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Yates Appointed Symrise’s CFO

Posted: September 26, 2007

The supervisory board of Symrise AG has appointed Dominique Yates chief financial officer effective October 1. Yates joins the company from Imperial Tobacco Group plc, where he held various financial and management positions. He succeeds Rainer Grimm, who is leaving the group on amicable terms following the successful IPO.

Of the appointment, Symrise CEO Gerold Linzbach said, “Symrise is on a stable course and the numbers are coming in as planned. Now, however, it is time to work on concepts for continuing to develop the company. For this reason we are glad to welcome Dominique Yates to our team, who will add fresh insights into the group. Thanks to his international experience he will provide an additional stimulus in, among other things, communicating with the capital markets.”