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Prolongation of the share buy back programme

14 Jun 2004

Geneva, 14 June 2004 - The Board of Directors of Givaudan SA has resolved to extend the share buy back programme 2003/2004 concerning 800,000 registered shares by one year, i.e. until 30 June, 2005.

On 16 April 2004, Givaudan SA’s Annual General Meeting approved the cancellation of 200,000 registered shares that had already been repurchased in the frame of this programme. Givaudan intends to repurchase the remaining 600,000 shares until 30 June, 2005. As of today, a further 100,000 shares have been repurchased. A reduction of the share capital by the amount of shares by then repurchased shall be proposed to the Annual General Meeting on 8 April 2005.

For further information please contact:
Peter Wullschleger, Givaudan Media Relations
5, chemin de la Parfumerie, CH-1214 Vernier
T +41 22 780 90 93, F +41 22 780 90 90
E-mail: peter_b.wullschleger@givaudan.com