Press Release

IFF Names Beth E. Ford Executive Vice President, Head of Supply Chain

NEW YORK, Sep 09, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. (NYSE: IFF), a leading global creator of flavors and fragrances, today announced that it has named Beth E. Ford, 44, Executive Vice President, Head of Supply Chain. She will join the company on October 1st and report directly to Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Robert M. Amen. Ms. Ford was most recently Chief Operating Officer for Hachette Book Group headquartered in New York City.

"We are delighted that Beth has joined IFF," said Mr. Amen. "Beth will develop end-to-end supply chain strategies that enhance customer service, increase plant productivity, and reduce costs. She brings significant operations experience to IFF and we are pleased that she will be spearheading our supply chain initiatives."

Before joining Hachette, Ms. Ford worked at Scholastic, Inc. where she was a Senior Vice President of Global Operations and Information Technology from 2000-2007. Previously, she held senior supply chain, line operating and IT roles with Pepsi, McDonald's and Mobil Oil Corporation in a career spanning more than 20 years.

A native of Sioux City, Iowa, Ms. Ford graduated from Iowa State University with a BBA in Management and later received an MBA from Columbia University Business School with an emphasis in Finance. She is a member of the Dean's Advisory Committee for the School of Business at Iowa State University, as well as the National Board of Trustees of the March of Dimes.

About International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.

IFF is a leading global creator of flavors and fragrances used in a wide variety of consumer products and packaged goods. Consumers experience these unique scents and tastes in fine fragrances and beauty care, detergents and household goods, as well as beverages, confectionary and food products. The Company leverages its competitive advantages of brand understanding and consumer insight combined with its focus on R&D and innovation, to provide customers with differentiated product offerings. A member of the S&P 500 Index, IFF has sales, manufacturing and creative facilities in 31 countries worldwide. For more information, please visit our Web site at

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International Flavors & Fragrances Inc.
Yvette Rudich, 212-708-7164
Director of Corporate Communications
Melissa Sachs, 212-708-7278
Manager, Corporate Communications