Voting rights

a) Sun Life Financial Inc., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, informed us on February 20, 2015 in accordance

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 a) Sun Life Financial Inc., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, informed us on
    February 20, 2015 in accordance with Section 27a para. 1 of the German
    Securities Trading Act (WpHG) that, in relation to its notification
    made on January 28, 2015 (exceeding the threshold of 10% on January 23,
    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's subsidiaries −
    management firms that invest on behalf of their clients − 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 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, we
hereby give 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) (10.01% of the voting rights).

 

b) Sun Life Global Investments Inc., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, informed us
    on February 20, 2015 in accordance with Section 27a para. 1 of the
    German Securities Trading Act (WpHG) that, in relation to its
    notification made on January 28, 2015 (exceeding the threshold of 10%
    on January 23, 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's subsidiaries −
    management firms that invest on behalf of their clients − 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 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, we
hereby give 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)
(10.01% of the voting rights).

 

c) Sun Life Assurance Company of Canada - U.S. Operations Holdings, Inc.,
    Wellesley Hills, Massachusetts, USA, informed us on February 20, 2015
    in accordance with Section 27a para. 1 of the German Securities Trading
    Act (WpHG) that, in relation to its notification made on January 28,
    2015 (exceeding the threshold of 10% on January 23, 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's subsidiaries −
    management firms that invest on behalf of their clients − 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 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, we
hereby give 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) (10.01% of the voting rights).

 

d) Sun Life Financial (U.S.) Holdings, Inc., Wellesley Hills,
    Massachusetts, USA, informed us on February 20, 2015 in accordance with
    Section 27a para. 1 of the German Securities Trading Act (WpHG) that,
    in relation to its notification made on January 28, 2015 (exceeding the
    threshold of 10% on January 23, 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's subsidiaries −
    management firms that invest on behalf of their clients − 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 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, we
hereby give 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)
(10.01% of the voting rights).

 

e) Sun Life Financial (U.S.) Investments LLC, Wellesley Hills,
    Massachusetts, USA, informed us on February, 20 2015 in accordance with
    Section 27a para. 1 of the German Securities Trading Act (WpHG) that,
    in relation to its notification made on January 28, 2015 (exceeding the
    threshold of 10% on January 23, 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's subsidiaries −
    management firms that invest on behalf of their clients − 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 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, we
hereby give 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)
(10.01% of the voting rights).

 

f) Sun Life of Canada (U.S.) Financial Services Holdings, Inc., Boston,
    Massachusetts, USA, informed us on February 20, 2015 in accordance with
    Section 27a para. 1 of the German Securities Trading Act (WpHG) that,
    in relation to its notification made on January 28, 2015 (exceeding the
    threshold of 10% on January 23, 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's subsidiaries −
    management firms that invest on behalf of their clients − 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 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, we
hereby give 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)
(10.01% of the voting rights).

 

g) Massachusetts Financial Services Company (MFS), Boston, Massachusetts,
    USA, informed us on February 20, 2015 in accordance with Section 27a
    para. 1 of the German Securities Trading Act (WpHG) that, in relation
    to its notification made on January 28, 2015 (exceeding the threshold
    of 10% on January 23, 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, we
hereby give 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 (8.08% 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 (1.93% of the voting rights).



Holzminden, February 2015
Symrise Aktiengesellschaft

The Management Board



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