Press release

Completion of contribution of Firmenich shares to dsm-firmenich

Kaiseraugst, Switzerland, and Heerlen, the Netherlands – May 9, 2023

DSM-Firmenich AG (the Company or DSM-Firmenich) announces that the Firmenich Contribution took place yesterday, thereby completing the transactions contemplated by the merger of equals between DSM and Firmenich.

As a result of the Firmenich Contribution, Firmenich is now a wholly owned subsidiary of DSM-Firmenich. The aggregate consideration received by the Firmenich Shareholders through the Firmenich Contribution is:

(i)               an amount in cash of EUR 3.5 billion; plus

(ii)              91,658,354 newly issued DSM-Firmenich Ordinary Shares, representing 34.5% of the Company's total of 265,676,388 aggregate issued DSM-Firmenich Ordinary Shares as of today.

Additional information is included in section 13.1 (The Transactions – The Firmenich Contribution) of the offering circular published by DSM-Firmenich on 22 November 2022 (the Offering Circular).


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Further information

Capitalised terms used but not defined herein are defined in the Offering Circular. This announcement contains selected, condensed information regarding the Exchange Offer and does not replace the Offering Circular. The information in this announcement is not complete and additional information is contained in the Offering Circular. A digital copy of the Offering Circular is available on the website of the Company (

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