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January 2019

Gold for Symrise

Corporate | Financial January 17, 2019

Symrise updates long-term targets and aims to further expand its business until 2025

— Target corridor of 5 to 7 % for average annual sales growth (CAGR)

— Increased profitability with EBITDA margin in the range of 20 to 23 % from 2020 onward

— Continuation of successful strategy

— Expansion of portfolio and sharpening the product mix: focus on high-margin applications

— Updated targets for sustainability balance planned.


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Corporate | Financial January 31, 2019

Symrise strengthens Pet Food activities and expands US footprint with acquisition of ADF/IDF

— ADF/IDF is a leading meat and egg-based protein specialist and pioneer in all

natural nutrition ingredients generating annual sales of $ 220 million

— The nutrition and taste solutions to the pet food and food segments are highly

complementary to Symrise offerings

— A perfect fit in terms of culture and...

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Ad-Hoc January 31, 2019


Symrise AG: Mergers & Acquisitions: Signing of agreement to acquire International Dehydrated Foods, Inc., American Dehydrated Foods, Inc. as well as IsoNova Technologies LLC


Symrise AG / Key word(s): Mergers & Acquisitions/ExpansionSymrise AG: Mergers & Acquisitions: Signing

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February 2019

Ad-Hoc February 7, 2019


Symrise AG: Capital increase against cash contributions by way of an accelerated bookbuilding process


Symrise AG / Key word(s): Capital Increase/Mergers & AcquisitionsSymrise AG: Capital increase against

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Ad-Hoc February 8, 2019


Symrise AG: Symrise sets placement price of new shares - 5,614,036 shares successfully placed.


Symrise AG / Key word(s): Capital IncreaseSymrise AG: Symrise sets placement price of new shares - 5,614,036

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Corporate | Financial February 8, 2019

Symrise successfully completes capital increase

— Strong investor demand

— 5.614 million new shares placed

— Gross proceeds amount of € 400 million

— First refinancing element for acquisition of US company ADF/IDF completed

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Protecting climate, water and forests

Scent and Care | Corporate | Financial February 22, 2019

Protecting climate, water and forests: Symrise again rated well

— Nonprofit organization CDP awards Symrise A- and B grades

— Symrise is one of the most sustainable companies in its industry

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March 2019

Corporate | Financial March 13, 2019

Symrise successfully continues profitable growth course in 2018

— Strong organic sales growth of 8.8 %

— Sales increase of 5.3 % to € 3,154 million (reporting currency)

— Solid earnings with EBITDA at € 631million and EBITDA margin at 20.0 %

— Net income increases to over € 275 million

— Dividend increase to € 0.90 per share proposed


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April 2019

Ad-Hoc April 26, 2019


Symrise AG: New Chairman of Supervisory Board


Symrise AG / Key word(s): PersonnelSymrise AG: New Chairman of Supervisory Board26-Apr-2019 / 08:55 CET/CESTDisclosure

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Quarterly Statement January-March 2019

Corporate | Financial April 30, 2019

Symrise posts strong growth of 9.3 % in the first quarter

— Group sales rise to € 848.8 million

— Organic growth, adjusted for exchange rate effects, of 8.2 %

— Company reaffirms 2019 guidance and long-term targets until the end of 2025


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May 2019


Corporate | Financial May 6, 2019

Symrise acquires Italian biotech company Cutech

— Adds competitive edge in bio-analytical methods

— Expands R&D capacities for the efficacy testing of cosmetic ingredients

— Accelerates the development of active ingredients based on predictive ex vivo models

— Unique pre-clinical screening services provided to the cosmetic industry

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Corporate | Financial May 8, 2019

Symrise announces Califormulations, LLC: A unique platform to foster beverage innovation

— End-to-end beverage concepts for the North American market

— A new 100,000 sq ft innovation campus located in Georgia

— Integrated access to Symrise locations

— Focused innovation with high degree of agility and flexibility

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Symrise 3 flags

Corporate | Financial May 23, 2019

Symrise completes € 500 million bond placement

— Successful placement underscores investors' trust in corporate strategy and financial strength

— Bond issue, with a maturity of 6.5 years, was heavily oversubscribed

— 1.25 % coupon

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August 2019

Ad-Hoc August 7, 2019


Symrise AG: Dr Winfried Steeger - new Chairman of the Supervisory Board


Symrise AG / Key word(s): PersonnelSymrise AG: Dr Winfried Steeger - new Chairman of the Supervisory

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Corporate | Financial August 7, 2019

Dr. Winfried Steeger has been elected as new Chairman of the Symrise Supervisory Board

— Dr. Winfried Steeger succeeds Dr. Thomas Rabe, who is resigning as Chairman of the Supervisory Board at his own request effective 7 August 2019

— Dr. Steeger is a member of the Supervisory Board of Symrise AG since 2012 and has many years of leadership experience and recognized expertise


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H1 2019 Report

Corporate | Financial August 8, 2019

Symrise achieves strong revenue growth of 7.4 % in the first half of the year

— Profitability at good level with an EBITDA(N) margin of 20.8 %

— Outlook 2019 specified: Normalized EBITDA margin expected to be around 21 %

— Growth target for the full year and long-term goals for 2025 confirmed

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October 2019

Flavor | Nutrition | Scent and Care | Corporate | Financial | Sustainability October 10, 2019

Symrise expands innovation center in Indonesia

— Strengthened presence in emerging Southeast Asian markets

— Location close to sustainably cultivated raw materials

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Financial Information 9M 2019

Corporate | Financial October 29, 2019

Symrise with continued sales growth of 7.1 %

— Group sales increase to € 2,551 million

— Strong performance in all segments

— Company reaffirms outlook for 2019 and long-term targets

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Corporate | Financial October 30, 2019

Symrise reaches milestone towards completion of ADF/IDF acquisition

— Agreement with U.S. Department of Justice regarding clearance of the acquisition of ADF/IDF

— Sale of manufacturing site in Banks

— Strategic rationale of ADF/IDF acquisition not impacted by divestment

— Closing of ADF/IDF transaction expected in a timely manner

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November 2019

Corporate | Financial November 4, 2019

Symrise successfully closes acquisition of ADF/IDF

— Clearance received from Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice to acquire ADF/IDF

— Integration process to begin immediately

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Sep 1, 2017

Symrise Again Certified as a “Green Company”

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