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Sigma-Aldrich Aligns Into Three New Market-Focused Business Units



      Sigma-Aldrich Aligns Into Three New Market-Focused Business Units

PR Newswire

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 19, 2012

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Effective January 1, 2013,
Sigma-Aldrich Corporation (NASDAQ: SIAL) will align its organization into
three market-focused business units that are defined by the customers and
markets they serve.  This new organization will enable Sigma-Aldrich to better
address the needs of its global customers and to further drive global sales
growth.

Frank Wicks will transition from his current role as President of the Research
business to become President of the new Applied Markets Business Unit.  This
business unit will serve customers in Diagnostics, Testing and Industrial
markets.

Eric Green will transition from his current role as Vice President and
Managing Director of the International region (APLA) to become President of
the newly structured Research Markets Business Unit.  This business unit will
focus on broadening the offering of research products to scientists in Life
Science, Academic, Government and Hospital settings around the world.  Eric
will continue to have responsibility for the Latin America region as well.

Gilles Cottier will continue to lead the SAFC business.  This business will be
renamed the SAFC Commercial Markets Business Unit and will continue to serve
customers in the Life Science and Electronic markets.

Gerrit van den Dool will transition from his current role as Managing Director
of the North American region (United States and Canada) to become Managing
Director of the European region (EMEA).  Gerrit will relocate to St. Gallen,
Switzerland.  Jason Apter will transition from his role of Chief of Staff to
become Managing Director of the Asia Pacific region and will relocate to
Singapore.  Customers in the North American region will be managed directly by
the three business units – Applied Markets, Research Markets and SAFC
Commercial Markets.

Sigma-Aldrich intends to provide more information about the structure, sales
and growth prospects of each of the three business units early in 2013 in
conjunction with its year-end financial results release.

About Sigma-Aldrich:  Sigma-Aldrich is a leading Life Science and High
Technology company whose biochemical and organic chemical products, kits and
services are used in scientific research, including genomic and proteomic
research, biotechnology, pharmaceutical development, the diagnosis of disease
and as key components in pharmaceutical, diagnostics and high technology
manufacturing.  Sigma-Aldrich customers include more than one million
scientists and technologists in life science companies, university and
government institutions, hospitals and industry.  The Company operates in 38
countries and has approximately 9,000 employees whose objective is to provide
excellent service worldwide.  Sigma-Aldrich is committed to accelerating
customer success through innovation and leadership in Life Science, High
Technology and Service.  For more information about Sigma-Aldrich, please
visit its website, at www.sigma-aldrich.com.

SOURCE Sigma-Aldrich Corporation

Website: http://www.sigma-aldrich.com
Contact: Quintin Lai, Vice President, Investor Relations, +1-314-898-4643
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