Bayer CEO wins first AGM shareholder vote

FILE PHOTO: Bill Anderson, who will take over as CEO of German drugmaker Bayer poses for a picture in Leverkusen

(Reuters) - Bayer CEO Bill Anderson on Friday won a vote of confidence at his first annual general meeting (AGM) at the helm of the embattled healthcare and agriculture group, defying a challenge from one German fund managing house.

Bayer said investors with 91.69% of the equity capital represented at the AGM voted in favour of the CEO and his top management team in an election to ratify their conduct in 2023.

(Reporting by Ludwig Burger and Sarah Marsh)