December 2021

Symrise segments its aqua feed offering from Diana Aqua into three product ranges

Taste, Nutrition & Health | Corporate December 9, 2021

Symrise segments its aquafeed offering from Diana Aqua into three product ranges

— Extrapal: palatability enhancer range specifically designed for aquaculture
— Actipal: standardized functional hydrolysate range for aquafeed palatability, health and nutrition
— Nutri: nutrition range for aquaculture feed

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Corporate December 8, 2021

Symrise receives Triple A score from CDP for sustainability performance

— Non-profit organization CDP measures commitment to protecting the climate, water and forests
— Symrise awarded top ratings in all three categories

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Taste, Nutrition & Health | Corporate | Financial December 7, 2021

Symrise expands portfolio of custom taste solutions through acquisition of Giraffe Foods Inc.

— Acquisition facilitates forward integration of Flavor & Nutrition segment in North America
— Giraffe Foods, a leading player in custom taste solutions for home meal replacement, food service and retail sectors of the food industry
— Further expansion of market position and capabilities in North America
— Closing expected before year-end

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Symrise opens innovation lab located at Colworth Science Park in the UK

Taste, Nutrition & Health | Corporate December 2, 2021

Symrise opens innovation lab located at Colworth Science Park in the UK

― Local development to support UK manufacturers and producers
— Fully equipped application lab for bakery, beverages, dairy, and flavor development lab
— Local regulatory knowledge and support to ensure current and future market compliancy

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Symrise extends Executive Board contract of Heinz-Jürgen Bertram

Corporate | Financial December 1, 2021

Symrise extends Executive Board contract of Heinz-Jürgen Bertram ahead of schedule until 2025

— Supervisory Board once again reaffirms Dr Heinz-Jürgen Bertram as CEO ahead of schedule for a further three years
— Symrise commits to continuity and stability in the Executive Board
— Firm focus on long-term goals: continuation of successful growth course

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November 2021

Fi and Hi Europe 2021

Taste, Nutrition & Health | Corporate November 18, 2021

Symrise Flavor & Symrise Diana Food with virtual presence at Fi & Hi Europe 2021: Best of nature, best of science, best for you and our planet

― Focus on taste for alternative proteins as well as natural, functional taste and nutrition solutions addressing the trend towards health and well-being
― Participation in two conferences covering natural taste for alternative proteins as well as the latest dietary health trends for the beverages and dairy markets
― Presentation of concepts within a comprehensive…

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Sustainability Heroes Awards conferred by DQS

Corporate | Sustainability November 3, 2021

Symrise receives award for social engagement

— Sustainability Heroes Awards conferred by DQS (German Society for Sustainability)
— Symrise projects with suppliers and local communities commended

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Symrise enters joint venture with Groupe Neroli

Scent & Care | Corporate November 2, 2021

Symrise enters joint venture with Groupe Neroli in the Grasse region

— Sustainable growth and diversification of natural raw material portfolio
— Strategic partnership with focus on flower and Mediterranean plants
— Support of local farmers and contribution of perfumery know-how

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October 2021

Gut health and immune system

Taste, Nutrition & Health | Corporate October 28, 2021

Symrise Diana Food to present new data on the relationship between gut health and immune system

— Webinar with Vitafoods Insight scheduled for November 3rd
— Connects scientific evidence with consumer behavior trends
— Underpins the leading role in natural solutions addressing gut health and the immune system

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Symrise launches SymProBiome

Taste, Nutrition & Health | Scent & Care | Corporate October 27, 2021

Symrise launches SymProBiome, a platform with disruptive innovations in microbiome research and product development

— Unique focus on science and innovation, with next generation microbiome research models
— Creating effective solutions that work in harmony with the body’s microbiome
— Collecting and decoding data for innovative ingredient development for key areas including skin, oral cavity, gut, scalp and underarm
— Partnering with leading experts to combine microbiome…

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Trading Update Jan-Sep 2021

Corporate | Financial October 26, 2021

Symrise continues accelerated growth course

— Organic sales growth of 9.2 % in the first nine months and 8.3 % in the third quarter
— Sales growth in reporting currency of 6.7 % compared to prior-year period and 10.6 % in the third quarter
— Further raising of sales target for 2021: organic growth of around 9 % expected
— EBITDA margin to exceed 21 %
— Medium-term targets for 2025 confirmed

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Symrise and Van Aroma expand their Sustainable Patchouli program into Sumatra

Scent & Care | Corporate October 19, 2021

Symrise and Van Aroma expand their Sustainable Patchouli program into Sumatra

― Grows the network for Good Agricultural Practices in patchouli cultivation
— Greater geographical spread boosts resilience of the patchouli supply chain
— Enables farmers to safeguard a fair income and sustainable business

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Symrise files a range of patent applications for its multifunctional cosmetic ingredient Hydrolite® 7 green

Scent & Care | Corporate October 14, 2021

Symrise files a range of patent applications for its multifunctional cosmetic ingredient Hydrolite® 7 green

― Substantiates innovative role in the cosmetic ingredients market
— Demonstrates strong ongoing commitment to innovation and sustainability
— 100 % bio-based 1,2-alkanediol from castor bean oil for product protection

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Baby food farmers to start agronomy training session

Taste, Nutrition & Health | Corporate October 5, 2021

Symrise Diana Food: Baby food farmers to start agronomy training session focused on soil biodiversity

― Strengthens the offerings in key fruit and vegetable product streams
— Focus on soil biodiversity to enhance crop yield
— Further proof of differentiation through advanced agronomy practices

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September 2021

Holy Energy-Kitchentown

Taste, Nutrition & Health | Corporate September 28, 2021

Cooperation between Symrise and KitchenTown Berlin leads to natural taste for Holy Energy

― Sustainable energy booster with natural taste solutions
― Collaboration with innovative startup Holy Energy
― Ecosystem approach with KitchenTown Berlin to combine complementary expertise

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Scent & Care | Corporate September 22, 2021

Fragrance meets art: Symrise presents updated version of its perfumers’ compendium

― Reference work for perfumers in fresh, artistic design
— Now with symbols for sustainable and high-impact fragrance ingredients

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creation of satisfying plant-based protein products

Taste, Nutrition & Health | Corporate September 16, 2021

Symrise positions itself as ideal partner in the creation of satisfying plant-based protein products

― Helping to overcome the main consumption barrier for plant-based protein products while delivering against customer needs for solution efficacy and cost effectiveness
― Taking a global approach that covers all key product categories
― Guiding deep consumer and market understanding of naturalness, good-for you products and a sustainable diet

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Taste, Nutrition & Health | Corporate September 13, 2021

Symrise: purchase agreement signed for a Michael Foods egg processing plant in Hegins (PA/US)

— Keep up with increasing demand of the Pet Food industry in the US
— Perfect fit with the strategy of IsoNova Technologies LLC part of Symrise Flavor & Nutrition
— Delivery of quality pet-food ingredients and innovative solutions

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Corporate | Financial September 4, 2021

Symrise joins the DAX

— Admission to the DAX 40 on 20 September 2021
— Result of the strategy geared towards long-term profitable growth
— Symrise intends to consistently achieve sustainable increase in value

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Strategic partnership with Kobo

Scent & Care | Corporate September 1, 2021

Symrise Cosmetic Ingredients to enter strategic partnership with Kobo to expand sunscreen and color cosmetics business

— Acquisition of 25 % minority interest in US-headquartered Kobo Products, Inc., including an agreement regarding the future disposition of Kobo´s shares
— Symrise to become a Kobo distribution partner for inorganic UV filters
— Strategic partnership will accelerate global growth strategy in cosmetic ingredients

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August 2021

Interim Group Report H1 2021

Corporate | Financial August 5, 2021

Symrise achieves strong sales and earnings growth in the first half year of 2021

— Sales increase of 9.7 % in organic terms
— High level of profitability with EBITDA margin of 22.0 %
— Targets for 2021 raised: Sales are projected to grow organically by more than 7 %, EBITDA margin forecast to be over 21 %

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Scent & Care | Corporate August 3, 2021

Symrise Perfumery School is recruiting the next generation of fragrance professionals

— Search for students from North America and Latin America
— To shape the future of the industry with fresh ideas and modern fragrance solutions
— To foster a community committed to diversity, innovation and sustainability
— 3+2 format: 3 years at Symrise and 2 years at Symrise worldwide Creative Centers

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July 2021

Taste, Nutrition & Health | Corporate July 28, 2021

Symrise business unit Diana Pet Food extends its palatability measurement capabilities in North America

— Opening of pet food measurement center in US
— Offers additional services in the immediate proximity to customers
— Addressing the evolving wishes of pat parents on the North American continent

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Lilybelle® by Symrise

Scent & Care | Corporate July 15, 2021

Lilybelle® by Symrise: Lily of the valley fragrance ingredient from renewable sources

— Sustainable, flowery-fresh lily of the valley fragrance
— 83 percent of raw material from renewable sources
— Readily biodegradable

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Diana Food Sourcing-Expertise

Taste, Nutrition & Health | Corporate July 13, 2021

Symrise Diana Food Deploys a Digital Solution to Enhance Traceability of Global Farming and Sourcing practices

— App collects, structures and coordinates agronomy data from all over the world
— Addresses the market’s increasing demand for transparency, quality, and data accuracy
— Phase one launch planned for October 2021

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Symrise launches SymReboot OC

Scent & Care | Corporate July 8, 2021

Symrise launches SymReboot™ OC, its first processed probiotic dedicated to oral care

— Sustains the oral cavity’s instinctive defenses and supports a healthy balance of the oral microbiome
— Promotes healthy gums, strengthens the oral cavity barrier
— Soothes and protects from harmful bacteria
— Suits a wide range of oral care products incl. toothpaste, mouthwash, gum care and lozenges

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Symrise Diana Pet Food opens factory in China

Taste, Nutrition & Health | Corporate July 6, 2021

Symrise Diana Pet Food opens factory in China

— Positioning in a dynamic market with in extended capacities and additional knowhow
— Proximity to local customers and understanding of the market
— Opening the first palatability measurement center in Asia Pacific
— Eco-friendly design and operation according to advances sutainability standards

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Crinipan PMC green

Scent & Care | Corporate July 1, 2021

Current in vivo data underlines: next generation dandruff control by Symrise as effective as conventional solutions

— Crinipan® PMC green significantly reduces dandruff on scalp
— Novel plant-based ingredient performs equal to conventional active ingredients like climbazole and piroctone olamine
— Eco-friendly solution for use in various dandruff control and other scalp care products

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June 2021

Cranberry study

Taste, Nutrition & Health | Corporate June 30, 2021

Symrise Diana Food presents new clinical evidence on whole fruit cranberry extract for urinary health; webinar scheduled for July 7

— Study shows clinical evidence of the efficacy of cranberry extracts high in proanthocyanidins as a natural solution to support urinary health in women
— Webinar will provide valuable information to supplement manufacturers looking to develop scientifically-backed, natural solutions to address frequent UTIs

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Taste, Nutrition & Health | Corporate June 29, 2021

Symrise to invest in Swedish pet health products provider Swedencare

— Strategic investment of 5 % in Swedencare’s capital through acquisition of new shares
— Strong opportunity for collaboration and exploration of additional growth activities in the highly dynamic global pet food market

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The Fragrance of Forests

Scent & Care | Corporate June 24, 2021

“The Fragrance of Forests” continues sustainably Symrise confirms FSC® Chain of Custody certification

— 2021 FSC® Chain of Custody audit accomplished successfully
— First and only producer in its industry to achieve the certification (FSC-139971)
— Reflects renewable and sustainable raw material source for the certified ingredients
— Supports growing customer demand for FSC® certified products from responsible sources

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Symrise decodes three preferences on sweet taste perception

Taste, Nutrition & Health | Corporate June 22, 2021

Symrise decodes three preferences on sweet taste perception

— Three taste routes to reduce the sugar level while also meeting consumer taste preferences
— Diverse consumer preferences on the ideal level of sweetness
— Taste solutions portfolio evolved to support food & drink manufacturers

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Hydrolite 7 green launch

Scent & Care | Corporate June 21, 2021

Symrise announces Hydrolite® 7 green, the 100% bio-based next generation cosmetic multifunctional

— 100% bio-based, nature-derived, clear, colorless liquid
— Suits a variety of traditional or natural/green cosmetic formulations and all skin types
— Truly unique with multiple patent applications and high performance properties
— Enhances product protection, enhances antioxidants, masks/reduces malodor, solubilizes lipophilic ingredients, enhances product…

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Symrise received offer from Oterra™

Taste, Nutrition & Health | Corporate June 17, 2021

Symrise received offer from Oterra™ to acquire its natural food coloring activities

— Offer has been presented to French Labor Unions today
— Purchase agreement expected to be signed in a few months

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Symotion gets started with current website

Corporate June 15, 2021

Symrise logistics: Good. Goods. Symotion gets started with current website

— Website presents comprehensive logistics portfolio
— Logistics services for both Symrise and external customers
— Proximity to parent company via common graphic elements

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Symrise Opening Dubai

Taste, Nutrition & Health | Corporate June 8, 2021

Symrise opens innovation center in Dubai to shape the future of taste for food in the Middle East

— State-of-the-art center for development, application, and sensory laboratories
— Location in the Iconic Gold Tower in DMCC, JLT to serve the Middle East & Pakistan and support Africa
— In line with the four pillars of Sustainability towards carbon neutral status

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Diana Food, the leader in natural culinary solutions

Taste, Nutrition & Health | Corporate June 1, 2021

Symrise Diana Food introduces a series of recipe videos highlighting their outstanding natural culinary taste solutions

― Videos available from June 1, 2021
― To inspire a culinary voyage around the world

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May 2021

Symrise invests in product innovation

Scent & Care | Corporate May 27, 2021

Symrise invests in product innovation for textured hair from Infinite Looks

— Co-financing a capital increase of $ 4.2 million in the growing segment of textured hair care
— Expansion of market insight and joint development of tailored hair care products
— Focus on products for active women with textured hair

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International Day for Biological Diversity

Corporate May 22, 2021

International Day for Biological Diversity: Symrise is committed

— Promotion of sustainable biodiversity initiatives on a global level
— Responsible procurement of biological resources through sustainable backward integration
— Biological diversity as basis of existence and cornerstone of Scent, Taste, Nutrition and Care
— Expansion of pioneering role in the protection of biodiversity and sustainable business activity

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Symrise flags

Corporate | Financial May 10, 2021

Symrise signs € 500 million sustainability-linked Revolving Credit Facility

— Revolving Credit Facility replaces existing € 300 million RCF
— Interest margin directly tied to three sustainablity KPIs around greenhouse gas emissions, sourcing and water consumption
— Sustainability-linked margin adjustments to support projects by “Save the Children” in Madagascar

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April 2021

Trading update January – March 2021

Corporate | Financial April 28, 2021

Symrise starts dynamically into the fiscal year 2021

— Organic growth of 10.5 % in the first quarter
— Group sales rise to € 950 million
— Targets for 2021 and medium-term targets until 2025 confirmed

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Symrise launches HydrolexTM E

Scent & Care | Corporate April 22, 2021

Symrise launches Hydrolex™ E, a multifunctional solution to protect modern cosmetic formulations

— High quality humectant and emollient that helps with product protection
— Practically odour-free, ideal for a wide range of ‘clean’ formulations
— Perfectly complements Symrise’s other multifunctional ingredients and preservatives

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Symrise SymReboot™ L19

Scent & Care | Corporate April 13, 2021

New data underlines efficacy of Symrise SymReboot™ L19 as a processed-probiotic scalp solution in shampoo

— Visibly reduces scalp dryness and dry dandruff flakes after only 2 weeks
— Soothes scalp redness and itching and promotes a healthy scalp microbiome
— Combines innovation from two key areas: probiotics and sensitive skin
— Opens up new horizons for cosmetics manufacturers using probiotic ingredients

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Presenting symlife taste balancing solutions

Taste, Nutrition & Health | Corporate April 8, 2021

Presenting symlife® taste balancing solutions that bring great taste to good-for-you products

— Bridging the taste gap between a healthy diet and consumer preferences
— Balancing the overall taste perception of products with reduced sugar, salt and fat
— Taking a holistic approach with strong emphasis on natural solutions

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Symrise flags

Scent & Care | Corporate April 6, 2021

Symrise reorganizes business with cosmetic ingredients and perfume compositions

— Dr. Jörn Andreas taking responsibility for the Cosmetic Ingredients division
— Eder Ramos becoming responsible for the Fragrance division
— Geared towards growth of rapidly expanding divisions and customer-oriented service models

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March 2021

Responsible sourcing symrise acerola

Corporate | Sustainability March 16, 2021

Symrise joins AIM-Progress initiative for more sustainable and equitable supply chains

— Initiative promotes sustainability and respect for human rights
— Improved cooperation with customers and suppliers

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Scent & Care | Corporate | Sustainability March 11, 2021

Symrise & Van Aroma launch ‘Nilampedia’ – A learning platform for patchouli farmers in Indonesia

— Online platform to educate and communicate with patchouli farmers on sustainable cultivation
— Focus on addressing fundamental issues at farm level through Good Agricultural practices
— Close to 2K subscribers on YouTube

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Company Report 2020

Corporate | Financial March 9, 2021

Symrise delivers reliable, profitable growth during the exceptional year 2020

— Group sales in reporting currency up 3.3 % to € 3,520 million
— Operating result (EBITDA) significantly above prior-year figure (+5.8 %) at € 742 million
— EBITDA margin increases to 21.1 %
— Dividend increase proposed from € 0.95 to € 0.97 per share
— Outlook for 2021: Symrise expects sales growth of 5 to 7 % and EBITDA margin of around 21 %

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February 2021

Symrise upgrades online platform for aroma molecules

Scent & Care | Corporate February 24, 2021

Symrise upgrades online platform for aroma molecules

— Ingredient Finder provides comprehensive information on fragrance, flavoring and pharma portfolio
— Easy to use thanks to a clear design and many filter functions

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A range of organic and animal welfare chicken

Taste, Nutrition & Health | Corporate | Sustainability February 11, 2021

Diana Food launches a range of organic and animal welfare chicken solutions

— Product offerings designed to meet rising consumer demand for ethical ingredients
— Provides food manufacturers with high-performing, great-tasting poultry solutions made from organic and animal welfare compliant raw materials

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CDP 2020

Corporate | Financial | Sustainability February 9, 2021

CDP rating: Symrise receives award for effective climate protection in the supply chain

— Holzminden-based Group makes it into the top seven percent
— Non-profit organization CDP surveyed 9,600 companies and their suppliers

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Corporate | Financial February 3, 2021

Changes to the Executive Board of Symrise AG as of 1 April 2021

— Heinrich Schaper, President of the Flavor segment, to enter retirement
— Combination of the segments Flavor & Nutrition into one segment headed by Dr Jean-Yves Parisot
— Resignation of Achim Daub, President of Scent & Care, by mutal agreement

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January 2021

Corporate | Financial January 26, 2021

Symrise discloses sales figures and confirms profitability target for full year 2020

— Solid growth despite global coronavirus pandemic and cybersecurity attack in mid-December
— Organic sales growth of 2.7 % in the financial year 2020
— Group sales in reporting currency up 3.3 % to € 3.521 billion
— Profitability target for 2020 confirmed / expected EBITDA margin at the lower end of the guidance range of 21 to 22 %

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Taste, Nutrition & Health | Corporate January 22, 2021

Diana Food receives Edie Sustainability Leaders Awards nomination for waste management strategy

— Recognition for excellent waste management throughout the business
— Long history in valorization of side streams and circular economy models
— Capturing of highly nutritious active plant ingredients

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Corporate January 21, 2021

Symrise blog – always inspiring more …

— Inspiring stories about Symrise topics from the consumer’s perspective
— Captivating content from the worlds of scent, taste, care and nutrition
— Lifestyle and knowledge platform for aficionados of all kinds

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