Voting rights

Voting rights notification pursuant to § 27a Paragraph 1 of the German Securities Trading Act (WpHG)

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11.06.2015 11:35

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Voting rights notification pursuant to § 27a Paragraph 1 of the German
Securities Trading Act (WpHG)


a) Sun Life Financial Inc., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, informed us on June
10, 2015 in accordance with Section 27a para. 1 of the German Securities
Trading Act (WpHG) that, in relation to its notification made on May 26,
2015 (exceeding the threshold of 10% on May 21, 2015), it aims at the
following objectives with the purchase of the voting rights:

The Notifying Party does not directly hold any voting rights in the Issuer.
All voting rights are fully attributed from subsidiaries of the Notifying
Party that manage the funds holding voting rights directly, according to
Section 22 para. 1 sentence 1 no. 6 of the German Securities Trading Act
(WpHG) in connection with sentence 2 of the German Securities Trading Act
(WpHG).


1. The investment decisions of the Notifying Party or of its subsidiaries
are solely aimed at generating trading profits.

The investment is therefore not aimed at implementing strategic objectives.

2. The Notifying Party does not currently plan to acquire (further) voting
rights within the next twelve months by means of a purchase or by any other
means. However, it is possible that funds managed by the Notifying Party or
by subsidiaries of the Notifying Party will purchase further voting rights,
and if so, most likely within the next twelve months, provided that the
purchase of voting rights is deemed beneficial to the subsidiary's clients.
These voting rights would then again be fully attributed to the Notifying
Party.

3. The Notifying Party does not intend to exert any influence on the
appointment or removal of members of the Issuer's administrative, managing
and supervisory bodies.

4. The Notifying Party does not intend to purchase a material change in the
Issuer's capital structure, in particular as regards the ratio between own
funds and external funds and the dividend policy.

In respect of the origin of the funds used to acquire the voting rights,
the Notifying Party hereby gives notice according to Section 27a para. 1
sentence 4 of the German Securities Trading Act (WpHG) that the Notifying
Party did not raise any equity or debt funds for the acquisition of the
voting rights.

All voting rights were fully attributed according to Section 22 para. 1
sentence 1 no. 6 of the German Securities Trading Act (WpHG) in conjunction
with Section 22 para. 1 sentence 2 of the German Securities Trading Act
(WpHG) (10.62% of the voting rights).


b) Sun Life Global Investments Inc., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, informed us
on June 10, 2015 in accordance with Section 27a para. 1 of the German
Securities Trading Act (WpHG) that, in relation to its notification made on
May 26, 2015 (exceeding the threshold of 10% on May 21, 2015), it aims at
the following objectives with the purchase of the voting rights:

The Notifying Party does not directly hold any voting rights in the Issuer.
All voting rights are fully attributed from subsidiaries of the Notifying
Party that manage the funds holding voting rights directly, according to
Section 22 para. 1 sentence 1 no. 6 of the German Securities Trading Act
(WpHG) in connection with sentence 2 of the German Securities Trading Act
(WpHG).


1. The investment decisions of the Notifying Party or of its subsidiaries
are solely aimed at generating trading profits.

The investment is therefore not aimed at implementing strategic objectives.

2. The Notifying Party does not currently plan to acquire (further) voting
rights within the next twelve months by means of a purchase or by any other
means. However, it is possible that funds managed by the Notifying Party or
by subsidiaries of the Notifying Party will purchase further voting rights,
and if so, most likely within the next twelve months, provided that the
purchase of voting rights is deemed beneficial to the subsidiary's clients.
These voting rights would then again be fully attributed to the Notifying
Party.

3. The Notifying Party does not intend to exert any influence on the
appointment or removal of members of the Issuer's administrative, managing
and supervisory bodies.

4. The Notifying Party does not intend to pursue a material change in the
Issuer's capital structure, in particular as regards the ratio between own
funds and external funds and the dividend policy.

In respect of the origin of the funds used to acquire the voting rights,
the Notifying Party hereby gives notice according to Section 27a para. 1
sentence 4 of the German Securities Trading Act (WpHG) that the Notifying
Party did not raise any equity or debt funds for the acquisition of the
voting rights.

All voting rights were attributed according to Section 22 para. 1 sentence
1 no. 6 of the German Securities Trading Act (WpHG) in conjunction with
Section 22 para. 1 sentence 2 of the German Securities Trading Act (WpHG)
(10.62% of the voting rights).


c) Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada - U.S. Operations Holdings, Inc.,
Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts, USA, informed us on June 10, 2015 in
accordance with Section 27a para. 1 of the German Securities Trading Act
(WpHG) that, in relation to its notification made on May 26, 2015
(exceeding the threshold of 10% on May 21, 2015), it aims at the following
objectives with the purchase of the voting rights:

The Notifying Party does not directly hold any voting rights in the Issuer.
All voting rights are fully attributed from subsidiaries of the Notifying
Party that manage the funds holding voting rights directly, according to
Section 22 para. 1 sentence 1 no. 6 of the German Securities Trading Act
(WpHG) in connection with sentence 2 of the German Securities Trading Act
(WpHG).

1. The investment decisions of the Notifying Party or of its subsidiaries
are solely aimed at generating trading profits.

The investment is therefore not aimed at implementing strategic objectives.

2. The Notifying Party does not currently plan to acquire (further) voting
rights within the next twelve months by means of a purchase or by any other
means. However, it is possible that funds managed by the Notifying Party or
by subsidiaries of the Notifying Party will purchase further voting rights,
and if so, most likely within the next twelve months, provided that the
purchase of voting rights is deemed beneficial to the subsidiary's clients.
These voting rights would then again be fully attributed to the Notifying
Party.

3. The Notifying Party does not intend to exert any influence on the
appointment or removal of members of the Issuer's administrative, managing
and supervisory bodies.

4. The Notifying Party does not intend to pursue a material change in the
Issuer's capital structure, in particular as regards the ratio between own
funds and external funds and the dividend policy.

In respect of the origin of the funds used to acquire the voting rights,
the Notifying Party hereby gives notice according to Section 27a para. 1
sentence 4 of the German Securities Trading Act (WpHG) that the Notifying
Party did not raise any equity or debt funds for the acquisition of the
voting rights.

All voting rights were fully attributed according to Section 22 para. 1
sentence 1 no. 6 of the German Securities Trading Act (WpHG) in conjunction
with Section 22 para. 1 sentence 2 of the German Securities Trading Act
(WpHG) (10.62% of the voting rights).


d) Sun Life Financial (U.S.) Holdings, Inc., Wellesley Hills,
Massachusetts, USA, informed us on June 10, 2015 in accordance with Section
27a para. 1 of the German Securities Trading Act (WpHG) that, in relation
to its notification made on May 26, 2015 (exceeding the threshold of 10% on
May 21, 2015), it aims at the following objectives with the purchase of the
voting rights:

The Notifying Party does not directly hold any voting rights in the Issuer.
All voting rights are fully attributed from subsidiaries of the Notifying
Party that manage the funds holding voting rights directly, according to
Section 22 para. 1 sentence 1 no. 6 of the German Securities Trading Act
(WpHG) in connection with sentence 2 of the German Securities Trading Act
(WpHG).

1. The investment decisions of the Notifying Party or of its subsidiaries
are solely aimed at generating trading profits.

The investment is therefore not aimed at implementing strategic objectives.

2. The Notifying Party does not currently plan to acquire (further) voting
rights within the next twelve months by means of a purchase or by any other
means. However, it is possible that funds managed by the Notifying Party or
by subsidiaries of the Notifying Party will purchase further voting rights,
and if so, most likely within the next twelve months, provided that the
purchase of voting rights is deemed beneficial to the subsidiary's clients.
These voting rights would then again be fully attributed to the Notifying
Party.

3. The Notifying Party does not intend to exert any influence on the
appointment or removal of members of the Issuer's administrative, managing
and supervisory bodies.

4. The Notifying Party does not intend to pursue a material change in the
Issuer's capital structure, in particular as regards the ratio between own
funds and external funds and the dividend policy.

In respect of the origin of the funds used to acquire the voting rights,
the Notifying Party hereby gives notice according to Section 27a para. 1
sentence 4 of the German Securities Trading Act (WpHG) that the Notifying
Party did not raise any equity or debt funds for the acquisition of the
voting rights.

All voting rights were attributed according to Section 22 para. 1 sentence
1 no. 6 of the German Securities Trading Act (WpHG) in conjunction with
Section 22 para. 1 sentence 2 of the German Securities Trading Act (WpHG)
(10.62% of the voting rights).


e) Sun Life Financial (U.S.) Investments LLC, Wellesley Hills,
Massachusetts, USA, informed us on June 10, 2015 in accordance with Section
27a para. 1 of the German Securities Trading Act (WpHG) that, in relation
to its notification made on May 26, 2015 (exceeding the threshold of 10% on
May 21, 2015), it aims at the following objectives with the purchase of the
voting rights:

The Notifying Party does not directly hold any voting rights in the Issuer.
All voting rights are fully attributed from subsidiaries of the Notifying
Party that manage the funds holding voting rights directly, according to
Section 22 para. 1 sentence 1 no. 6 of the German Securities Trading Act
(WpHG) in connection with sentence 2 of the German Securities Trading Act
(WpHG).

1. The investment decisions of the Notifying Party'and of its subsidiaries
are solely aimed at generating trading profits.

The investment is therefore not aimed at implementing strategic objectives.

2. The Notifying Party does not currently plan to acquire (further) voting
rights within the next twelve months by means of a purchase or by any other
means. However, it is possible that funds managed by the Notifying Party or
by subsidiaries of the Notifying Party will purchase further voting rights,
and if so, most likely within the next twelve months, provided that the
purchase of voting rights is deemed beneficial to the subsidiary's clients.
These voting rights would then again be fully attributed to the Notifying
Party.

3. The Notifying Party does not intend to exert any influence on the
appointment or removal of members of the Issuer's administrative, managing
and supervisory bodies.

4. The Notifying Party does not intend to pursue a material change in the
Issuer's capital structure, in particular as regards the ratio between own
funds and external funds and the dividend policy.

In respect of the origin of the funds used to acquire the voting rights,
the Notifying Party hereby gives notice according to Section 27a para. 1
sentence 4 of the German Securities Trading Act (WpHG) that the Notifying
Party did not raise any equity or debt funds for the acquisition of the
voting rights.

All voting rights were attributed according to Section 22 para. 1 sentence
1 no. 6 of the German Securities Trading Act (WpHG) in conjunction with
Section 22 para. 1 sentence 2 of the German Securities Trading Act (WpHG)
(10.62% of the voting rights).

f) Sun Life of Canada (U.S.) Financial Services Holdings, Inc., Boston,
Massachusetts, USA, informed us on June 10, 2015 in accordance with Section
27a para. 1 of the German Securities Trading Act (WpHG) that, in relation
to its notification made on May 26, 2015 (exceeding the threshold of 10% on
May 21, 2015), it aims at the following objectives with the purchase of the
voting rights:

The Notifying Party does not directly hold any voting rights in the Issuer.
All voting rights are fully attributed from subsidiaries of the Notifying
Party that manage the funds holding voting rights directly, according to
Section 22 para. 1 sentence 1 no. 6 of the German Securities Trading Act
(WpHG) in connection with sentence 2 of the German Securities Trading Act
(WpHG).

1. The investment decisions of the Notifying Party or of its subsidiaries
are solely aimed at generating trading profits.

The investment is therefore not aimed at implementing strategic objectives.

2. The Notifying Party does not currently plan to acquire (further) voting
rights within the next twelve months by means of a purchase or by any other
means. However, it is possible that funds managed by the Notifying Party or
by subsidiaries of the Notifying Party will purchase further voting rights,
and if so, most likely within the next twelve months, provided that the
purchase of voting rights is deemed beneficial to the subsidiary's clients.
These voting rights would then again be fully attributed to the Notifying
Party.

3. The Notifying Party does not intend to exert any influence on the
appointment or removal of members of the Issuer's administrative, managing
and supervisory bodies.

4. The Notifying Party does not intend to pursue a material change in the
Issuer's capital structure, in particular as regards the ratio between own
funds and external funds and the dividend policy.

In respect of the origin of the funds used to acquire the voting rights,
the Notifying Party hereby gives notice according to Section 27a para. 1
sentence 4 of the German Securities Trading Act (WpHG) that the Notifying
Party did not raise any equity or debt funds for the acquisition of the
voting rights.

All voting rights were attributed according to Section 22 para. 1 sentence
1 no. 6 of the German Securities Trading Act (WpHG) in conjunction with
Section 22 para. 1 sentence 2 of the German Securities Trading Act (WpHG)
(10.62% of the voting rights).


g) Massachusetts Financial Services Company (MFS), Boston, Massachusetts,
USA, informed us on June 10, 2015 in accordance with Section 27a para. 1 of
the German Securities Trading Act (WpHG) that, in relation to its
notification made on May 26, 2015 (exceeding the threshold of 10% on May
21, 2015), it aims at the following objectives with the purchase of the
voting rights:

The Notifying Party does not directly hold any voting rights in the Issuer.
All voting rights are fully attributed either from own management activity
pursuant to Section 22 para. 1 sentence 1 no. 6 of the German Securities
Trading Act (WpHG) or from subsidiaries of the Notifying Party that manage
the funds holding voting rights directly, according to Section 22 para. 1
sentence 1 no. 6 of the German Securities Trading Act (WpHG) in connection
with sentence 2 of the German Securities Trading Act (WpHG).


1. The investment decisions of the Notifying Party or of its subsidiaries
are solely aimed at generating trading profits.

The investment is therefore not aimed at implementing strategic objectives.

2. The Notifying Party does not currently plan to acquire (further) voting
rights within the next twelve months by means of a purchase or by any other
means. However, it is possible that funds managed by the Notifying Party or
by subsidiaries of the Notifying Party will purchase further voting rights,
and if so, most likely within the next twelve months, provided that the
purchase of voting rights is deemed beneficial to the subsidiary's clients.
These voting rights would then again be fully attributed to the Notifying
Party.

3. The Notifying Party does not intend to exert any influence on the
appointment or removal of members of the Issuer's administrative, managing
and supervisory bodies.

4. The Notifying Party does not intend to pursue a material change in the
Issuer's capital structure, in particular as regards the ratio between own
funds and external funds and the dividend policy.

In respect of the origin of the funds used to acquire the voting rights,
the Notifying Party hereby gives notice according to Section 27a para. 1
sentence 4 WpHG that the Notifying Party did not raise any equity or debt
funds for the acquisition of the voting rights.

All voting rights were attributed according to Section 22 para. 1 sentence
1 no. 6 WpHG (8.82% of the voting rights) or according to Section 22 para.
1 sentence 1 no. 6 WpHG in conjunction with Section 22 para. 1 sentence 2
WpHG (1.80% of the voting rights),


Holzminden, June 2015


Symrise Aktiengesellschaft


The Management Board



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