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November 2020

Corporate | Financial November 23, 2020

Symrise to expand Scent & Care Activities through Acquisition of Sensient’s Fragrances Business Unit

— Purchase agreement signed for fragrance and aroma chemicals business of Sensient

Technologies Corporation

— Significant step to further strengthen market leadership in renewable fragrance ingredients

— Further expansion of customer base and presence, particularly in EAME and Latin America

— Targeted investments to grow European fragrances R&D and...

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October 2020

Quarterly Statement January-September 2020

Corporate | Financial October 29, 2020

Symrise continues its robust course of growth

— Sales increase of 5.9 % compared to prior year period

— Organic sales growth of 3.3 % in the first nine months and 3.1 % in the third quarter

— Robust supply chain keeps all activities and locations fully operational throughout the Group

— Organic growth of 3 to 4 % expected for 2020

— Medium-term goals for 2025 confirmed

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August 2020

Corporate | Financial | Sustainability August 14, 2020

Symrise commits to sustainable supply chains

— 33 companies and organizations support German supply chain act

— Focus on sustainability, transparency and living conditions for local producers

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Interim Group Report H1 2020

Corporate | Financial August 6, 2020

Symrise achieves highly profitable growth in a challenging market environment

— Year-on-year sales increase of 7.6 % during global coronavirus pandemic

— Organic sales growth of 3.4 % in the first six months and 4.6 % in the second quarter

— EBITDA margin improved to an outstanding 21.6 %

— 2020 outlook for the EBITDA margin raised to a range of 21 to 22 %

— Sales goal for 2020 and medium-term goals for 2025 confirmed

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June 2020

Corporate | Financial June 24, 2020

Symrise has issued a € 500 million bond

— Successful placement confirms investors' great confidence in the Group's strategy and financial strength

— Issue with a term of 7 years was several times oversubscribed

— Coupon of 1.375 %

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Corporate | Financial June 18, 2020

Michael König elected Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Symrise AG

— Michael König succeeds Dr. Winfried Steeger, who retires from the Supervisory Board

— Michael König has long-standing management experience

— Peter Vanacker appointed as a new member of the Supervisory Board

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May 2020

Corporate | Financial May 6, 2020

Symrise Annual General Meeting to be held as online event on 17 June 2020

— Shareholders should be able to exercise their rights without delay

— Proposed dividend unchanged at 95 € cents per share

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April 2020

Quarterly Statement January-March 2020

Corporate | Financial April 28, 2020

Symrise continues to grow in challenging market environment

— Sales up 8.0 % to € 917.1 million

— Excellent contribution to growth by ADF/IDF Group following acquisition in 2019

— Organic growth at 2.3 %, adjusted for portfolio and exchange rate effects

— Symrise confident for the fiscal year, targets through to the end of 2025 confirmed

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March 2020

Symrise successfully continues profitable growth

Corporate | Financial March 10, 2020

Symrise successfully continues profitable growth

— Group sales in reporting currency up 8.0 % to € 3,408 million

— 5.7 % organic sales growth

— Increase in operating result (EBITDA(N)) by 12.2 % to over € 707 million

— EBITDA(N) margin up to 20.8 %

— Normalized net income for fiscal year rises by 10.2 % to over € 304 million

— Dividend increase from € 0.90 to € 0.95 per share proposed

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February 2020

Ad-Hoc February 3, 2020

Symrise AG: Preliminary announcement of the publication of financial reports according to Articles 114, 115, 117 of the WpHG [the German Securities Act]

Symrise AG / Preliminary announcement on the disclosure of financial statements

03.02.2020 / 16:58

Preliminary announcement of the publication of financial reports according to Articles 114, 115, 117 of the WpHG [the German Securities Act] transmitted by DGAP - a service of EQS Group AG.

The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.

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A rating from CDP

Corporate | Financial | Sustainability February 3, 2020

Symrise receives international “A” rating from CDP for outstanding environmental protection

— Water rating from CDP awards Symrise a place on the non-profit organization’s prestigious A-list

— Forest protection measures also recognized with a “Leadership A-” rating

— Leading position in the three CDP rating categories of climate, water and forests

— Performance among the best of more than 8,400 companies reporting worldwide

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January 2020


Corporate | Financial | Sustainability January 20, 2020

Symrise receives top score of A in international climate protection rating

— Prestigious nonprofit organization CDP awards Symrise highest ranking

— Key climate figures from the Holzminden-based Group among the best of more than 8,400 analyzed companies from around the world

— Symrise reduces greenhouse gas emissions by one-third ahead of schedule

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Corporate | Financial January 20, 2020

Michael König appointed to Symrise Supervisory Board

— Dr. Thomas Rabe left the Supervisory Board at his own request on 31 December 2019

— New member Michael König has extensive experience in various leadership roles

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Dec 13, 2019

#FoodForFuture: Sustainable and authentic taste for alternative proteins

DQS CFS GmbH, the German Association for Sustainability, has again certified