December 2017

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Sustainability December 8, 2017

Sustainable Cosmetics From the Rainforest

— Symrise champions biodiversity in the Amazon region

— Development aid project improves the value chain for farmers

— Research into raw materials from the region for scent and care products

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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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November 2017

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Flavor & Nutrition November 27, 2017

The onion becomes a video star at the FIE, with a virtual expedition from the field to the plate

— For the FI Europe 2017, Symrise produced the virtual reality film “King of Onion 360°”

— Cultivation, harvesting, processing, cooking: Viewers embark on a virtual journey

— Unique 360-degree drone creates immersive film experience

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Sustainability November 20, 2017

Presentations on Sustainability and Naturalness at the Food Ingredients Europe Trade Show

— Four presentations on sustainable flavor extraction held by renowned experts

— Expertise in naturalness expanded by the synergy of the Flavor and Diana divisions


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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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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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Flavor & Nutrition November 1, 2017

Experience the Best Taste from Nature and Science at the “Food Ingredients Europe”

— Symrise Experience Center brings the cultivation of flavoring raw materials to life

— From nature to the table – exploring processes and consumer wishes

— Experience immersive culinary samples of multifaceted taste concepts

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October 2017

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Sustainability October 24, 2017

Climate, Water and Forests: Symrise Again Among Global Leaders in CDP Ranking

— Leadership Rating in all CDP programs

— “Sustainable management is the key to success”

— Symrise AG among the world’s 25 leading CDP reporting companies

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Flavor & Nutrition October 20, 2017

Symrise presents Oriental-influenced taste concepts at the Arabian Gulf

— Participation in Gulfood Manufacturing – leading trade show for food and beverages in the Arab region

— Symrise travels to Dubai with taste inspirations for the Middle East and North Africa

— Natural raw materials from the region as a foundation for authentic food and beverage concepts


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September 2017

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Flavor & Nutrition September 29, 2017

Vanilla: Symrise Is Leading in Authenticity Verification

— Isotope ratio mass spectrometry and magnetic resonance spectrometer utilized

— Proof of authenticity: Customer requirements are being fulfilled

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Scent & 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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Scent & Care September 21, 2017

Symrise Launches KeraSym™ Rescue at in-cosmetics in São Paulo

— Symrise presents natural hair care innovation in Latin America

— Amazon complex repairs and protects hair damaged by bleaching and dyeing

— Technical seminar about the product at in-cosmetics LATAM


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Flavor & Nutrition September 19, 2017

Discovering New Taste Horizons: With Vanilla

— Symrise and young influencers jointly develop taste ideas

— Goal: to understand millennials and develop trends

— Combining vanilla with salt and pepper

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Sustainability September 1, 2017

Symrise Again Certified as a “Green Company”

— Symrise fulfills all requirements for “Green Company” seal

— Effective management to reduce environmental risks recognized in particular

— Environmental performance up since first certification in 2013

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August 2017

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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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Scent & Care August 30, 2017

SymBright™ Protects Skin from Overreactions to Aggressive Environmental Influences

— SymBright™ promotes an even complexion and protects against hyperpigmentation induced by urban exposome

— Suitable for use in all skin care products like creams, lotions, after-sun care and deodorants


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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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Scent & Care August 1, 2017

Symrise Partners with Green Chemistry & Commerce Council to Sponsor a Global Preservative Challenge

— Up to 5 cash prizes from a prize pool of USD 175,000

— For the development of newer, safer and more effective preservatives

— As a leading provider of preservatives, Symrise supports the innovation contest


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July 2017

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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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Flavor & Nutrition July 13, 2017


Diana, the world leader in solutions with natural ingredients for humans, pets and aquaculture, today announced that its Pet food division has increased its stake in Yummypets, the online pet community. After its initial investment in 2016, Diana Pet Food, the global leader and pioneer in high value solutions to improve pets’ well-being and owners’ satisfaction, has...

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Flavor & Nutrition | Sustainability July 6, 2017

Symrise Climate Strategy Approved by “Science Based Targets initiative”

— International fragrance and flavoring manufacturer achieves climate goals it has set itself quicker than expected

— Symrise aims to reduce its carbon emissions by 17.5 percent by 2030

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June 2017

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Sustainability June 27, 2017

Euronext Vigeo Index Names Symrise One of the 120 Most Exemplary Companies in the Eurozone

— Top scores in corporate governance and commitment to social and environmental issues

— 330 indicators successfully fulfilled

— Efficient, resource-conserving production processes also ensure the health and well-being of future generations


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Scent & 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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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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Financial | Sustainability June 9, 2017

EcoVadis’ Again Assigns Gold Status to Symrise for Sustainability Management

— Symrise among the top three percent of all rated companies

— Company awarded gold status for third time for its corporate social responsibility

— Top marks in environment and procurement

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Scent & 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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May 2017

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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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Scent & 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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Sustainability May 18, 2017

German Awards for Excellence: Symrise Recognized for Exemplary Sustainability

— Awards for sustainability management presented in Düsseldorf

— Symrise honored for its international social commitment

— Audience award for sustainability short film

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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 & Care May 4, 2017

Symrise: Global Expansion of Product Protection Category with Two Industry Experts

— Yohanna Sander and Susan Pungitore join Symrise’s Cosmetic Ingredients team.

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April 2017

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Sustainability April 28, 2017

Symrise: Successful Sustainability Record

— Sustainable added value anchored in corporate strategy

— Ecological and social conditions accounted for

— Ambitious sustainability agenda & objectives defined


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Scent & 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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Sustainability April 10, 2017

Scentsational sustainability: Symrise AG joins WBCSD

Geneva, 10 April 2017:Symrise AG has joined nearly 200 forward-thinking companies as the newest member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD). Symrise is a global supplier of fragrances, flavorings, cosmetic base materials and substances as well as functional ingredients.

WBCSD is proud to welcome global flavor and fragrance supplier...

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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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March 2017

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Sustainability March 31, 2017

Sustainable Delight: Initiative for Vanilla Farmers Makes Final Round of GreenTec Awards

— “Vanilla – fair and sustainable”, a cooperation between Symrise, Unilever, GIZ and “Save the Children”, among the top 3 finalists in the Sustainable Development category

— Project promotes better living conditions and more sustainable farming methods for 50,000 people from grower communities in Madagascar

— Winners to be announced in May

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Scent & Care March 30, 2017

Symrise at in-cosmetics 2017: Focus on Natural Skin Brightening and Warming Ingredients

— Symrise showcases novel care solutions at in-cosmetics 2017 in London

— Skin and hair protection from environmental pollution and sun remain central issues

— Pleasant warming substance for cosmetics

— Wheat protein derivative supplies rich nutrients and visible effects for hair care

— Arctic plants as source for powerful antioxidants

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Sustainability March 28, 2017

Symrise supports Madagascar cyclone victims

— Cyclone Enawo strikes Sava region in northern Madagascar

— Extensive damage to homes and infrastructure

— Symrise employees and farmers unharmed, production facilities and warehouses intact

— Financial and on-site support of the farmers and their families in the region

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Sustainability March 27, 2017

Symrise AG joins “Biodiversity in Good Company” Initiative

— Signing of “Leadership Declaration” of the company network

— Association of pioneering companies from different sectors

— Commitment to the protection and sustainable use of biological diversity

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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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Financial | Sustainability March 10, 2017

Once Again, Symrise Earns Good Rating in British Sustainability Index FTSE4Good

— Particularly high score in the ranking for climate change, among other areas

— Impressive sustainability management and outstanding governance

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Sustainability March 6, 2017

Excellent Sustainability: Symrise Earns Outstanding Ratings in CDP Ranking

— Impressive sustainability reporting in the areas Forest and Water

— Leadership ratings in all three CDP programs, thus a leader in the industry

— Sole company in the F&F industry with reports on all three CDP programs

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Scent & 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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February 2017

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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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Sustainability February 7, 2017

Symrise Signs United Nations “Business and Biodiversity Pledge”

— Holzminden-based fragrance manufacturer becomes ambassador for global biodiversity protection

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January 2017

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Sustainability January 27, 2017

Greentec Awards 2017: Symrise, GIZ, Unilever & Save the Children among the top 10 finalists

Symrise has applied for the Greentec Awards 2017. With its partnership with “Save the Children” and its commitment on Madagascar, the company has reached the round of the top 10 applicants within the category “Sustainable Development”. Symrise has started this partnership together with Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and Unilever. The...

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