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Chr. Hansen - AGM 27 November 2019

In general, Chr. Hansen is in compliance with the Danish regulations relating to the organisation and procedures of the Annual General Meeting.

Under ITEM 6a it is proposed to re-appoint Ms. Dominique Reiniche as Chairman of the board of directors. Although she is considered independent, ECGS has concerns over her aggregate time commitments. Ms. Reiniche is serving as chairman of the board of directors of Chr. Hansen Holding A/S (listed) and Eurostar International Limited (substantial non-listed company) and non-executive director of Severn Trent plc and Mondi plc (both listed), which exceeds ECGS¶guidelines. Therefore, ECGS normally would have recommended opposition. However, considering that the proxy card does not permit this, it recommends abstention instead.

There are no further peculiarities.

Underlying
Chr. Hansen Holding A/S

Chr. Hansen is a biosciences group based in Denmark. Co. develops and supplies natural ingredient solutions for the food, pharmaceutical, nutritional, and agricultural industries worldwide. Co. operates in three divisions: Cultures and Enzymes (develops, produces, and sells cultures, enzymes, and probiotics for the food and dairy industries); Health and Nutrition (develops products for the dietary supplement, over-the-counter pharmaceutical, infant formula, and animal feed industries); and Natural Colors (develops natural color solutions to the food industry, primarily for the beverage, dairy, confectionery, fruit preparation and ice cream, as well as functional blends for processed meats).

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