Symrise AG

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Executive Board contracts with Dr. Heinz-Jürgen Bertram, Hans Holger Gliewe and Bernd Hirsch extended

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Board of Directors (Appointments and Changes)


Holzminden, December 8, 2011 (euro adhoc) - The Symrise AG Supervisory Board has
extended the contract with Chief Executive Officer Dr. Heinz-Jürgen Bertram
until the end of 2017. The contracts with Hans Holger Gliewe, Board Member for
the Flavor & Nutrition division, and Chief Financial Officer, Bernd Hirsch, were
extended until the end of 2015. This step ensures con-tinuity in Symrise´s
senior management team. Achim Daub who is responsible for the Scent & Care
division is also part of the Board. 

Dr. Thomas Rabe, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, said: "We are delighted
about the contract extensions for Dr. Bertram, Mr. Gliewe and Mr. Hirsch.
Together with their colleague Achim Daub, they form an experienced and
successful management team that will continue to lead the company with a steady
hand and clear perspective. This continuity is a very strong signal to staff,
customers and shareholders. Symrise is excellently positioned, both
strategically and financially, and has best possible prospects for further
profitable growth. The Supervisory Board looks forward to continuing the
successful working relationship with the Executive Board over the coming years."

Dr. Heinz-Jürgen Bertram has meanwhile over twenty years´ service at Symrise and
its predecessor company, Haarmann & Reimer. Mr. Ber-tram, who has a PhD in
chemistry, was appointed to the Executive Board in 2006 and became Chief
Executive Officer in 2009. 

Hans Holger Gliewe began his career in 1982 at the former Haarmann & Reimer and
held a range of managerial positions for many years in Latin America. He was
appointed to the Symrise AG Executive Board on November 1, 2009.
Bernd Hirsch has held the post of Symrise AG Chief Financial Officer since
December 1, 2009. Before that, he was Chief Financial Officer of Carl Zeiss
Meditec AG.

The contract with the fourth Executive Board member, Achim Daub, runs until the
end of 2013 and is thus not yet due for extension.




About Symrise

Symrise is a global supplier of fragrances, flavorings, cosmetic active
ingredients and raw materials as well
as functional ingredients. Its clients include manufacturers of perfumes,
cosmetics and foods, the pharmaceutical industry and producers of nutritional
supplements.

Its sales of EUR1.572 billion in 2010 place Symrise among the top four in the
global flavors and fragrances market. Headquartered in Holzminden, Germany, the
Company is represented in over 35 countries in Europe,
Asia, the United States and Latin America.

Symrise works with its clients to develop new ideas and market-ready concepts
for products that form an
indispensable part of everyday life. In doing so, Symrise combines its insights
into consumer trends with cutting edge technologies, focusing on innovative
trend and lifestyle products that have additional practical value
for the consumer. Symrise - always inspiring more…

www.symrise.com


Further inquiry note:
Pressekontakt 
Bernhard Kott
Phone. +49 (0)5531 90-1721
E-mail: bernhard.kott@symrise.com

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company:     Symrise AG
             Mühlenfeldstraße 1
             D-37603 Holzminden
phone:       +49 (0) 5531/90-0
FAX:         +49 (0) 5531/90-1649 
mail:     ir@symrise.com
WWW:      http://www.symrise.com
sector:      Chemicals
ISIN:        DE000SYM9999
indexes:     MDAX
stockmarkets: regulated dealing/prime standard: Frankfurt, free trade: Berlin,
             Hamburg, Stuttgart, Düsseldorf, Hannover, München 
language:   English
 



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