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Change in Directors or Principal Officers, Amendments to Articles of I

Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors;
Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

On October 18, 2012, the Board of Directors of Sensient Technologies Corporation amended Sensient's employment agreement with Kenneth P. Manning, its Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, to extend the term of his employment through February 1, 2014 and to express a mutual intention that he will continue to serve as Chairman of the Board through December 31, 2015.

The board also elected Paul Manning to the position of President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Paul Manning had been serving as President of Sensient's Color Group. He joined the Company in June of 2009. Paul Manning is the son of Kenneth P. Manning, Sensient's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Both Paul Manning and Kenneth P Manning are executive officers of Sensient, and their 2011 compensation is described in Sensient's most recent proxy statement.

The annual base salaries and other compensation of these executive officers will be evaluated in light of their new responsibilities.

On October 18, 2012, following the amendment to the Bylaws described in Item 5.03 that increased the size of the Board of Directors, the Board of Directors appointed Paul Manning to fill the vacancy created by that amendment, for a term expiring at the Company's annual meeting of shareholders in 2013. Paul Manning is expected to be named to the Company's Scientific Advisory Committee.

Item 5.03. Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change of Fiscal Year.

As noted above, on October 18, 2012, the Board of Directors amended the first sentence of Section 3.2(a) of the Company's Bylaws , effective immediately, to provide that the number of directors of the corporation shall be nine (9).

ITEM 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits

Exhibit    Amendment to Section 3.2(a) of Sensient's Bylaws
Exhibit    Amended and Restated Executive Employment Contract
Exhibit    Sensient Technologies Corporation Press Release dated October 18, 2012,
99.1       regarding Election of Officers and Appointment of Paul Manning to
           Sensient's Board.

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