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Frequently Asked Questions

Sensient Technologies Corporation is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of colors, flavors and fragrances. Sensient employs advanced technologies at facilities around the world to develop specialty food and beverage systems, cosmetic and pharmaceutical ingredient systems and specialty chemicals for inkjet inks, display imaging systems and other applications. The Company's customers include major international manufacturers representing some of the world's best-known brands.

Stock

What is Sensient Technologies' ticker symbol and where are shares traded?
How can I purchase Sensient Technologies Stock?
Can I purchase Sensient Technologies stock directly from the Company?
Of what indices is Sensient Technologies a member?
What is the CUSIP number for Sensient Technologies common stock?

Transfer Agent

Who is Sensient Technologies' transfer agent?
Can I send my stock certificates to the transfer agent for safekeeping?
How can I transfer stock, change the address on my account or replace a lost certificate?

Dividends and Direct Stock Purchase

Does the Company have a dividend reinvestment plan?
How can I find historical Sensient stock prices?
What is the current dividend rate for Sensient Technologies common stock?
What are the dividend record and payment dates?
When are dividends usually paid?
What should I do if I do not receive a dividend check?
Does Sensient Technologies offer Direct Deposit of dividends?
Who do I contact regarding stock certificates bearing restrictive legends?

Financial Reports

How do I obtain copies of financial documents, such as the annual report, Form 10-K or Form 10-Q?
How can I access Sensient's most recent financial results?
When does Sensient's fiscal year end?
Who are Sensient's auditors?

Company Information

How can I obtain further information or materials on Sensient?
Where is Sensient located?
Who are Sensient's officers?
Where can I find a listing of the members of the Board of Directors?
What year and where was Sensient founded?

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What is Sensient Technologies' ticker symbol and where are shares traded?

The ticker symbol for Sensient Technologies' common stock is SXT. Shares of common stock are traded on the New York Stock Exchange.

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How can I purchase Sensient Technologies stock?

Sensient Technologies common stock can be purchased through a stockbroker or financial institution that provides brokerage services.

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Can I purchase Sensient Technologies stock directly from the Company?

At this time, shares cannot be purchased directly from Sensient Technologies. However, you can reinvest dividends and purchase additional shares through Wells Fargo Shareowner Services at:

Wells Fargo Bank Minnesota, N.A.
Shareowner Services
P.O. Box 64854
St. Paul, MN 55164-0854
(800) 468-9716
Wells Fargo Shareowner Services

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Of what indices is Sensient Technologies a member?

Sensient Technologies is a member of 34 indices, including Standard & Poor's (S&P) Midcap 400, S&P Midcap Specialty Chemicals, S&P Midcap Chemicals, S&P Midcap Materials, Bloomberg Wisconsin, Bloomberg U.S. Chemicals, Russell 3000 and 2000 Indexes.

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What is the CUSIP number for Sensient Technologies common stock?

The CUSIP for Sensient Technologies common stock is 81725T-10-0.

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Who is Sensient Technologies' transfer agent?

Wells Fargo Shareowner Services is the Corporation's transfer agent.

Wells Fargo Bank Minnesota, N.A.
Shareowner Services
P.O. Box 64854
St. Paul, MN 55164-0854
(800) 468-9716
Wells Fargo Shareowner Services

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Can I send my stock certificates to the transfer agent for safekeeping?

Yes. You may send your physical certificates to our transfer agent, Wells Fargo Shareowner Services, for safekeeping. Safekeeping can minimize problems with lost or stolen certificates, and makes record keeping easier. For instructions on how to put certificates into safekeeping, contact Wells Fargo Shareowner Services at (800) 468-9716.

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How can I transfer stock, change the address on my account or replace a lost stock certificate?

Contact Sensient Technologies' transfer agent, Wells Fargo Shareowner Services at (800) 468-9716 for instructions and to obtain the necessary forms.

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Does the Company have a dividend reinvestment plan?

Yes. Current holders of Sensient Technologies common stock may reinvest their dividends in additional shares once enrolled in the Sensient Technologies Dividend Reinvestment Plan (DRIP), which is sponsored and administered by Wells Fargo Shareowner Services. You can reinvest all or a portion of your dividends without paying fees or commissions. Upon enrollment, you also have the option of purchasing additional Sensient shares through the plan. Contact Wells Fargo Shareowner Services at (800) 468-9716 for information.


Dividend Reinvestment Plan (Adobe PDF)


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How can I find historical Sensient stock prices?

Historical Sensient Technologies stock prices as well as daily stock price listings can be found at www.sensient.com/financial/chart.htm

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What is the current dividend rate for Sensient Technologies common stock?

The current dividend rate is available at www.sensient.com/financial/dividend.htm

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What are the dividend record and payment dates?

Dividend record and payment dates may be found at www.sensient.com/financial/dividend.htm.

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When are dividends usually paid?

Dividends on Sensient Technologies common stock have in the past been payable on or about the first of March, June, September and December, after having been declared by the Board of Directors. Dividend checks are mailed on the dividend payment date. If you do not receive your dividend check on the date you normally expect it, please allow a few days for possible mail delay before you report it to our transfer agent.

Sensient Technologies has paid a regular dividend since 1977, when it was known as Universal Foods.

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What should I do if I do not receive a dividend check?

If you have not received your dividend check within 7 business days after the dividend payment date, contact Wells Fargo Shareowner Services at (800) 468-9716. You may want to consider using Dividend Direct Deposit.

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Does Sensient Technologies offer Direct Deposit of dividends?

Yes. With Direct Deposit, your Sensient Technologies dividends are automatically deposited in your bank account on the dividend date. Direct Deposit eliminates problems with lost, delayed or stolen checks and makes funds available for use immediately, with no waiting for the check to clear. There is no cost to you for this service. An enrollment form can be obtained by contacting Wells Fargo Shareowner services at (800) 468-9716 or the Company's Investor Relations Department at (414) 347-3779.

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Who do I contact regarding stock certificates bearing restrictive legends?

For restricted stock matters, contact:

Sensient Technologies Corporation
Investor Relations
777 East Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(800) 558-9892

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How do I obtain copies of financial documents, such as the annual report, Form 10-K or Form 10-Q?

The Sensient Technologies annual report is available for download at www.sensient.com/financial/annual.htm. Sensient Technologies' SEC filings are available at www.sensient.com/financial/sec.htm. If you would like a printed copy of the annual report or other documents please write to:

Sensient Technologies Corporation
Investor Relations
777 East Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(800) 558-9892

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How can I access Sensient's most recent financial results?

The most recent financial results can be accessed on Sensient Technologies' web site at www.sensient.com/financial/sec.htm.

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When does Sensient's fiscal year end?

The fiscal year ends on December 31.

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Who are Sensient's auditors?

Ernst & Young, LLP, certified public accountants.

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How can I obtain further information or materials on Sensient Technologies?

Send an e-mail to corporate.communications@sensient.com or contact:

Sensient Technologies Corporation
Investor Relations
777 East Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(800) 558-9892

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Where is Sensient located?

Sensient's world headquarters is at:

777 East Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Sensient has locations around the world.

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Who are Sensient's officers?

A listing of the officers can be found on Sensient Technologies web site at www.sensient.com/corporate/officers.htm.

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Where can I find a listing of the members of the Board of Directors?

A listing of the Board of directors can be found in the Sensient Annual Report available for download at www.sensient.com/financial/annual.htm.

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What year and where was Sensient founded?

Sensient was founded in 1882 as Meadow Springs Distillery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It was also known as Universal Foods until 2000 when it changed its name to more accurately reflect its businesses.

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