December 2018

Taste, Nutrition & Health | Corporate December 19, 2018

Symrise Executive Board members Heinrich Schaper and Jean-Yves Parisot early confirmed in office

The Supervisory Board of Symrise AG confirmed in advance the extension of the contracts of Executive Board members Heinrich Schaper and Dr. Jean-Yves Parisot. Both executives have been part of the management committee since 2016. The Supervisory Board thereby acknowledges the major contribution made by the two managers to the sustainable expansion of the operations of…

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Taste, Nutrition & Health | Corporate December 12, 2018

Best taste for alternative proteins

— Taste without compromise for alternative protein sources
— Focus on taste preferences for meat-free diets

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Corporate | Sustainability December 7, 2018

Symrise is Germany’s most sustainable large corporation

— Fragrance and flavoring manufacturer wins the German Sustainability Award 2019
— Commitment to sustainability in the supply chain recognized

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Scent & Care | Corporate December 7, 2018

SymHair® Shape & Color protects hair style and dye

— Keeps hair in shape, prevents frizz, protects dyed hair from fading
— Combination of wheat bran extract and camellia oil

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Taste, Nutrition & Health | Corporate December 6, 2018

Diana – the Nutrition Division of Symrise – launches an innovative 5-year Research Chair on gut microbiota in partnership with the Laval University of Quebec

Symrise Nutrition/Diana Food Canada Inc. -a subsidiary of Diana-, announces in partnership with the Laval University (Québec) and co-funded by the National Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the official launch of the NSERC-Diana Food Industrial Research Chair on Prebiotic effects of fruit and vegetables polyphenols (PhenoBio).

Simultaneously, a…

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Corporate | Sustainability December 5, 2018

UEBT membership: Symrise strengthens its commitment to biodiversity conservation and ethical sourcing

— Admission as company member to the Union for Ethical BioTrade
— First leading Flavor & Fragrance house to join UEBT as a whole
— Reinforces the corporate implementation of global biodiversity objectives within own operations and throughout the value chain

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Scent & Care | Corporate December 4, 2018

Emilie Coppermann receives Prix François Coty

— Reward for outstanding creativity in perfume creation
— Blind smelling to distinguish the winners
— Award highlighting extraordinary and noble character of perfumery

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November 2018

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Corporate November 27, 2018

Symrise presents website with new visual design

— Interesting insights into the worlds of scent and care, taste and nutrition
— Detailed in-depth information with explanatory illustrations

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Taste, Nutrition & Health | Corporate November 14, 2018

Totally nuts and deliciously good – with hazelnut, pistachio and peanut

— Symrise launches eleven flavors for nutty sweetness
— “totally nuts” whisks you away into an interactive, virtual nut reality

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Corporate | Financial November 7, 2018

Symrise continues dynamic growth track

— Strong organic sales growth of 8.8 %
— Group sales including acquisitions up 10.3 %
— EBITDA margin at a healthy 20.0 %
— Entering the age of digital perfume creation with Artificial Intelligence
— Symrise increases targets for 2018 again: organic growth of more than 8 % expected

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Sustainability November 5, 2018

Making climate change financially measurable

— Symrise one of 513 supporters around the globe of the climate change report
— Task Force demands more climate transparency in corporate reports

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Taste, Nutrition & Health | Corporate November 2, 2018

Gulfood Manufacturing 2018: Symrise is naturally well positioned in a rapidly expanding market

— The Middle East follows trend of conscious nutrition
— Huge trade show in Dubai – a hub for targeted company activities in the region
— Symrise presents diverse innovations for more natural enjoyment

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Taste, Nutrition & Health | Corporate November 1, 2018

Symrise invests Euro 50 million in new site for natural food ingredients in Georgia, USA

— Production facility emphasizes commitment to the US-American market
— Expansion of business with natural ingredients for the food industry
— Product innovations with an integrated, sustainable supply chain

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October 2018

Corporate | Sustainability October 29, 2018

German Sustainability Award: Symrise reaches the finals

— Holzminden-based company among the top three in contest for Germany’s Most Sustainable Large Corporation
— Jury recognizes comprehensive sustainability management and local investments

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Symrise perfumer David Apel creating O Boticario perfume with AI apprentice

Scent & Care October 24, 2018

Breaking new fragrance ground with Artificial Intelligence (AI): IBM Research and Symrise are working together

— The start of the digital age for the perfume industry
— An archive of formulas and historical data help with the creation of fragrances

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Corporate | Sustainability October 11, 2018

Committed to the environment: Symrise achieves second place in the German CSR Awards 2018

— The Holzminden-based company obtains the second place for its environmental commitment
— The jury praised the company’s focus on biodiversity, reduced carbon emissions and waste prevention
— Recognition of the groundbreaking sustainability strategy of the company

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September 2018

Corporate September 21, 2018

Symrise is positioned as «Game Changer» of Fine Perfumery

As part of the 10th edition of the Rives de la beauté, located at the Galerie Joseph, 16 rue des Minimes Paris, Symrise will present from September 19th – 23rd its «A World Tour Through Scent», a project that unites the fragrance house Symrise, the magazine Nez and photographers of the Tendance Floue group to reveal a global cultural cartography of olfaction. An…

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Corporate September 13, 2018

HALAL Ingredients for cosmetics from Symrise

— Symrise offers more than 200 ingredients for cosmetics that comply with Islamic law

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Taste, Nutrition & Health | Corporate September 11, 2018

World’s elite cosmetic researchers gather in Munich: Symrise presents at the IFSCC Congress

— Participation in specialist cosmetics conference with experts from all over the world
— Focus on healthy skin
— Presentation of scientific findings

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Sustainability September 6, 2018

Symrise: Hydrolite® 5 green – Multifunctional Cosmetic Ingredient From Renewab

— Premiere on September 19, 2018, at in-cosmetics Brazil
— Raw material with 100% bio-based carbon, derived from sugar cane

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August 2018

Corporate | Financial August 14, 2018

Strong organic growth of 9.0 % in the first half of 2018

— Accelerated growth of 10.6 % in the second quarter
— Profitability at good level with an EBITDA margin of 20.1 %
— Outlook 2018: Annual sales increase above 7 %

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Corporate August 6, 2018

BSB acknowledges Symrise Products SymGuard® CD and SymControlTM Care With Innovation Awards

— Prizes for a natural active ingredient and an environmentally friendly modern hygiene technology
— Award ceremony in Amsterdam

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July 2018

Sustainability July 19, 2018

Symrise Nominated for the German Sustainability Award

— Third nomination following first place in 2012 and final round in 2016
— Jury honors systematic integration of forward-looking sustainability elements

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June 2018

Corporate June 8, 2018

Cobell opens Centre of Excellence in Exeter

COBELL has unveiled an upgraded Beverage Centre of Excellence in Exeter, UK. The move is part of a wider strategy by the leading supplier of juice products and taste solutions to the UK beverage industry to partner with British beverage companies via leading-edge innovation and best-in-class service.

A previous significant milestone in this strategy was the…

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Corporate June 4, 2018

Symrise Presents at the World Perfumery Congress

— De Laire bases and fragrances for perfumery
— Presentation of the woody aromatic molecule Symroxane™
— Cosmetic ingredients for skin and hair care

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May 2018

Corporate | Sustainability May 29, 2018

Naturally Delicious and Sustainable: Symrise Inspires Private Labels at PLMA

— Trendy samples for private label concepts
— Drink, feast and snack naturally
— Concepts for products with reduced sugar and salt, as well as sustainable packaging

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Quarterly Statement January-March 2018

Corporate | Financial May 8, 2018

Symrise achieves strong organic growth of 7.5 % in the first quarter

— Group sales up by 1.5 % to € 776.9 million, including portfolio and exchange rate effects
— EBITDA margin with 20.1 % in target corridor
— Shortage of some raw materials has no impact on delivery capability
— Guidance for 2018 and medium-term targets through to 2020 affirmed

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April 2018

Sustainability April 27, 2018

Climate Goals: Symrise Among Globally First 100 SBT-Certified Companies

— Symrise is one of three German companies to meet the ambitious targets of the Science Based Targets initiative
— Global fragrance and flavor company exceeds its own climate protection goals

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Sustainability April 24, 2018

Symrise leads the way with sustainable forest product certification

— First Fragrance and Flavor ingredients producer to achieve Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®)* certification
— Certification process ensures that the FSC®* certified products are coming from responsibly managed sources
— More earth-friendly produced integral components for fragrance and flavor applications through renewable and sustainable feedstock from the pulp…

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Taste, Nutrition & Health | Corporate April 18, 2018

Grill Flavor à la Symrise Complies with New EU Requirements

— Symrise develops safe grill taste that meets new EU requirements
— Grillicious ensures the highest quality, the best taste and an attractive cost profile

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Scent & Care | Corporate April 16, 2018

Symrise to Demonstrate Product Innovations at in-cosmetics 2018 in Amsterdam

— Industry visitors can experience new products first hand at the exhibition booth
— Seminars and talks provide more detailed information

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Scent & Care April 12, 2018

SymControl™ Care: Sea Ingredient Helps Oily and Sensitive Skin

— Natural Ingredient regulates the skin’s sebum production and strengthens the skin barrier
— Based on sustainably produced Mediterranean microalgae

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Corporate April 11, 2018

Symrise Inaugurates Creative Center in Shanghai and Celebrates Completion of Construction Phase in Nantong

— Grand opening of creative center in Pudong, Shanghai
— Ceremony for completion of first construction phase of new production facility in Nantong
— Investments continue to grow in China as one of the key markets

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Scent & Care April 10, 2018

Hydrolite® 5: Symrise Celebrates 25th Anniversary of the Multifunctional Ingredient

— Complete toolbox for the formulator, follows the motto “less is more”
— Symrise: A pioneer in multifunctional raw materials with two and a half decades of application expertise
— Presentation of new formulation ideas at in-cosmetics Global

Symrise introduced the cosmetic raw material Hydrolite® 5 back in 1992. Hydrolite® 5 is pentylene glycol, a 1,2-alkanediol that…

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Sustainability April 9, 2018

Symrise Retains its Leading Position in the Ethibel Sustainability Index Europe

— Company’s sustainability performance confirmed once again
— Independent rating agency assesses commitment to environment and society

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March 2018

Corporate March 27, 2018

Corporate Report 2017 – Unfolding Strengths

— Symrise combines growth with climate protection
— Active contribution to meeting the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals
— Company achieves good figures for climate targets

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Taste, Nutrition & Health | Corporate March 21, 2018

Symrise Demonstrates Taste Solutions for the Regional Market at Nigeria agrofood

— The company exhibits at the Nigeria agrofood trade show
— Products for customers in West Africa

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Corporate | Financial March 14, 2018

Symrise fulfills 2017 targets and dynamically starts into current fiscal year

— Sales up by 3.2 % to € 2,996.3 million – adjusted for portfolio and currency effects organic growth of 6.3 %
— EBITDA increase to € 630.3 million
— EBITDA margin at a very healthy 21.0 %
— Net income up 2 % to € 270.3 million
— Dividend increase to € 0.88 per share proposed

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Scent & Care March 12, 2018

Symrise Launches Cosmetic Ingredient for Modern Personal Hygiene

— SymGuard® CD – alternative to conventional organohalogen systems such as triclosan and triclocarban
— To be presented at in-cosmetics in Amsterdam

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Corporate | Financial March 7, 2018

Symrise AG: Executive Board contract of CFO Olaf Klinger extended ahead of schedule

— Supervisory Board reaffirms Olaf Klinger as CFO until January 2024
— Recognition of successful work in finance department
— Symrise relies on commitment to continuity and stability combined with further growth

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February 2018

Scent & Care | Corporate February 26, 2018

Symrise: Expansion of Micro Protection Category with Profound Expert

— Dr. Sabrina Behnke joins Symrise’s Cosmetic Ingredients team

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Scent & Care February 6, 2018

Thermolat® – a feeling like gentle and warm sunshine on the skin

— Symrise developed a smart warming ingredient, which is gentle to the skin

— Suitable for body, face and hair care products

— Honored with the BSB & PCHi Innovation Awards

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January 2018

Sustainability January 29, 2018

Award: Symrise Makes Excellent Contribution to Environmental Protection Worldwide

— CDP praises sustainability efforts of Symrise AG in the areas of water resources and climate protection

— Managing climate and environmental risks along the supply chain increasingly important

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