May 2014

May 14, 2014

Symrise AG sets placement price of new shares - all shares offered successfully placed

Symrise AG sets placement price of new shares - all shares offered successfully placed


Symrise AG / Key word(s): Corporate Action

14.05.2014 09:40

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Symrise sets placement price of new shares - all shares offered
successfully placed

Holzminden, 14 May 2014 - Symrise AG has successfully placed 11,150,000 new
shares issued from authorised capital in an accelerated bookbuilding with
institutional investors. The placement price for the new shares has been
set at EUR 36.00. As a result of the capital increase, the company will
receive gross proceeds of around EUR 401.4 million which shall be used as
an element of the refinancing of the bridge financing for the intended
acquisition of the French Diana Group.

The number of shares issued by Symrise AG after completion of the capital
raising will amount to 129,323,300 shares. The registration of the capital
increase in the commercial register of the local court of Hildesheim is
expected for 15 May 2014. The new shares will be admitted to trading
without a prospectus and included in the existing quotation for Symrise
shares in the sub-segment of the regulated market with additional
post-admission obligations (Prime Standard) on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange
and carry dividend rights from 1 January 2014. The shares will not be
entitled to the proposed dividend for the fiscal year 2013.

J.P. Morgan Securities plc is acting as Bookrunner, COMMERZBANK
Aktiengesellschaft is acting as Co-Bookrunner in connection with the
accelerated bookbuild. Rabobank International and SEB are acting as
Co-Managers.

Disclaimer

This document and the information contained herein are not for distribution
in or into the United States of America (including its territories and
possessions, any state of the United States of America and the District of
Columbia) (the "United States"), Canada, Australia or Japan. This document
does not constitute, or form part of, an offer to sell, or a solicitation
of an offer to purchase, any securities (the "Shares") of Symrise AG (the
"Company") in the United States. The Shares of the Company have not been
and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933 (the
"Securities Act") and may not be offered or sold within the United States
absent registration or an applicable exemption from, or in a transaction
not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act. Any
sale in the United States of the securities mentioned in this communication
will be made solely to "qualified institutional buyers" as defined in Rule
144A under the Securities Act.


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Language: English
Company: Symrise AG
Mühlenfeldstraße 1
37603 Holzminden
Germany
Phone: +49 (0)5531 90 0
Fax:
E-mail: ir@symrise.com
Internet: www.symrise.com
ISIN: DE000SYM9999
WKN: SYM999
Indices: MDAX
Listed: Regulierter Markt in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Freiverkehr
in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Hannover, München, Stuttgart

End of Announcement DGAP News-Service

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Contact

Tobias Erfurth
Head of Investor Relations

Phone: +49 (0) 5531 90 1879
E-mail: IR(at)symrise.com

Annika Stern
Phone: +49 (0) 5531 90 1547
E-mail: IR(at)symrise.com

Christian Haverkamp
Phone: +49 (0) 5531 90 1910
E-mail: IR(at)symrise.com

We are happy to answer your questions about the Symrise share and other capital market topics. Contacts for other topics can be found at the contact overview or at careers.

Please send any voting rights notifications by fax to:
+49 (0) 5531/90 48 678 (LegalAdvice(at)symrise.com)

The corporate headquarters in Holzminden can be reached at:
Telephone: +49 (0) 5531/90-0
E-mail: info(at)symrise.com