Voting rights

1. Details of issuer: Name:; 3. Details of person subject to the notification obligation: Massachusetts Financial Services Company; 2. Reason for notification: X Acquisition/disposal of shares with voting rights /W Acquisition/disposal of instruments /W Change of breakdown of voting rights /W Other reason:

Symrise AG: Release according to Article 40, Section 1 of the WpHG [the German Securities Trading Act] with the objective of Europe-wide distribution

Symrise AG

12.11.2019 / 14:30
Dissemination of a Voting Rights Announcement transmitted by DGAP - a service of EQS Group AG.
The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.


Notification of Major Holdings

1. Details of issuer
Name:Symrise AG
Street:Mühlenfeldstraße 1
Postal code:37603
City:Holzminden
Germany
Legal Entity Identifier (LEI):529900D82I6R9601CF26

2. Reason for notification
XAcquisition/disposal of shares with voting rights
 Acquisition/disposal of instruments
 Change of breakdown of voting rights
 Other reason:

3. Details of person subject to the notification obligation
Legal entity: Massachusetts Financial Services Company
City of registered office, country: Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America (USA)

4. Names of shareholder(s)
holding directly 3% or more voting rights, if different from 3.
MFS International Intrinsic Value Fund

5. Date on which threshold was crossed or reached:
06 Nov 2019

6. Total positions
 % of voting rights attached to shares
(total of 7.a.)
% of voting rights through instruments
(total of 7.b.1 + 7.b.2)
Total of both in %
(7.a. + 7.b.)
Total number of voting rights pursuant to Sec. 41 WpHG
New9.96 %0 %9.96 %135,426,610
Previous notification10.62 %n/a %n/a %/

7. Details on total positions
a. Voting rights attached to shares (Sec. 33, 34 WpHG)
ISINAbsoluteIn %
 Direct
(Sec. 33 WpHG)
Indirect
(Sec. 34 WpHG)
Direct
(Sec. 33 WpHG)
Indirect
(Sec. 34 WpHG)
DE000SYM999913492530 %9.96 %
Total134925309.96 %

b.1. Instruments according to Sec. 38 (1) no. 1 WpHG
Type of instrumentExpiration or maturity dateExercise or conversion periodVoting rights absoluteVoting rights in %
%
  Total %

b.2. Instruments according to Sec. 38 (1) no. 2 WpHG
Type of instrumentExpiration or maturity dateExercise or conversion periodCash or physical settlementVoting rights absoluteVoting rights in %
%
   Total %

8. Information in relation to the person subject to the notification obligation
 Person subject to the notification obligation is not controlled nor does it control any other undertaking(s) that directly or indirectly hold(s) an interest in the (underlying) issuer (1.).
XFull chain of controlled undertakings starting with the ultimate controlling natural person or legal entity:

Name% of voting rights (if at least 3% or more)% of voting rights through instruments (if at least 5% or more)Total of both (if at least 5% or more)
Massachusetts Financial Services Company8.56 % %8.56 %
MFS Institutional Advisors, Inc. % % %
3060097 Nova Scotia Company % % %
MFS Investment Management Canada Limited % % %
 
Massachusetts Financial Services Company8.56 % %8.56 %
MFS Institutional Advisors, Inc. % % %
 
Massachusetts Financial Services Company8.56 % %8.56 %
MFS Heritage Trust Company % % %
 
Massachusetts Financial Services Company8.56 % %8.56 %
MFS International Ltd. % % %
MFS International Holdings Pty Ltd % % %
MFS Investment Management Company (Lux) S.á.r.l. % % %
 
Massachusetts Financial Services Company8.56 % %8.56 %
MFS International Ltd. % % %
MFS International Holdings Pty Ltd % % %
MFS Investment Management K.K. % % %
 
Massachusetts Financial Services Company8.56 % %8.56 %
MFS International Ltd. % % %
MFS International Holdings Pty Ltd % % %
MFS International (U.K.) Limited % % %
 
Massachusetts Financial Services Company8.56 % %8.56 %
MFS International Ltd. % % %
MFS International Holdings Pty Ltd % % %
MFS International Singapore Pte. Ltd. % % %
 
Massachusetts Finacial Services Company8.56 % %8.56 %
MFS International Ltd. % % %
MFS International Holdings Pty Ltd % % %
MFS International Australia Pty Ltd % % %

9. In case of proxy voting according to Sec. 34 para. 3 WpHG
(only in case of attribution of voting rights in accordance with Sec. 34 para. 1 sent. 1 No. 6 WpHG)

Date of general meeting:
Holding total positions after general meeting (6.) after annual general meeting:
Proportion of voting rightsProportion of instrumentsTotal of both
% % %

10. Other explanatory remarks:
Reference is made to the disaggregation notice of Sun Life Financial, Inc. filed on 24 March 2017 according to which the investment managers of the group, Massachusetts Financial Services Company and its subsidiaries, continued to hold a reportable position as published by the issuer on 29 May 2015. 

Date
12 Nov 2019



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Language:English
Company:Symrise AG
Mühlenfeldstraße 1
37603 Holzminden
Germany
Internet:www.symrise.com


 
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