Holzminden, 28 July 2014 - With the approval of the Supervisory Board, the Management Board of Symrise

Symrise AG: Capital increase against contribution in kind


Symrise AG  / Key word(s): Capital Increase/Acquisition

28.07.2014 20:23

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Holzminden, 28 July 2014 - With the approval of the Supervisory Board, the
Management Board of Symrise AG today resolved to increase the company's
share capital of EUR 129,323,300.00 to EUR 129,812,574.00 by issuing
489,274 new no par value bearer shares carrying dividend rights from 1
January 2014 from the authorised capital and to exclude the pre-emptive
rights of the shareholders ("New Shares").

The New Shares will be issued against contribution in kind of 2,847,558
shares of Kerisper S.A.S., the holding entity of the Diana group, by 28
senior executives of Kerisper S.A.S. The Management Board of Symrise AG has
valued each share in Kerisper S.A.S. with EUR 6.8868, and each New Share
with today's XETRA closing price of EUR 40.08.

The New Shares will be issued upon registration with the commercial
register, and will be admitted to trading without a prospectus on the
regulated market (Prime Standard) of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange
immediately thereafter.

The implementation of this capital increase is the final element for the
provision of the consideration for the acquisition of the French Diana
Group, a leading supplier to the food, pet food, nutraceutical, aquaculture
and cosmetics industries. The final closing of the transaction will take
place on July 29, 2014.

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Language:     English
Company:      Symrise AG
              Mühlenfeldstraße 1
              37603 Holzminden
Phone:        +49 (0)5531 90 0
ISIN:         DE000SYM9999
WKN:          SYM999
Indices:      MDAX
Listed:       Regulierter Markt in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Freiverkehr
              in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Hannover, München, Stuttgart
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