Press Release

IFF Celebrates 125th Anniversary Year

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 27, 2014-- International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE:IFF), a leading global creator of flavors and fragrances for consumer products, today announced the celebration of its 125th anniversary year.

Beginning with the founding of Polak & Schwarz on January 27th, 1889 in Zutphen, the Netherlands, and culminating in the 1958 merger with van Ameringen-Haebler to form IFF in New York, the Company attributes its long success to its employees, customers, partners, and shareholders.

“We are a company of passionate, creative, expert and empowered people,” said Doug Tough, Chairman and CEO of IFF. “As we look through our long history, we see exemplars of these core corporate values in our people since our inception. Our employees continue to drive our success by creating exceptional products and providing superior service. But we also share this milestone with our customers, partners and shareholders. We have survived, and indeed, thrived, for 125 years because of our mutual success with these important stakeholders.”

The Company is acknowledging the anniversary year with the launch of a commemorative logo that reflects IFF’s significant legacy, designed by an employee based in Singapore. The formal celebrations will be kicked off by the Board of Directors at an event in IFF’s creative center in Hilversum, the Netherlands. This will be followed by a series of activities for the balance of the year.

“We see this exceptional milestone as an opportunity both to celebrate the past and look to our future,” continued Mr. Tough. “The beauty of our corporate strategy is that it helps position us for continued success with its focus on the current and future needs of our customers. When our employees embrace our values and focus on our strategy, we have the resources we need to realize our corporate vision of creating unique scent & taste experiences people love.

About IFF

International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE: IFF) is a leading global creator of flavors and fragrances used in a wide variety of consumer products. Consumers experience these unique scents and tastes in fine fragrances and beauty care, detergents and household goods, as well as beverages, sweet goods and food products. The Company leverages its competitive advantages of consumer insight, research and development, creative expertise, and customer intimacy to provide customers with innovative and differentiated product offerings. A member of the S&P 500 Index, IFF has approximately 5,900 employees working in 32 countries worldwide. For more information, please visit our website at

Source: International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.

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