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Carlos A. Lobbosco

02/01/02

New York, N.Y., February 1, 2002 --- Carlos A. Lobbosco, Executive Vice President of Business Development and Officer of the Board of Directors, will retire from International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (“IFF” or “the Company”) effective May 7, 2002, the day of the Annual Shareholder's Meeting. Mr. Lobbosco joined the Company in 1975 and has held a range of senior management positions, serving as President of the worldwide Fragrances division just prior to assuming his current role.

“It would be impossible to overestimate Carlos's enormous contribution to our company and our industry” said Richard A. Goldstein, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of IFF. “Carlos's natural talent, unparalleled understanding of our customers and our business, and contagious good humor make him truly unique at IFF.”

Mr. Lobbosco's position will not be filled upon his retirement. Roberto Gordon, Neil Humphreys and Nicolas Mirzayantz -- Global Vice Presidents for Functional Products, Flavors and Fine Fragrances and Toiletries, respectively -- will report directly to Mr. Goldstein.



About IFF
IFF is the world's leading creator and manufacturer of flavors and fragrances used in a wide variety of consumer products--from fine fragrances and toiletries, to soaps, detergents and other household products, to beverages and food products. IFF is dedicated to The Pursuit of Excellence in every area of its business, using knowledge, creativity, innovation and technology to continually provide customers with the highest quality products and service and superior consumer understanding.

IFF has sales, manufacturing and creative facilities in 42 countries worldwide and approximate annual revenues of $1.9 billion. For more information, please visit our Web site at www.iff.com.


Contact:
Carol Brys
IFF, Corporate Communications
Phone: 212-708-7121
Fax: 212-708-7147
Email: mhiff( "carol.brys","" )
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