of the Enhanced Stoneville Assets, Defendants shall not undertake, directly or indirectly, any challenges to the environmental, zoning, or other permits relating to the use or operation of the Enhanced Stoneville Assets based on actions or inactions that existed prior to the date of divestiture.

V. Divestiture of VipCot Assets

A. Defendants are ordered and directed, in accordance with the terms of this Final Judgment, to offer Syngenta the VipCot Assets listed in the attached Schedule C within thirty (30) calendar days of the filing of the Complaint in this matter. The offer shall remain open for at least six (6) months. Defendants shall use their best efforts to accomplish the divestiture of the VipCot Assets as expeditiously as possible, but in any event no later than ninety (90) calendar days after the divestiture of the Enhanced Stoneville Assets or thirty (30) calendar days after Syngenta accepts the offer, whichever is latest. Plaintiff, in its sole discretion, may extend the time period for Defendants to divest the VipCot Assets to Syngenta by granting one or more extensions, not to exceed ninety (90) calendar days in total, and shall notify the Court in each such circumstance.

B. Prior to transmitting to Syngenta the offer for the assets described in the attached Schedule C, Defendants shall provide Plaintiff with copies of the offer for the approval of the Plaintiff in its sole discretion. Along with the offer, Defendants shall provide Plaintiff copies of any other agreements not previously provided to Plaintiff entered into by either or both of the Defendants and Syngenta since the Complaint in this matter was filed, or up to three (3) months before the filing of the Complaint in this matter. Within five (5) business days following receipt of the offer, Plaintiff shall provide written notice to Defendants stating whether the offer must be amended to meet the objectives of the divestiture of the VipCot Assets. Absent written notice that Plaintiff does not object to the offer, the divestiture of the VipCot Assets to Syngenta pursuant to the offer shall not proceed. Upon objection by Plaintiff, Defendants shall alter the terms of the offer to satisfy Plaintiff in its sole discretion.

C. Defendants shall permit Syngenta to have reasonable access to personnel and to any and all financial, operational, or other documents and information relating to the VipCot Assets customarily provided as part of a due diligence process.

D. Defendants shall not take any action that shall harm the VipCot Assets or impede in any way the divestiture of the VipCot Assets.

VI. Changes in Third Party Licenses

A. Defendant Monsanto agrees to offer to its licensees, within thirty (30) calendar days of the date of the sale of the Enhanced Stoneville Assets, to make the following changes to its third-party cottonseed trait and Cotton States licenses, subject to the approval of Plaintiff in its sole discretion:

  1. Current Cotton Insect Resistance and Herbicide Tolerance Trait Licensing Agreements: Defendant Monsanto shall modify its current cottonseed trait licenses to provide the licensees with the flexibility Defendant DPL currently has to develop, market or sell cottonseed containing non-Monsanto traits by removing any provisions that require or incentivize the licensee to develop, market or sell cottonseed containing only traits from Defendant Monsanto.
  2. Cotton States Licenses: Defendant Monsanto shall modify its Cotton States licenses to eliminate any provision that allows Defendant Monsanto to terminate the license if the licensee sells cottonseed containing non-Monsanto traits in brands not licensed under the Cotton States license.

B. Prior to making the offers, and no later than five (5) days after the date of sale of the Enhanced Stoneville Assets, Defendant Monsanto shall provide Plaintiff with copies of the offers for the approval of Plaintiff in its sole discretion. Within five (5) days of receipt of the offers to modify the license agreements, Plaintiff shall provide written notice to Defendant Monsanto stating whether the offers must be amended. Absent written notice that Plaintiff does not object to the offers, Defendant Monsanto may not proceed with offering the modifications to the licensees. Upon objection by Plaintiff, Defendant Monsanto shall alter the terms of the offers to satisfy Plaintiff in its sole discretion. In the event any of the licensees do not accept the offer containing the modifications described in Section VI.A. as approved by Plaintiff in its sole discretion, Defendant Monsanto shall act as though such modification has been made and shall not enforce any license provision that is the subject of any such modification.

VII. Divestiture of Defendant DPL

A. If Defendants have not divested the Enhanced Stoneville Assets by the end of the time period permitted by this Final Judgment, Defendants shall notify Plaintiff of that fact in writing. Defendant Monsanto shall then divest DPL within sixty (60) days. If Defendant Monsanto has not divested Defendant DPL by the end of the sixty-day period, Defendant Monsanto shall notify Plaintiff of that fact in writing. Upon application of Plaintiff, the Court shall appoint a trustee selected by Plaintiff and approved by the Court to effect the divestiture of Defendant DPL.

B. Defendant Monsanto shall use its best efforts to assist the trustee in accomplishing the required divestiture of Defendant DPL, including its best efforts to effect all necessary regulatory approvals. The trustee and any consultants, accountants, attorneys, and other persons retained by the trustee shall have full and complete access to the personnel, books, records, and assets at the facilities to be divested, and Defendant Monsanto shall develop financial or other information relevant to the assets to be divested customarily provided in a due diligence process as the trustee may reasonably request, subject to reasonable protection for confidential commercial information. In addition, Defendant Monsanto shall:

  1. permit prospective acquirers of Defendant DPL who have been invited to submit binding bids for Defendant DPL to have reasonable access to Defendant DPL's personnel and to make such inspection of Defendant DPL and any and all financial, operational, or other documents and other information as may be relevant to the divestiture of Defendant DPL, subject to reasonable protection for confidential commercial information;
  2. provide the DPL Acquirer and Plaintiff information relating to the personnel of Defendant DPL to enable the DPL Acquirer to make offers of employment;
  3. take no action to interfere with any negotiations by the DPL Acquirer to employ any Defendant DPL employee;
  4. take no action to interfere with or to impede the trustee's accomplishment of the divestiture of Defendant DPL;
  5. warrant to the DPL Acquirer that on the date of sale each asset shall be in the same condition as when Defendant Monsanto acquired Defendant DPL, except for the harvesting of cotton plants and selection of lines in the ordinary course of business, and ordinary wear and tear of assets and facilities;
  6. warrant to the DPL Acquirer that there are no material defects in the environmental, zoning or other permits pertaining to the operation of each asset that have arisen since Defendant Monsanto acquired Defendant DPL; and
  7. shall not, following divestiture of Defendant DPL, undertake, directly or indirectly, any challenges to the environmental, zoning, or other permits relating to the operation of Defendant DPL, or otherwise take any action that shall impede in any way the permitting, operation, or divestiture of Defendant DPL.

C. Unless Plaintiff otherwise consents in writing, the divestiture of Defendant DPL pursuant to this Section of the Final Judgment, whether accomplished by Defendant Monsanto or a trustee, shall include the entirety of Defendant DPL, and shall be accomplished in such a way as to satisfy Plaintiff, in its sole discretion, that (a) Defendant DPL shall remain no less viable than when Defendant Monsanto acquired it, (b) the divestiture of Defendant DPL shall remedy the competitive harm alleged in the Complaint, and (c) none of the terms of any agreement between a DPL Acquirer and Defendant Monsanto give Defendant Monsanto the ability unreasonably to raise that person's costs, to lower that person's efficiency, or otherwise to interfere in the ability of that person to compete effectively.

D. The trustee shall have the power and authority to accomplish the divestiture of Defendant DPL at the earliest possible time to an acquirer acceptable to Plaintiff, in its sole discretion, at such price and on such terms as are then obtainable upon reasonable effort by the trustee, and shall have such other powers as the Court deems appropriate. Subject to Section VII.F of this Final Judgment, the trustee shall have the power and authority to hire at the cost and expense of Defendant Monsanto any investment bankers, attorneys, or other agents who are reasonably necessary in the judgment of the trustee to assist in the divestiture of Defendant DPL and who shall be solely accountable to the trustee.

E. Defendant Monsanto shall not object to a sale by the trustee on any ground other than the trustee's malfeasance. Any such objections by Defendant Monsanto must be conveyed in writing to Plaintiff and the trustee within ten (10) calendar days after the trustee has provided the notice required under this Section.

F. The trustee shall serve at the cost and expense of Defendant Monsanto, on such terms and conditions as Plaintiff approves, and shall account for all monies derived from the sale of the assets sold by the trustee and all costs and expenses so incurred. After approval by the Court of the trustee's accounting, including fees for its services and those of any professionals and agents retained by the trustee, all remaining money shall be paid to Defendant Monsanto, and the trust shall then be terminated. The compensation of the trustee and of any professionals and agents retained by the trustee shall be reasonable in light of the value of Defendant DPL and based on a fee arrangement providing the trustee with an incentive based on the price and terms of the divestiture of Defendant DPL and the speed with which it is accomplished, but timeliness is paramount.

G. After its appointment, the trustee shall file monthly reports with Plaintiff, Defendant Monsanto, and the Court setting forth the trustee's efforts to accomplish the divestiture of Defendant DPL, provided however, that to the extent such reports contain information that the trustee deems confidential, such reports shall not be filed in the public docket of the Court and Defendant Monsanto's copy of the report shall have such confidential information redacted. Such reports shall include the name, address, and telephone number of each person who, during the preceding month, made an offer to acquire, expressed an interest in acquiring, entered into negotiations to acquire, or was contacted or made an inquiry about acquiring, any interest in Defendant DPL, and shall describe in detail each contact with any such person during that period. The trustee shall maintain full records of all efforts made to divest Defendant DPL.

H. If the trustee has not accomplished such divestiture of Defendant DPL within ninety (90) calendar days after its appointment, the trustee shall file promptly with the Court a report setting forth (1) the trustee's efforts to accomplish the required divestiture of Defendant DPL; (2) the reasons, in the trustee's judgment, why the required divestiture of Defendant DPL has not been accomplished; and (3) the trustee's recommendations. To the extent such report contains information that the trustee deems confidential, such report shall not be filed in the public docket of the Court. The trustee shall at the same time furnish such report to Plaintiff. Plaintiff shall have the right to make additional recommendations consistent with the purpose of the trust. The Court shall enter thereafter such orders as it shall deem appropriate to carry out the purpose of this Final Judgment which may, if necessary, include extending this Final Judgment and the term of the trustee's appointment by a period requested by Plaintiff.

I. The trustee shall notify Plaintiff and Defendant Monsanto within two (2) business days following execution of a definitive agreement for the sale of Defendant DPL. The notice shall set forth the details of the proposed divestiture of Defendant DPL and list the name, address, and telephone number of each person not previously identified who offered or expressed an interest in or desire to acquire any ownership interest in Defendant DPL, together with full details of the same.

J. Within fifteen (15) calendar days of receipt by Plaintiff of such notice, Plaintiff may request from Defendants, the proposed DPL Acquirer, any other third party, or the trustee, additional information concerning the proposed divestiture of Defendant DPL, the proposed DPL Acquirer, and any other potential acquirer. Defendants and the trustee shall furnish any additional information requested within fifteen (15) calendar days of the receipt of the request, unless the Defendants and Plaintiff shall otherwise agree.

K. Within thirty (30) calendar days after receipt of the notice or within twenty (20) calendar days after Plaintiff has been provided the additional information requested from Defendant Monsanto, the proposed DPL Acquirer, any third party, and the trustee, whichever is later, Plaintiff shall provide written notice to Defendant Monsanto and the trustee stating whether or not it objects to the proposed divestiture of Defendant DPL. If Plaintiff provides written notice that it does not object, the sale of Defendant DPL may be consummated, subject only to Defendant Monsanto's limited right to object to the sale under Section VII.E of this Final Judgment. Absent written notice that Plaintiff does not object to the proposed DPL Acquirer or upon objection by Plaintiff, the sale of Defendant DPL shall not be consummated. Upon objection by Defendant Monsanto under Section VII.E, a sale of Defendant DPL proposed under this Section shall not be consummated unless approved by the Court.

VIII. Financing

Defendants shall not finance all or any part of any purchase made pursuant to Section IV or Section VII of this Final Judgment.

IX. Hold Separate

Until the divestitures required by this Final Judgment have been accomplished, Defendants shall take all steps necessary to comply with the Hold Separate and Preservation of Assets Stipulation and Order entered by this Court. Defendants shall take no action that would jeopardize the divestitures ordered by this Court.

X. Affidavits

A. Within ten (10) calendar days of the filing of the Complaint in this matter, and every thirty (30) calendar days thereafter until the divestitures have been completed under Sections IV and V, Defendants shall deliver to Plaintiff an affidavit as to the fact and manner of its compliance with Sections IV, V, and VI of this Final Judgment. Each such affidavit shall include the name, address, and telephone number of each person who, during the preceding thirty days, made an offer to acquire, expressed an interest in acquiring, entered into negotiations to acquire, or was contacted or made an inquiry about acquiring, any interest in the Enhanced Stoneville Assets, and shall describe in detail each contact with any such person during that period, including a summary of all conversations (1) between Defendants and any Acquirer of the Enhanced Stoneville Assets, and (2) between Defendants and Syngenta with respect to the VipCot Assets. Defendants may incorporate by reference in any such affidavit any responsive information or documents previously provided to Plaintiff, provided however, that Defendants identify with specificity when the information or documents were previously provided and, if the information or documents were part of a larger submission, where in the submission the information or documents may be located. Assuming the information set forth in the affidavit is true and complete, any objection by Plaintiff to information provided by Defendants, including any limitation on information, shall be made within fourteen (14) days of receipt of such affidavit.

B. Defendants shall keep all records of all efforts made to preserve and divest the Enhanced Stoneville Assets and VipCot Assets until one year after each such divestiture has been completed.

XI. Compliance Inspection

A. For the purposes of determining or securing compliance with this Final Judgment, or of determining whether the Final Judgment should be modified or vacated, and subject to any legally recognized privilege, from time to time duly authorized representatives of the United States Department of Justice, including consultants and other persons retained by the United States, shall, upon written request of a duly authorized representative of the Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Antitrust Division, and on reasonable notice to Defendants, be permitted:

  1. access during Defendants' office hours to inspect and copy, or at Plaintiff's option, to require Defendants to provide copies of all books, ledgers, accounts, records and documents in the possession, custody, or control of Defendants, relating to any matters contained in this Final Judgment; and
  2. to interview, either informally or on the record, Defendants' officers, employees, or agents, who may have their individual counsel present, regarding such matters. The interviews shall be subject to the reasonable convenience of the interviewee and without restraint or interference by Defendants.

B. Upon the written request of a duly authorized representative of the Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Antitrust Division, Defendants shall submit written reports or responses to written interrogatories, under oath if requested, relating to any of the matters contained in this Final Judgment as may be requested.

C. No information or documents obtained by the means provided in this Section shall be divulged by Plaintiff to any person other than an authorized representative of the executive branch of the United States, except in the course of legal proceedings to which the United States is a party (including grand jury proceedings), or for the purpose of securing compliance with this Final Judgment, or as otherwise required by law.

D. If, at the time information or documents are furnished by Defendants to Plaintiff, Defendants represent and identify in writing the material in any such information or documents to which a claim of protection may be asserted under Rule 26(c)(7) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, and Defendants mark each pertinent page of such material, "Subject to claim of protection under Rule 26(c)(7) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure," then Plaintiff shall give Defendants ten (10) calendar days' notice prior to divulging such material in any legal proceeding (other than a grand jury proceeding).

XII. Notification

A. Unless such transaction is otherwise subject to the reporting and waiting period requirements of the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended, 15 U.S.C. § 18a (the "HSR Act"), Defendant Monsanto, without providing advance notification to Plaintiff, shall not directly or indirectly acquire (1) voting securities, (2) all or substantially all of the cotton germplasm, or (3) substantially all of the assets relating to cottonseeds or cottonseed traits, of any company that develops and sells cottonseed in the United States, or any company that has developed, or has under development traits for commercialization in cottonseed in the United States, where such acquisition would be reportable under the HSR Act but for a failure to satisfy the thresholds of 15 U.S.C. § 18a(a)(2).

B. Such notification shall be provided to Plaintiff in the same format as, and per the instructions relating to the Notification and Report Form set forth in the Appendix to Part 803 of Title 16 of the Code of Federal Regulations as amended, except that the information requested in Items 5 through 9 of the instructions must be provided only about cottonseeds or transgenic traits that shall be or could be used in cottonseeds. Notification shall be provided at least thirty (30) days prior to acquiring any such interest, and shall include, beyond what may be required by the applicable instructions, the names of the principal representatives of the parties to the agreement who negotiated the agreement, and any management or strategic plans discussing the proposed transaction. If within the thirty (30) day period after notification, representatives of Plaintiff make a written request for additional information, Defendant Monsanto shall not consummate the proposed transaction or agreement until twenty (20) days after submitting all such additional information. Early termination of the waiting periods in this paragraph may be requested and, where appropriate, granted in the same manner as is applicable under the requirements and provisions of the HSR Act and rules promulgated thereunder. This Section shall be broadly construed and any ambiguity or uncertainty regarding the filing of notice under this Section shall be resolved in favor of filing notice.

XIII. No Reacquisition

If Defendant Monsanto divests the Enhanced Stoneville Assets and the VipCot Assets, Defendant Monsanto may not reacquire any part of the Enhanced Stoneville Assets or the VipCot Assets during the term of this Final Judgment. If Defendant Monsanto divests Defendant DPL, it may not reacquire any part of Defendant DPL during the term of this Final Judgment.

XIV. Retention of Jurisdiction

This Court retains jurisdiction to enable any party to this Final Judgment to apply to this Court at any time for further orders and directions as may be necessary or appropriate to carry out or construe this Final Judgment, to modify any of its provisions, to enforce compliance, and to punish violations of its provisions.

XV. Expiration of Final Judgment

Unless this Court grants an extension, this Final Judgment shall expire ten (10) years from the date of its entry.

XVI. Public Interest Determination

Entry of this Final Judgment is in the public interest. The parties have complied with the requirements of the Antitrust Procedures and Penalties Act, 15 U.S.C. § 16, including making copies available to the public of this Final Judgment, the Competitive Impact Statement, and any comments thereon and Plaintiff's responses to comments. Based upon the record before the Court, which includes the Competitive Impact Statement and any comments and response to comments filed with the Court, entry of this Final Judgment is in the public interest.

Date: __________________

  Court approval subject to procedures
of Antitrust Procedures and Penalties
Act, 15 U.S.C. § 16

_______________________________
United States District Judge


Definitions for Schedules
Schedule A - Stoneville
Schedule B - Enhanced Stoneville Assets
Schedule C - The VipCot Assets
Schedule D - Advanced Exotic Yield Lines
Schedule E - MAB Populations
Schedule F - Donor Lines


DEFINITIONS FOR SCHEDULES

1. "Advanced Exotic Yield Lines" means the Breeding populations and proprietary Lines created by Defendant Monsanto from a cross between Gossypium hirsutum and Gossypium barbadense that are identified in Schedule D.

2. "Backcross" means to cross a hybrid with one of its parents and then to cross the resulting progeny with the same parent Line (perhaps multiple times) in order to develop progeny with a genetic make up that approximates the genetic make up of that parent while retaining certain desirable characteristics of the genetic make up of the other parent of the hybrid.

3. "Breed" means to purposefully modify the Germplasm of a plant so as to alter its genetic make up, and to develop the progeny from the altered Germplasm.

4. "DPL Marker Data" means Fingerprints that Defendant Monsanto shall create for the DPL Germplasm being divested pursuant to Schedule B.2.

5. "Donor Lines" means the cotton Lines used by Defendant Monsanto to create or transmit novel cotton traits or events, and identified in Schedule F.

6. "Fingerprint" means a record of the presence or absence of genetic markers for which a Line has been tested.

7. "Germplasm" means a collection of heterozygous and homozygous cotton plants or parts thereof. For purposes of Schedules B and C of this Final Judgment, when the Defendants are required to convey Germplasm to a party, the Defendant may satisfy that obligation by conveying that Germplasm in seed form, or if necessary, in potted plant form.

8. "Introgress" means to move a gene from one cotton plant into another.

9. "Line" means a set of cottonseed or plants that share a common reasonably homogenous genotype that originate from a cross between two cotton plants.

10. "MAB Populations" means the Germplasm populations for which Defendant Monsanto has conducted significant marker analyses that are identified in Schedule E.

11. "Monsanto B.t. Gene" means a DNA molecule, or a replicate thereof, developed and out-licensed by Defendant Monsanto for use in commercial cottonseed in the United States, and which encodes a B.t. toxin that when present in cotton plants results in those plants being toxic to lepidopteran insects.

12. "Monsanto Cotton Traits" means: (1) the transgenic event denominated "Event 531" currently sold under the "Bollgard" brand; (2) the transgenic event denominated "Event 15985" currently sold under the "Bollgard II" brand; (3) the transgenic event denominated "Event 1445" currently sold under the "Roundup Ready" brand; and (4) the transgenic event denominated "Event 88913" currently sold under the "Roundup Ready Flex" brand, or any combination thereof.

13. "Monsanto Marker Library" means (1) two collections of genetic information concerning variations in the genetic make up of Gossypium, specifically a set of SSRs and a set of SNPs, and (2) cotton mapping data owned by Defendant Monsanto prior to its acquisition of Defendant DPL pursuant to the Merger Agreement.

14. "Monsanto Roundup Ready Gene" means a DNA molecule, or a replicate thereof, developed and out-licensed by Defendant Monsanto for use in commercial cottonseed in the United States, and which when present in cotton plants results in those plants exhibiting commercial tolerance to glyphosate herbicides.

15. "Null Line" shall mean a reasonably genetically homogenous Line of cotton that is selected from a cross in which one of the parents was from the Advanced Exotic Yield Lines or MAB populations and that does not contain one or more of the Monsanto Cotton Traits that was contained in the parental Advanced Exotic Yield Line or MAB population. A grant of a right to create a Null Line to the Acquirer of the Enhanced Stoneville Assets includes an obligation by Defendant Monsanto to provide the Acquirer of the Enhanced Stoneville Assets with assays, materials, and information regarding the Monsanto Cotton Trait(s) formerly in the Null Line necessary to obtain requisite regulatory approvals, provided the Acquirer of the Enhanced Stoneville Assets reimburses Defendant Monsanto its reasonable expenses in providing such assistance.

16. "Publicly Available Cotton Germplasm" means any non-Monsanto proprietary cotton Germplasm that has not been exclusively in-licensed by Defendant Monsanto.

17. "Recurrent Parent" means the parent to which successive Backcrosses are made in Backcross Breeding.

18. "Roundup Ready Flex" means the Monsanto Roundup Ready Gene denominated "Event 88913."

19. "SNP" (or Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms) means variations at a single position in a given DNA sequence, which occur within a population of cotton plants.

20. "SSR" (or Simple Sequence Repeat) means variations in the number of repetitions of a DNA sequence.

21. "Transform" means to alter the genetic makeup of a cotton plant variety through means other than Breeding, for example, by the introduction of foreign genetic material.


SCHEDULE A — STONEVILLE

1. Cotton Germplasm: All U.S. Stoneville cotton Germplasm, including, for each variety, Line and population to be divested: all patents, patent applications and Plant Variety Protection Act certificates applied for or granted with respect to that Germplasm (and excluding any patents or patent applications on Monsanto cotton traits); and copies of all performance and other test results, phenotypic data, product descriptions, research data and any Fingerprint information.

2. Physical Assets:

  1. Defendant Monsanto's interest in the real property at the following sites or locations:
    1. The manufacturing, storage and delinting facility at Stoneville, Mississippi;
    2. The research & development facility at Arcola, Mississippi;
    3. The research & development facility, including greenhouse and labs, at Memphis, Tennessee; and
    4. The manufacturing, storage and delinting and the Breeding and testing facilities at N. Powerline Road, Maricopa, Arizona.
  2. Defendant Monsanto's interest in the leased real property at the following sites or locations:
    1. The land at Maricopa, Arizona;
    2. The AgriCenter international research facility at Memphis, Tennessee;
    3. The Memphis Redbirds Suite;
    4. The Columbus & Greenville Railway Lease;
    5. The delinting plant at Marble Hall, South Africa;
    6. The property described in the W.B. Sutton Farms Partnership Lease;
    7. The storage facility described in the Farmers Feed Storage Agreement;
    8. The storage facility described in the David Storage Company Industrial Space Lease; and
    9. The storage facility described in the Cascio Refrigerated Warehouse Agreement.
  3. At the option of the Acquirer of the Enhanced Stoneville Assets, Defendant Monsanto's interest in the real property at the following sites or locations:
    1. The farm at Lubbock, Texas;
    2. The manufacturing, storage, and delinting facility at Big Spring, Texas;
    3. The research and development facility at Idalou, Texas;
    4. 7.2 acres in Idalou, Texas (leased); and
    5. 80 acres in Idalou, Texas (leased).
  4. All tangible assets other than Germplasm located at each of the locations identified in a. and b. above that are exclusively or primarily used in connection with the Stoneville U.S. branded business, including:
    1. all manufacturing and agricultural equipment, tooling and fixed assets; personal property; materials; supplies; and other tangible property.
    2. all existing drawings; blueprints; designs; plans for improvements or expansion; design protocols; specifications for materials; and specifications for parts and devices.
    3. all safety procedures for the handling of materials and substances; and quality assurance and control procedures relating to the locations listed in a. and b. above or the tangible assets listed in this paragraph d.
    4. business records relating to the Stoneville U.S. branded cottonseed business, including stock record books, minute books, direct customer or direct distributor lists; a list of names and addresses of U.S. cotton growers with Monsanto trait licenses; and other information to the extent related to the operation of the business during the past three years which is in the possession of or available to the Defendants.
  5. At the option of the Acquirer of the Enhanced Stoneville Assets, all tangible assets other than Germplasm located at each of the locations identified in c. above that are exclusively or primarily used in connection with the Stoneville U.S. branded business, including:
    1. all manufacturing and agricultural equipment, tooling and fixed assets; personal property; materials; supplies; and other tangible property.
    2. all existing drawings; blueprints; designs; plans for improvements or expansion; design protocols; specifications for materials; and specifications for parts and devices.
    3. all safety procedures for the handling of materials and substances; and quality assurance and control procedures relating to the locations listed in c. above or the tangible assets listed in this paragraph e.
    4. business records relating to the Stoneville U.S. branded cottonseed business, including stock record books, minute books, direct customer or direct distributor lists; a list of names and addresses of U.S. cotton growers with Monsanto trait licenses; and other information to the extent related to the operation of the business during the past three years which is in the possession of or available to the Defendants.
  6. At the option of the Acquirer of the Enhanced Stoneville Assets, all equipment used exclusively or primarily in connection with the Stoneville branded cottonseed business stored at Monsanto sites at Leesburg, Georgia, Mt. Olive, North Carolina and Leland, Mississippi.

3. Intangible Assets:

  1. Brand Names, Goodwill, and Trade Secrets — The Stoneville brand names, goodwill, and trade secrets relating to Stoneville's U.S. branded cottonseed business. Defendant Monsanto may retain exclusive rights to the Stoneville brand in connection with the sale of Germplasm in Spain, Greece, and Turkey, such rights expire on a country-by-country basis with the term of the relevant current distributor agreements in Spain and Greece, and one (1) year from the date of divestiture of the Enhanced Stoneville Assets in Turkey, provided that in all cases the relevant distributors shall be allowed to sell any inventory of goods already packaged in containers bearing the Stoneville trademarks as of the relevant termination date.
  2. Intangible and Contractual Rights:
    1. Exclusive rights to (a) Breeder records and/or notebooks, including pedigrees, relating to Stoneville U.S. cotton Germplasm, identities of non-public lines of Stoneville U.S. cotton Germplasm in breeding and trial results, including yield results (subject to the redaction of any data that may be included in such records relating to the identity of any non-public lines other than Stoneville U.S. cotton Germplasm), (b) existing fingerprints for Stoneville U.S. cotton Germplasm, and (c) quality control data relating to Stoneville U.S. cotton Germplasm (subject to Defendant Monsanto's right to keep under the control of its Law Department (i) one copy of such quality control data and (ii) access to the identities of any Stoneville U.S. cotton Germplasm present in trial results that also include results relating to non-public lines of Germplasm other than Stoneville U.S. cotton Germplasm; Monsanto's Law Department may not disclose this information to any other component of Monsanto).
    2. Non-exclusive rights to, and the tangible embodiments of, (i) non-proprietary procedures, methods, techniques, know-how, specifications, processes, analyses, and protocols used in Stoneville's U.S. branded cottonseed business (such as Monsanto's procedures for the inspection, sampling and delivery of cottonseed at production facilities, procedures for analyzing job safety and complying with environmental regulations, and specifications for production-related data entry), and (ii) Monsanto's low acid delinting process.
    3. All assignable licenses, permits, and authorizations issued by any governmental organization relating to the Stoneville U.S. branded cottonseed business.
    4. All contracts to which Stoneville Pedigreed Seed Company is a party, including supply and distribution agreements.
    5. All other intangible and contractual rights used exclusively or primarily in Stoneville's U.S. branded cottonseed business not otherwise specifically addressed in b.(1)-(4).

4. Exclusions:

Excluded from the assets to be divested that are listed in this Schedule A are: (1) real property not specifically identified in Schedule A.2., and (2) software owned by or licensed to Defendant Monsanto (except that Stoneville will receive a non-exclusive license to TaqPro), and hardware used exclusively to access such software.


SCHEDULE B — ENHANCED STONEVILLE ASSETS

1. Stoneville: As defined in the Final Judgment.

2. DPL Germplasm: Defendants shall divest all interests in the DPL varieties listed in Table B, including, for each variety, any Plant Variety Protection Act certificates applied for or granted, patents applied for or granted, copies of all performance and other test results, phenotypic data, product descriptions, research data and DPL Marker Data.

  1. With respect to this DPL Germplasm, Defendant Monsanto may:
    1. continue to sell during 2007 any existing inventories of these DPL varieties that Defendant DPL currently offers for sale in the United States;
    2. take back an exclusive license to commercialize varieties that (i) contain only traits out-licensed by Defendant Monsanto, and (ii) are essentially derived from these DPL varieties, or are essentially derived from a cross between any of these DPL varieties, which license may require the Acquirer of the Enhanced Stoneville Assets to seek U.S. patents for the DPL varieties listed in Table B, and may provide for enforcement of Monsanto's exclusive rights with respect to these varieties;
    3. retain exclusive rights (i) to continue to sell these DPL varieties in countries outside the United States in which Defendant DPL currently offers the varieties for sale, but such rights shall terminate with respect to a particular country and variety if Defendant Monsanto discontinues sales of that variety in that country, and (ii) to sell 05X460, 05Y063, and 05Z629 outside of the United States;
    4. retain sufficient quantities of cottonseed to enable it to continue its current sales of seed relating to sales made pursuant to subparagraph 3 above (provided that any such retention by Defendant Monsanto shall only be permitted to the extent it does not adversely affect the Acquirer of the Enhanced Stoneville Assets);
    5. retain sufficient quantities of cottonseed for Breeding purposes (provided that any such retention by Defendant Monsanto shall only be permitted to the extent it does not adversely affect the Acquirer of the Enhanced Stoneville Assets), and take back a non-exclusive license to use these DPL varieties in its Breeding program;
    6. take back a license that grants Defendant Monsanto only those rights necessary to accomplish the divestiture of the VipCot Assets described in Schedule C; and
    7. require the Acquirer of the Enhanced Stoneville Assets to agree that for seven (7) years after the divestiture of the Enhanced Stoneville Assets it shall not commercialize a variety that is essentially derived from one of the DPL varieties listed in Table B, if that variety contains a Monsanto glyphosate tolerance trait, a Monsanto insect resistance trait, and any non-glyphosate herbicide tolerance trait commercialized in cottonseed in the United States as of the date of the filing of this Final Judgment.
  2. Defendants' divestiture of the DPL varieties 00W12, 02T15, 02Z55, 03Y047, 03Y056, 03Y062, 04T048, 04W019, 04Y341, 05X460, 05Y063, 05Z629, 25105N, and DP491 to the Acquirer of the Enhanced Stoneville Assets is subject to the license to Syngenta described in Schedule C.2.

3. Syngenta Germplasm: Defendants shall divest all interests in the conventional Germplasm originating from the United States cotton Breeding program purchased by Defendant DPL from Syngenta pursuant to an agreement dated May 15, 2006, along with any conventional progeny of that material.

4. Advanced Exotic Yield Lines: Defendants shall divest exclusive rights to commercialize, and non-exclusive rights to Breed with, the Advanced Exotic Yield Lines set forth in Schedule D, including the right, subject to reasonable indemnification requirements, to create Null Lines (other than a Null Line that contains only one of the B.t. Genes of Bollgard II). In connection with this divestiture:

  1. Defendants shall divest copies of all performance and other test results, phenotypic data, product descriptions, research data and Fingerprint information for those populations and Lines, excluding data regarding the presence or function of any genetic material from Gossypium barbadense present in the Lines.
  2. Defendants may not assert against the Acquirer of the Enhanced Stoneville Assets any rights Defendants may have or acquire with respect to (1) the Germplasm used in the Advanced Exotic Yield Lines, and (2) any non-transgenic yield trait contained in those Lines.
  3. Defendants may retain research quantities of the Advanced Exotic Yield Lines to enable them to continue their trait development research (provided that any such retention by Defendant Monsanto shall only be permitted to the extent it does not adversely affect the Acquirer of the Enhanced Stoneville Assets); and
  4. Defendants may (1) prohibit the Acquirer of the Enhanced Stoneville Assets from conveying Lines from the Advanced Exotic Yield Lines or their progeny to third parties, other than for contract production work or for distribution to growers as commercial seed, and (2) require the Acquirer of the Enhanced Stoneville Assets to seek U.S. patents and enforce Breeding and resale restrictions on any varieties that are commercialized from the Advanced Exotic Yield Lines. Defendants shall lose the ability to require these terms (4.d.1 & 2) if Defendants have not licensed to a third party a non-transgenic cotton yield trait contained in one or more of the Advanced Exotic Yield Lines within five (5) years of the date of this Final Judgment.

5. MAB Populations: Defendants shall divest the MAB Populations set forth in Schedule E, including copies of all performance and other test results, phenotypic data, product descriptions, research data and Fingerprint information, and the right, subject to reasonable indemnification requirements, to create Null Lines (other than a Null Line that contains only one of the B.t. genes of Bollgard II).

6. Cotton States Germplasm: Defendant Monsanto shall grant the Acquirer of the Enhanced Stoneville Assets a non-exclusive, royalty-free license to sell under the Stoneville and NexGen brand names and Breed with the four (4) Cotton States varieties currently being sold by Stoneville. Defendant Monsanto shall relinquish evaluation rights to the Acquirer of the Enhanced Stoneville Assets for material comprised of Germplasm from pre-existing Breeding crosses between Cotton States' in-licensed Lines and any Lines being transferred exclusively to Stoneville pursuant to this Final Judgment.

  1. In connection with its divestiture of this Cotton States Germplasm, Defendant Monsanto may retain exclusive rights to Germplasm already in-licensed to or commercialized through Cotton States at the date of this Final Judgment, or Germplasm from pre-existing Breeding crosses between two Cotton States' in-licensed Lines or between one of those Lines and a public variety, except that Defendant Monsanto may only retain non-exclusive rights to the Stoneville variety designated STX0502 which has been commercialized solely through Cotton States. Defendant Monsanto may only commercialize the Stoneville variety designated STX0502 to licensees other than Defendant DPL.

7. Other Monsanto Germplasm: Defendants shall divest all cotton Germplasm in the United States held by Defendant Monsanto prior to its acquisition of Defendant DPL and not otherwise addressed in Schedules A and B, subject to the following exceptions:

  1. Any Publicly Available Cotton Germplasm, provided that if the Acquirer of the Enhanced Stoneville Assets does not otherwise possess the Germplasm and cannot otherwise reasonably obtain it, Defendant Monsanto must, if the Acquirer of the Enhanced Stoneville Assets requests, provide the Acquirer of the Enhanced Stoneville Assets with sufficient quantities for use in a Breeding program;
  2. Exclusive rights to (1) the Donor Lines for Defendant Monsanto's commercialized transgenic traits, (2) Germplasm Transformed or Introgressed with cotton transgenic traits other than Monsanto's Cotton Traits, (3) any Germplasm containing experimental transgenic events, and (4) Germplasm used in Monsanto's non-transgenic trait research and development program, with the exception of the Advanced Exotic Yield Lines, as addressed above; and
  3. Rights to any third party Germplasm held in connection with the provision of trait Introgression services to third parties.

8. Monsanto Marker Library: Defendants shall provide access to the information in, and a non-exclusive, royalty-free license to use, Monsanto's Marker Library.

9. Licenses: Defendants shall grant licenses to the Acquirer of the Enhanced Stoneville Assets to develop, produce, have produced, and sell under the Stoneville and NexGen brands cottonseed containing Monsanto's Cotton Traits for use in the United States. Such licenses shall be based on commercially reasonable terms, and in particular shall provide that the licensee:

  1. Shall be entitled to a proportion of the net license revenue for those traits at least as great as the net license revenue Defendant DPL is entitled to under its current licenses for those traits;
  2. May, subject to reasonable regulatory and stewardship conditions, Breed into and sell cottonseed containing Monsanto Cotton Traits, non-Monsanto genes not naturally occurring in cotton;
  3. Shall have an option to license future Monsanto B.t. Genes on the same terms as those used in the current DPL licenses. Defendants may terminate this option at such time as the Acquirer of the Enhanced Stoneville Assets' total annual sales of cottonseed containing a non-Monsanto B.t. Gene being marketed by the Acquirer of the Enhanced Stoneville Assets as conferring lepidopteran resistance under the Stoneville and NexGen brands, exceed 60% of the Acquirer of the Enhanced Stoneville Assets' annual sales of cottonseed that is marketed as lepidopteran resistant under the Stoneville and NexGen brands; and
  4. Shall have an option to license future Monsanto Roundup Ready Genes on the same terms as those used in the current DPL licenses. Defendants may terminate this option at such time as the Acquirer of the Enhanced Stoneville Assets' total annual sales of cottonseed containing a non-Monsanto glyphosate tolerance gene being marketed by the Acquirer of the Enhanced Stoneville Assets as conferring glyphosate tolerance under the Stoneville and NexGen brands, exceed 60% of the Acquirer of the Enhanced Stoneville Assets' annual sales of cottonseed that is marketed as glyphosate tolerant under the Stoneville and NexGen brands. Defendants need not grant an option to any non-glyphosate herbicide tolerance trait stacked with any such glyphosate tolerance gene.

Table B — DPL Germplasm

00W12 (DP393) 05Y063
02T15 05Z629
02Z55 Delta Pearl
03Y047 DP 5690
03Y056 DP 491
03Y062 DP2156
04T048 DP565
04W019 DP5305
04Y341 DP5415
05X460 AZ2099



SCHEDULE C — THE VIPCOT ASSETS

1. All DPL Germplasm identified in Table C containing only a Syngenta trait; and, provided that Syngenta has obtained a license (identified in Section C.4. below) to the Roundup Ready Flex trait, all DPL Germplasm Lines identified in Table C containing a Syngenta trait and the Roundup Ready Flex trait. The Germplasm Lines identified in Table C shall be conveyed along with:

  1. Exclusive rights to commercialize varieties developed from the traited DPL Germplasm Lines identified in Table C, provided that any varieties commercialized from this Germplasm include, in addition to any other traits, the Cry67B event, Cry69D event, Cry02A event, or the Cot102 event;
  2. Exclusive rights to Breed with the traited DPL Germplasm Lines identified in Table C, provided that any varieties commercialized from such Breeding include, in addition to any other traits, either the Cry67B event, Cry69D event, Cry02A event, or the Cot102 event;
  3. Reports that provide all performance and other test results, phenotypic data, product descriptions, purity information, breeding histories, pedigrees and statuses for the Germplasm that is conveyed;
  4. At Syngenta's request, Fingerprint information regarding the Recurrent Parents of each of the DPL Germplasm Lines listed in Table C sufficient to allow Syngenta to reasonably perform Backcrossing with this Germplasm (subject to reasonable compensation from Syngenta for such services), if Syngenta does not possess, cannot reasonably develop itself or contract for, the capability to develop this Fingerprint information; and
  5. An exclusive license to commercialize varieties that contain the Cry67B event, Cry69D event, Cry02A event, or Cot102 event that are essentially derived from the Recurrent Parent Lines identified in Table C that are not otherwise being divested pursuant to Schedule B, which license shall require Monsanto to seek U.S. patents for those Recurrent Parent Lines and provide for enforcement of Syngenta's exclusive rights with respect to those lines.

2. Breeding quantities of the Recurrent Parents of each of the DPL Germplasm Lines identified in Table C, subject to a license to Syngenta (a) permitting use of the Recurrent Parents only for crossing or Backcrossing between a Line and its relevant Recurrent Parent; (b) requiring that the Recurrent Parent Germplasm be returned or destroyed no later than December 31, 2014; and (c) prohibiting transfer of the Recurrent Parent Germplasm to any third party other than with an exclusive license to the relevant Line derived from that Recurrent Parent, with the same limitations on use of the Recurrent Parent Germplasm.

3. A non-exclusive royalty-free license to a PCR assay and/or an ELISA assay to enable detection of Monsanto's Roundup Ready Flex trait.

4. A non-exclusive license to (a) develop, produce, and sell cottonseed containing the Roundup Ready Flex trait under the standard commercial terms offered by Defendant Monsanto, including changes required by this Decree to the standard license, and (b) transfer such cottonseed to a third party with a commercial Roundup Ready Flex license.

5. Defendant DPL's interest in Germplasm populations Introgressed with the Cry67B event, Cry69D event, Cry02A event, and/or the Cot102 in the U.S. cotton Breeding program that Defendant DPL purchased from Syngenta pursuant to an agreement dated May 15, 2006, along with any progeny of that material.

6. Defendant Monsanto may condition the divestitures on Syngenta's acknowledgment that Defendant Monsanto is not conveying to Syngenta any rights not held by Defendant DPL prior to Defendant Monsanto's acquisition of Defendant DPL.

7. Defendants acknowledge that nothing in this Final Judgment relating to the divestiture of the VipCot Assets shall, in and of itself, modify, alter, terminate or otherwise affect any rights and obligations in any contract between Syngenta and either of the Defendants in effect as of the date of the filing of the Complaint in this matter.

TABLE C — VipCot Germplasm
(V1 = Cot102; C1 = Cry67B; C2 = Cry69D, C3 =Cry02A; RF = Roundup Ready Flex)

Recurrent Parent V1C1RF V1C1 C1 V1 C1RF V1RF C2 C3 C2V1RF C3V1RF C2V1 C3V1
00H29 X   X       X X X X    
00S07   X X X X   X X        
00W12 X X X X   X X X X X X  
01W34   X   X   X            
02T15   X X X     X X     X X
02Z55   X X X   X X X        
02Z89   X                    
03H070   X X X     X X        
03Q066   X X X     X X        
03Y047   X X X     X X        
03Y056   X X X X   X X        
03Y062   X X X     X X        
04P011   X   X                
04P024   X   X                
04Q035   X   X                
04T042   X   X                
04T048   X X X     X X        
04T056   X   X                
04T067   X   X                
04V073   X X X X   X X        
04W019   X X X     X X     X  
04Y288   X   X             X  
04Y341   X X X X   X X        
04Z007   X                    
04Z353   X   X                
05H210   X                    
05H229   X   X                
05H270   X   X                
05H284   X X X     X X        
05Q153   X X       X X        
05T103   X   X                
05V341   X   X                
05X460   X X X     X X        
05Y063   X                    
05Y067   X                    
05Y070   X                    
05Z629   X X X     X X        
05Z855   X   X                
25105N   X X                  
DP491 X   X X X X X X X X X X
DP6207   X X       X X        
SG747   X X X     X X     X X
UA-4   X                    

SCHEDULE D — ADVANCED EXOTIC YIELD LINES
(The Lines identified by the following serial numbers or variety name in Defendant Monsanto's Breeding database)

MCS0719B2RF 60066403610 60066410398
MSC0720B2RF 60066403634 60066410475
MCS0721B2RF 60066404080 60066410502
MCS0722B2RF 60066404181 60066410552
MCS0723B2RF 60066404294 60066410588
MCS0724B2RF 60066404395 60066411326
MCS0725B2RF 60066404434 60066411883
MCS0726B2RF 60066404446 60066412001
MCS0727B2RF 60066404559 60066412164
MCS0728B2RF 60066404840 60066412380
MCS0729RF 60066405082 60066414586
MCS0730RF 60066404207 60066414649
MCS0731RF 60066405676 60066406666
MCS0732RF 60066405703 60066406767
MCS0733RF 60066406399 60066407644
MCS0734RF 60066406515 60066416821
MCS0735RF 60066407442 60066409686
MCS0736RF 60066415021 60066409701
MCS0737RF 60066415122 60066410146
MCS0738RF 60066415285 60067807314
MCS0739RF 60066407846 60067807720
MCS0740RF 60066416124 60067808924
60066412443 60066408519 60067809433
60066412455 60066408608 60067809774
60066412532 60066408747 60067810082
60066412683 60066409129 60067810208
60066412859 60066409131 60067810347
60066403254 60066409220 60067810501
60066403367 60066409585 60067811325
60066403418 60066410350 60067811642
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SCHEDULE E — MAB POPULATIONS
(The Lines identified by the following code numbers in Defendant Monsanto's Breeding database)

L0001 L0025 L0049 L0235 L0271 L0310 L0334 L0357 L0380 L0404
L0002 L0027 L0050 L0236 L0282 L0311 L0335 L0358 L0381 L0406
L0003 L0028 L0051 L0237 L0283 L0312 L0336 L0359 L0382 L0407
L0004 L0029 L0052 L0238 L0284 L0313 L0337 L0360 L0383 L0408
L0005 L0030 L0053 L0239 L0290 L0314 L0338 L0361 L0384 L0409
L0006 L0031 L0054 L0240 L0291 L0315 L0339 L0362 L0385 L0410
L0007 L0032 L0055 L0241 L0292 L0317 L0340 L0363 L0386 L0411
L0008 L0033 L0056 L0242 L0293 L0318 L0341 L0364 L0387 L1002
L0009 L0034 L0057 L0243 L0294 L0319 L0342 L0365 L0388 L1003
L0010 L0035 L0059 L0244 L0295 L0320 L0343 L0366 L0390 L1004
L0012 L0036 L0100 L0245 L0296 L0321 L0344 L0367 L0391 L1005
L0013 L0037 L0175 L0246 L0297 L0322 L0345 L0368 L0392 L1008
L0014 L0038 L0224 L0247 L0298 L0323 L0346 L0369 L0393 L1009
L0015 L0039 L0225 L0248 L0299 L0324 L0347 L0370 L0394  
L0016 L0040 L0226 L0249 L0301 L0325 L0348 L0371 L0395  
L0017 L0041 L0227 L0250 L0302 L0326 L0349 L0372 L0396  
L0018 L0042 L0228 L0251 L0303 L0327 L0350 L0373 L0397  
L0019 L0043 L0229 L0252 L0304 L0328 L0351 L0374 L0398  
L0020 L0044 L0230 L0253 L0305 L0329 L0352 L0375 L0399  
L0021 L0045 L0231 L0254 L0306 L0330 L0353 L0376 L0400  
L0022 L0046 L0232 L0255 L0307 L0331 L0354 L0377 L0401  
L0023 L0047 L0233 L0256 L0308 L0332 L0355 L0378 L0402  
L0024 L0048 L0234 L0257 L0309 L0333 L0356 L0379 L0403  

SCHEDULE F — DONOR LINES

MON 531 in Coker 312

MON 757 in any variety

MON 1445 in Coker 312

MON1698 in any variety

MON 15985 in DP50B or PS7

MON 88913 in Coker 130, PS7 or Suregro 125

MON15985 x MON 88913 in PS7 or Suregro 125

MON 1076 in any variety

MON 15947 in any variety

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Updated June 30, 2015