Cognis Nutrition and Health Proud to Co-Sponsor Largest Vitamin E Conference in 15 Years

March 9, 2004, LaGrange, IL— Cognis Nutrition and Health, a global leader in the manufacture and innovation of nature-based ingredients and application technology for health and food products, announced today it is proud to be the official co-sponsor of the largest conference devoted to vitamin E to be held in fifteen years.

“Vitamin E and Health”, a New York Academy of Sciences Conference, will take place at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University in Boston on May 22-24, 2004. Presenters include a “Who’s Who” of prominent vitamin E scientists from around the world.

The objective of this multi-disciplinary conference is to review the progress in vitamin E research, to gain new insight into its function, and to develop directions for research over the next decade.

“Vitamin E is widely acknowledged as a powerful antioxidant and this conference will remind us of its important role in human health,” explained Kathleen Moran, Global Market Segment Manager, Dietary Supplements. “These top researchers will help us better understand the role of vitamin E and why it promises to serve an even greater health benefit among an aging population.” Ms. Moran added, “We also hope to gain clarity regarding the uncertainty generated by some recent intervention studies. Cognis is proud to co-sponsor this conference because it coincides with our mission to promote healthy life through research and development.”

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Cognis Nutrition & Health pioneered the development and production of natural vitamin E and has been a leading supplier for more than 35 years. Today Cognis offers the industry’s most extensive line of natural vitamin E products.

About Cognis:
Cognis ( is a worldwide supplier of innovative specialty chemicals and nutritional ingredients with almost 8,500 employees in close to 50 countries. The company has dedicated its activities to a high level of sustainability and delivers natural-source raw materials and ingredients for food, nutrition and healthcare markets, and the cosmetics, detergents and cleaners industries. Additionally, Cognis provides solutions for a number of other industries, such as coatings and inks, lubricants, textiles and plastics, as well as agriculture and mining.

Cognis is owned by private equity funds advised by Permira, GS Capital Partners, and Schroder Ventures Life Sciences. In 2003, Cognis recorded sales of 2.9 billion euros and an operating profit before depreciation, amortization and exceptional items (EBITDA recurring) of 312 million euros.

Cognis Nutrition & Health, a business unit of Cognis Group, provides antioxidant, botanical and nature-based ingredients for dietary supplements; pharmaceuticals and healthcare; functional foods and medical nutrition. As a leader in food technology, Cognis manufactures emulsifiers, emulsifier-based compounds, and numerous other specialty products for the food industry worldwide.


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