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On March 13, 2014, Sensient Technologies Corporation ("Sensient" or the "Company") issued a press release to announce the Board of Directors' March 12, 2014 actions related to (a) the creation of the new independent Lead Director position, (b) the appointment of Dr. Elaine Wedral as independent Lead Director, effective as of the end of the Company's 2014 Annual Meeting of Shareholders to be held on April 24, 2014, and (c) the adoption of certain changes related to its executive pay practices to provide that 100% of long-term incentive awards made to the Company's executive officers in December 2014 will consist of performance stock units. It is anticipated that the performance criteria of these awards will be determined by the Compensation and Development Committee in the fall of 2014 and that the awards will be granted in December 2014. The press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.

In additional to the matters described above and in the press release, Sensient's Board of Directors also approved the following actions on March 12, 2014:

1. An amendment to the Company's Director Selection Criteria, effective as of the end of the Company's 2014 Annual Meeting of Shareholders to be held on April 24, 2014, to formalize the Board's emphasis on diversity of the Board with respect to personal characteristics such as gender, race, ethnicity and national origin;

2. Certain amendments to the Company's Corporate Governance Guidelines, a complete copy of which is available free of charge on the Company's website (, to describe the new Lead Director's duties and responsibilities;

3. Preparation of a Sensient sustainability report to highlight the Company's sustainability efforts and results, with the first such report to cover the Company's 2014 fiscal year and to be published in 2015; and

4. Appointment of Mr. Edward Cichurski and Dr. Elaine Wedral to the Compensation and Development Committee, effective as of the end of the Company's 2014 Annual Meeting of Shareholders to be held on April 24, 2014.


The following exhibit is furnished with this Current Report on Form 8-K:

Exhibit 99.1: Sensient Technologies Corporation Press Release dated March 13, 2014.

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