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DGAP-Adhoc: Symrise AG sets placement price of new shares - all shares offered successfully placed

May 14, 2014

Symrise AG / Key word(s): Corporate Action 14.05.2014 09:40 Dissemination of an Ad hoc announcement according to § 15 WpHG, transmitted by DGAP - a company of EQS Group AG. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- NOT FOR PUBLICATION, DISTRIBUTION OR RELEASE, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, IN OR INTO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, CANADA, AUSTRALIA OR JAPAN OR ANY OTHER JURISDICTION IN WHICH THE DISTRIBUTION OR RELEASE WOULD BE UNLAWFUL. Symrise sets placement price of new shares - all shares offered successfully placed Holzminden, 14 May 2014 - Symrise AG has successfully placed 11,150,000 new shares issued from authorised capital in an accelerated bookbuilding with institutional investors. The placement price for the new shares has been set at EUR 36.00. As a result of the capital increase, the company will receive gross proceeds of around EUR 401.4 million which shall be used as an element of the refinancing of the bridge financing for the intended acquisition of the French Diana Group. The number of shares issued by Symrise AG after completion of the capital raising will amount to 129,323,300 shares. The registration of the capital increase in the commercial register of the local court of Hildesheim is expected for 15 May 2014. The new shares will be admitted to trading without a prospectus and included in the existing quotation for Symrise shares in the sub-segment of the regulated market with additional post-admission obligations (Prime Standard) on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and carry dividend rights from 1 January 2014. The shares will not be entitled to the proposed dividend for the fiscal year 2013. J.P. Morgan Securities plc is acting as Bookrunner, COMMERZBANK Aktiengesellschaft is acting as Co-Bookrunner in connection with the accelerated bookbuild. Rabobank International and SEB are acting as Co-Managers. Disclaimer This document and the information contained herein are not for distribution in or into the United States of America (including its territories and possessions, any state of the United States of America and the District of Columbia) (the "United States"), Canada, Australia or Japan. This document does not constitute, or form part of, an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to purchase, any securities (the "Shares") of Symrise AG (the "Company") in the United States. The Shares of the Company have not been and will not be registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933 (the "Securities Act") and may not be offered or sold within the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act. Any sale in the United States of the securities mentioned in this communication will be made solely to "qualified institutional buyers" as defined in Rule 144A under the Securities Act. 14.05.2014 DGAP's Distribution Services include Regulatory Announcements, Financial/Corporate News and Press Releases. Media archive at www.dgap-medientreff.de and www.dgap.de --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Language: English Company: Symrise AG MÜhlenfeldstraße 1 37603 Holzminden Germany Phone: +49 (0)5531 90 0 Fax: E-mail: ir@symrise.com Internet: www.symrise.com ISIN: DE000SYM9999 WKN: SYM999 Indices: MDAX Listed: Regulierter Markt in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Freiverkehr in Berlin, DÜsseldorf, Hamburg, Hannover, MÜnchen, Stuttgart End of Announcement DGAP News-Service ---------------------------------------------------------------------------


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