Governance | G4-40

Report the nomination and selection processes for the highest governance body and its committees

In accordance with the articles of incorporation, Symrise AG’s Supervisory Board has twelve members, with six representatives elected by the shareholders and six by the employees. The period of office is identical for all members. In accordance with the recommendations of the German Corporate Governance Code, the shareholder representatives are elected individually at the Annual General Meeting. All members of the Supervisory Board were last elected in the 2011 fiscal year as part of the rotation system. Shareholders elected six shareholder representatives to the Supervisory Board on May 18, 2011 at the Annual General Meeting.