February 2017

Corporate February 8, 2017

Goodman expands logistics portfolio with Symrise in the Port of Hamburg

Goodman Group, a global leading owner, developer and manager of logistics real estate, is developing a new 12,700 sqm logistics centre in Altenwerder Freight Village in the Port of Hamburg. The facility is divided into two units, from which Goodman is constructing 7,100 sqm for Symrise, a leading supplier of fragrances and flavours. A further 5,600 sqm of logistics...

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March 2017

Scent and Care | Corporate March 1, 2017

Cosmetic Ingredients SymUrban® and Thermolat® Win PCHi Awards 2017

— Awards path-breaking for the Asian market

— Presentation of innovative products relating to the main topics of the trade show


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Corporate | Financial March 14, 2017

Symrise reports strong sales and earnings growth in 2016

— Group sales up 12 % to € 2,903.2 million

— EBITDAN increase of 9 % to € 625.2 million

— EBITDAN margin with 21.5 % again at high level

— Normalized net income for fiscal year up 8 % to € 265.9 million

— Dividend increase to € 0.85 per share proposed


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April 2017

Corporate | Sustainability April 7, 2017

Goodman and Symrise Celebrate Topping Out of 12,700 m2 Logistics Center at the Port of Hamburg

Goodman, a globally leading owner, developer and manager of logistics properties, and its customer, Symrise, have celebrated the topping out of a new 12,700 m2 logistics center in the Altenwerder freight village at the Port of Hamburg. About 80 guests attended the ceremony, including representatives of the Hamburg Port Authority (HPA). Symrise, a provider of...

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Scent and Care | Corporate April 27, 2017

Cosmetic ingredients Thermolat® and Dragosine® awarded with BSB Innovation Prizes in London

— Symrise’s innovative warming ingredient Thermolat® won the category Cosmetics/Innovative Ingredients/functionals and recipients


— Multifunctional anti-aging peptide Dragosine® won 3rd prize in the category Cosmetics/Innovative Ingredients/actives and naturals


— The awards underscore the Holzminden-based company’s outstanding market position

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May 2017

Corporate | Financial May 9, 2017

Symrise with a successful start in 2017

— Group sales up by 4.6 % to € 765.2 million

— Adjusted for portfolio and exchange rate effects, organic growth amounts to 5.3 %

— Growth across all segments

— EBITDA up by 4.4 % to € 165.5 million

— EBITDA margin with 21.6 % at a high level

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Scent and Care | Corporate May 24, 2017

Symrise Launches New Asia-Pacific Innovation and Technology Centre

— Innovation-centric expansion to boost regional and local food manufacturing capabilities

— To contribute to Singapore’s vision of becoming Asia’s regional food & nutrition hub

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Corporate | Financial May 30, 2017

Symrise expands presence in British beverage market through acquisition of Cobell Limited

— Cobell as number one supplier for juices in Great Britain ideally complements Symrise’s activities

— Symrise to increase customer proximity in the British beverage market segment

— Cobell and Symrise to become the leading single source for beverage ingredients and formulations


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June 2017

Scent and Care | Corporate June 2, 2017

Symrise unveils Creative Centre in Mumbai to enable innovation and customer proximity

— Creative & development hub in Mumbai as part of global innovation initiatives launched

— Houses state-of-the-art development lab for fragrances and cosmetic ingredients

— Consumer interaction centres, offices and to serve as national hub for oral care and cosmetic ingredient development

— Unveils cutting-edge technology to map consumer insights and preferences


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Corporate | Financial June 13, 2017

Symrise AG places €400m convertible bonds

— Market environment offers attractive terms

— Issue Price: 100 per cent

— Maturity: 7 years

— Non-Conversion Period: 5 years

— Proceeds to be used for the refinancing of existing loan and capital markets indebtedness and for general corporate purposes of the Company

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Scent and Care | Corporate June 16, 2017

Symrise receives Fragrance Foundation Award 2017

— Fragrance Foundation Perfume Extraordinaire Award for Quartana Parfums’ Poppy Soma

— Created by Symrise Master Perfumer Emilie Coppermann and David Apel

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July 2017

Corporate July 13, 2017

Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong Appoints Symrise CEO as Economic Ambassador to the City State

Munich/Singapore, July 11, 2017 – The Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) has appointed three prominent business leaders as new economic ambassadors to Singapore for small and medium-sized companies. They represent leading global companies from Germany and Austria. Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong personally presented the certificates of appointment...

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August 2017

Corporate | Financial August 9, 2017

Symrise again with industry-leading organic growth in the first half of the year 2017

— Organic Group sales up by a substantial 5.2 %

— EBITDA margin at 21.3 % continues to be on a very healthy level

— Cash flow from operating activities up 75 %

— Target for 2017: guidance increase for EBITDA margin to now over 20 %

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Corporate August 31, 2017

Commitment to Refugees a Success

Two years after the major wave of immigration, integration is part of everyday business at Symrise

It’s been exactly two years since the major wave of refugees coming into Germany reached its peak. That’s not long ago, considering what the German economy has achieved since then in terms of integration of the people who had fled war and destruction in their home...

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September 2017

Scent and Care | Corporate September 28, 2017

HairS’17: Three Research Approaches for Healthy Hair With One Award on Hair Specification Study

— Causes for hair damage revealed

— Award acknowledges Symrise hair expertise

— Findings crucial for cutting-edge hair care treatments

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November 2017

Corporate | Financial November 8, 2017

Symrise continues growth track at accelerated pace

— Organic sales increase of 6.5 % in the first nine months of the year and 9.1 % in the third quarter

— Group sales up by 3.9 % to € 2,278.4 million, including portfolio and exchange rate effects

— EBITDA margin at a strong 21.3 %

— Symrise reinforces sales and profitability targets for the current fiscal year


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Corporate November 17, 2017

Innovative Ability and Growth

Symrise AG was distinguished with a Top 500 Award, alongside Mahle GmbH and Fresenius Medical Care. Since 2009 the award has been presented yearly by DIE WELT (a national German newspaper) and the corporate consulting firm Accenture. The distinction celebrates particularly continuous growth. To receive a nomination, a company is required to have five annual financial...

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December 2017

Corporate December 6, 2017

Symrise is expanding market position in Brazil through acquisition of Citratus Fragrâncias Indûstria e Comércio Ltda

— Increase presence in strategically important growth market

— Citratus as a perfect fit to its local fragrance business in Brazil

— Additional access to local customers, production capacities and raw materials

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