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IFF Acquires Aromor To Strengthen Its Fragrance Ingredients And Fragrance Creation Capabilities

International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE:IFF), a leading global creator of flavors and fragrances for consumer products, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Aromor Flavors and Fragrances Ltd., a privately held manufacturer and marketer of complex specialty ingredients that are used in fragrances and flavors.

While terms of the transaction have not been disclosed, the Aromor operations would have represented approximately $35 million of incremental sales to IFF’s results in 2013 on a proforma basis. IFF funded the transaction from existing resources. Aromor will become part of the IFF Fragrances Ingredients business and is expected to be accretive to IFF’s earnings per share in 2014.

Chief Executive Officer Doug Tough said “We are pleased to complete this important strategic acquisition. We expect Aromor, with its strong R&D capabilities, to provide us with cost-effective, quality materials to use in our formula creations and external sales.”

“A key component of our overall Ingredients strategy is to provide cost-advantaged, specialty molecules that enhance our development of consumer preferred fragrance compounds,” added Nicolas Mirzayantz, Group President Fragrances. “We believe the use of the Aromor ingredients portfolio and their technology development process will be value enhancing by improving the overall profitability and win rate of our fragrance creations. We plan to continue to support the Aromor facility in Israel and invest in and develop their R&D and manufacturing capabilities in order to strengthen the development and production of specialty ingredients.”

“We welcome Aromor’s talented and dedicated team and are excited to bring their pipeline of specialty ingredients to IFF. The Aromor acquisition is complementary to our existing ingredients portfolio and is an important step in increasing our scale and expertise in Ingredients,” said Rob Edelman, SVP Fragrance Ingredients. “As Aromor is currently one of our suppliers, we have been working with the Aromor team for many years and are excited to have them join IFF. We look forward to working with the current Aromor management as they continue to lead and manage the company’s operations.”

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