International Flavors & Fragrances, Inc.
Executive Severance Agreement
Agreement dated as of February 16, 1989 between International Flavors & Fragrances Inc., a New York
corporation, with its principal office at 521 West 57th Street, New York, New York 10119 (hereinafter called
the "Corporation") and the undersigned officer of the Corporation (hereinafter called "the Executive").
WHEREAS, the Board of Directors of the Corporation ("the Board") recognizes that attempts, hostile and
otherwise, to obtain control of companies are widespread at the present time, and that, although the Corporation
is not aware that any such attempt against it is contemplated at this time, the possibility of such an attempt may
raise uncertainties among the Corporation's key manaqement personnel as to the security of their employment, to
the detriment of the Corporation and its business;
WHEREAS, should the Corporation or its shareholders be the object of such an attempt, the Board believes it
important that the Corporation and the Board be able to rely upon the
Executive to continue in his position and to give the Board his objective advice as to the interests of the
Corporation and its shareholders, without being distracted by personal uncertainties and questions (including
possible termination of his employment) created by such an attempt; and
WHEREAS, the Board believes the Executive should have reasonable assurances as to his continued
employment, and fair severance payments should his employment be terminated as a result of any change of
control of the Corporation.
NOW, THEREFORE, in view of the foregoing, and for other good and valuable consideration, it is agreed as
(a) "Change in control" shall mean the earliest to occur of any of the following events:
(i) any person, corporation, partnership, association, trust or other entity, or any "group" as defined in Section 13
(d) (3) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act")