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Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the

Shareholder Meeting to Be Held on May 5, 2021.



You invested in INTERNATIONAL FLAVORS & FRAGRANCES INC. and it’s time to vote!

You have the right to vote on proposals being presented at the Annual Meeting. This is an important notice regarding the availability of proxy material for the shareholder meeting to be held on May 5, 2021.

Get informed before you vote

View the Notice and Proxy Statement and Annual Report online OR you can receive a free paper or email copy of the material(s) by requesting prior to April 21, 2021. If you would like to request a copy of the material(s) for this and/or future shareholder meetings, you may (1) visit, (2) call 1-800-579-1639 or (3) send an email to If sending an email, please include your control number (indicated below) in the subject line. Unless requested, you will not otherwise receive a paper or email copy.

Following the instructions on the proxy card, you may vote before the meeting via the Internet, by phone or by mail, or during the meeting via the Internet. To facilitate the timely receipt of your vote, we encourage you to vote by telephone or the Internet today.




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This is an overview of the proposals being presented at the

upcoming shareholder meeting. Please follow the instructions on

the reverse side to vote these important matters.


  Voting Items   Recommends  
  1.   Elect thirteen members of the Board of Directors for a one-year term expiring at the 2022 Annual Meeting of Shareholders.  
  1a.   Kathryn J. Boor   LOGO For
  1b.   Edward D. Breen   LOGO For
  1c.   Carol Anthony Davidson   LOGO For
  1d.   Michael L. Ducker   LOGO For
  1e.   Roger W. Ferguson, Jr.   LOGO For
  1f.   John F. Ferraro   LOGO For
  1g.   Andreas Fibig   LOGO For
  1h.   Christina Gold   LOGO For
  1i.   Ilene Gordon   LOGO For
  1j.   Matthias J. Heinzel   LOGO For
  1k.   Dale F. Morrison   LOGO For
  1l.   Kåre Schultz   LOGO For
  1m.   Stephen Williamson   LOGO For
  2.   Ratify the selection of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as our independent registered public accounting firm for the 2021 fiscal year.   LOGO For
  3.   Approve, on an advisory basis, the compensation of our named executive officers in 2020.   LOGO For
  4.   Approve our 2021 Stock Award and Incentive Plan.   LOGO For
NOTE: Such other business as may properly come before the meeting or any adjournment or postponement thereof.



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