SENSIENT TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
SUPPLEMENTAL EXECUTIVE RETIREMENT PLAN A
(Including All Amendments Through June 14, 2001)
SECTION 1. PURPOSE
The purpose of the Sensient Technologies Corporation Supplemental Executive Retirement Plan A (the "Plan") is
to enable Sensient Technologies Corporation (the "Company") to attract, retain, and motivate certain key
employees and to provide retirement and survivor benefits for the employees, their surviving spouses and
designated beneficiaries. The Company intends the Plan to be a non-qualified supplemental executive retirement
plan for certain key employees, as designated and described herein.
SECTION 2. DEFINITIONS
For the purpose of this Plan, certain words or phrases used herein will have the following meanings:
A. "Board of Directors" means the board of directors of the Company.
B. "Disability" means permanent long-term disability for which the Executive would be entitled to long-term
disability benefits under the Company's Disability Income Plan. Determination of such Disability applied to this
Plan shall be made at the sole discretion of the Company and the decision of the Company shall be final. During
periods of determined Disability, the Executive shall be considered to be in the full employ of the Company for
the purpose of this Plan.
C. "Executive" means a selected employee of the Company designated to participate in the Plan by the Chief
D. "Final Compensation" means the greater of:
1. the Executive's annual base salary as in effect, prior to reduction for the Executive's contributions to this Plan,
as of, as applicable, the date of his or her death or retirement, or the date immediately preceding the Company's
change of control, plus 50% (100% if the Executive has at any time been the Company's Chief Executive Officer,
Chief Operating Officer or Chief Financial Officer) of the highest bonus award, if any, paid to the Executive
pursuant to, as applicable, the Sensient Technologies Corporati