HOUSTON — April 19, 2010   Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) is pleased to welcome a new affiliate member, Bayer Corporation, the U.S. subsidiary of Bayer AG, a global enterprise with core competencies in the fields of health care, nutrition and high-tech materials that focuses on benefiting people and improving quality of life.

“Known for its innovation and growth, Bayer is a world leader in the development of sustainable solutions for high-performance materials, agricultural products and pharmaceuticals. Consumer Energy Alliance welcomes Bayer to the alliance. By working together, we can achieve a balanced energy policy for America encompassing all energy resources, including both traditional, such as oil and natural gas, as well as alternative, such as wind, water, solar and more,” said CEA President David Holt.

Tracing its roots to the 1860s, Bayer currently employs approximately 16,300 people in North America and markets more than 5,000 products worldwide, notably Aspirin®, which since its launch in 1899 has made the Bayer name world-famous like no other drug product. The corporation is comprised of three subgroups, each a leader in their respective fields: Bayer HealthCare, Bayer CropScience and Bayer MaterialScience.

“Bayer is proud to be a member of the Consumer Energy Alliance,” said Greg Babe, President & CEO of Bayer Corporation and Bayer MaterialScienceLLC. “The CEA plays a pivotal role in the energy sector, and we’re looking forward to working together on key energy issues facing the U.S.”

For more information on Bayer Corporation, visit http://www.bayerUS.com/.