Bayer to boost U.S. jobs, investments amid Monsanto deal: Trump spokesman

Bayer AG has pledged to boost its investments in the United States amid its deal to buy U.S. seeds giant Monsanto, investing $8 billion in research and development and adding American jobs, U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's spokesman said on Tuesday.

Continue Reading Below

The German drugs and pesticides maker pledged to maintain its more than 9,000 U.S. jobs and add 3,000 new U.S. high-tech positions, Sean Spicer told reporters in a conference call following Trump's meeting with the chief executives of both companies last week.

(Reporting by Susan Heavey and Doina Chiacu; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)