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Symrise: David Apel, Dominique Yates, Stephanus Korver and Richard van Dijk

November 2, 2007

David Apel is the new senior perfumer in the fine fragrance team at Symrise. Mr. Apel has composed numerous fragrances including creations for Cerruti, Hugo Boss, Armani, Calvin Klein and Escada. Mr. Apel began his career as a compounder at Givaudan. After becoming a perfumer, he continued his career at Givaudan and Givaudan Roure.

Symrise has appointed Dominique Yates chief financial officer. He joins from Imperial Tobacco Group, where he held various financial and management positions, most recently as group business development director.

Stephanus Korver will strengthen Symrise’s team of perfumers in the area of home care products, working primarily on creating perfume oils for use in laundry detergents. Prior to this assignment, he worked in the areas of functional and household fragrances for companies such as Naarden, Quest, Dragoco and Takasago.

Richard van Dijk will lend his assistance to projects for global key accounts; he will also work as a research perfumer, providing support for the Symrise scent and care team. Mr. Van Dijk has extensive experience in creative fragrance development, particularly in the area of cosmetics and toiletries. Both perfumers will work for Symrise in Holzminden.
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