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What We
Achieved in 2014

2014 was a successful year for Symrise – in every area. We substantially increased sales and earnings in the operating business. With the acquisition of the French Diana Group, we gained additional competencies and potential for growth. Comprehensive investments also promote the growth and efficiency of our business activities. Our sourcing was strengthened in accordance with the guidelines of backward integration, ­biodiversity and social responsibility. We share our values along the entire value chain with employees and external partners.

Employees

2,066 Diana employees became part of the Symrise team.

Employee turnover at a low 4.8 %.

Conducting a global study on diversity within the company.

“Future Generation Leadership Development Program” further developed.

New Markets

Diana gives us a leading position on the market for pet food.

With Diana, Symrise gains comprehensive expertise in baby food.

Diana expands our expertise in food supplements and cosmetics with its know-how regarding phytoactives.

Partnerships

Framework program for the conservation of biodiversity with the Global Nature Fund (GNF) and the Union for Ethical BioTrade (UEBT).

Development partnership with the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) and Unilever for 4,000 vanilla farmers in Madagascar.

With the Censo certified lavandin we support 2,000 farmers in Provence. A cooperation with the french CRIEPPAM research institute allows for a higher yield and quality.

Sourcing

About 7,000 smallholders supply Symrise with their vanilla. More than 34,000 people in Madagascar benefit from this.

With the takeover of Diana, we achieved our goal of 40 % backward integration with strategic raw materials.

70 % of our main suppliers are measured by sustainability criteria.

Our site in the Ecoparque, Brazil, will be supplied with plant seeds by about 2,000 families from 22 surrounding communities.

Investments

Start of construction on a cogeneration plant, Holzminden.

Construction of a site in the Natura Ecoparque, Brazil.

Expansion of natural flavor production, Holzminden.

Opening of a new extraction plant, Madagascar.

Opening ceremony for our first subsidiary in West Africa (Nigeria).

Business

Normalized earnings per share 1.69 €

+ 16 % compared to 2013 at an increased number of shares.

11,639,274 new shares were issued thanks to successful capital increases.

Dividend proposal for 2014 of € 0.75 per share (+ 7.1 % compared to 2013).

Sales € 2,120 million

+ 16 % compared to 2013

12 % of global market share

47 % in the emerging ­markets

Normalized EBITDA € 465 million

+ 24 % compared to 2013

Normalized EBITDA Margin 21.9 %

Contribution from Scent & Care € 223 million

Contribution from Flavor & Nutrition € 242 million

Employees

Employees

2,066 Diana employees became
part of the Symrise team.

Employee turnover
at a low 4.8 %.

Conducting a global study
on diversity within the company.

“Future Generation Leadership
Development Program”
further developed.

New
Markets


New Markets

Diana gives us a leading
position on the market for pet food.

With Diana, Symrise gains
comprehensive expertise in baby food.

Diana expands our expertise in
food supplements and cosmetics with
its know-how regarding phytoactives.

Investments

Investments

Start of construction on a
cogeneration plant, Holzminden.

Construction of a site in the Natura Ecoparque, Brazil.

Expansion of natural flavor production,
Holzminden.

Opening of a new extraction
plant, Madagascar.

Opening ceremony for our first
subsidiary in West Africa (Nigeria).

Sales
€ 2,120 million

+ 16 % compared to 2013

12 % of global market share

47 % in the emerging ­markets

Partnerships

Partnerships

Framework program for
the conservation of biodiversity with
the Global Nature Fund (GNF) and the
Union for Ethical BioTrade (UEBT).

Development partnership with the German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ) and Unilever
for 4,000 vanilla farmers in Madagascar.

With the Censo certified lavandin we support
2,000 farmers in Provence. A cooperation with the
french CRIEPPAM research institute allows for
a higher yield and quality.

Sourcing

Sourcing

About 7,000 smallholders
supply Symrise with their vanilla.
More than 34,000 people in Madagascar
benefit from this.

With the takeover of Diana, we achieved our
goal of 40 % backward integration with strategic
raw materials.

70 % of our main suppliers are
measured by sustainability criteria.

Our site in the Ecoparque, Brazil, will be supplied
with plant seeds by about 2,000 families
from 22 surrounding communities.

Normalized earnings
per share 1.69 €

+ 16 % compared to 2013 at
an increased number of shares.

11,639,274 new shares were issued
thanks to successful capital increases.

Dividend proposal for 2014 of
€ 0.75 per share (+ 7.1 %
compared to 2013).

Normalized EBITDA
€ 465 million

+ 24 % compared to 2013

Normalized EBITDA Margin 21.9 %

Contribution from Scent &
Care € 223 million

Contribution from Flavor &
Nutrition € 242 million

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