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Sigma-Aldrich® Corporation Appoints Darryl Goss President of SAFC® Hitech

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Sigma-Aldrich® Corporation Appoints Darryl Goss President of SAFC® Hitech

07:00 EST Tuesday, February 18, 2014

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sigma-Aldrich® Corporation (NASDAQ: SIAL) today announced the appointment of Darryl Goss as President of SAFC® Hitech (www.sigmaaldrich.com/safchitech), its high-technology custom manufacturing services business unit. As a vertically integrated supplier of critical on-wafer materials to the microelectronics material space, the new appointment reinforces the Company's commitment to drive new products into industry applications.

"Darryl Goss has delivered on the SAFC commitment to bring customers the highest quality of products and services," said Gilles Cottier, Sigma-Aldrich Executive Vice President and President of SAFC Commercial. "Darryl is a proven leader who can help us capitalize on significant opportunities and strengthen our unique portfolio aimed at the microelectronics industry."

Goss will lead all aspects of SAFC Hitech's commercial efforts, including product development and growth in the Company's Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD), Metalorganic Chemical Vapour Deposition (MOVCD), Energy and Display and LED segments. He will also manage the Company's chemical R&D and manufacturing experts, who ensure that high-purity materials meet the quality and service standards demanded by the silicon semiconductor, LED and energy and display markets.

Goss most recently served as General Manager for SAFC's Life Science Services business in Europe and Asia. He began his career in Information Technology with IBM and later moved into senior roles in Operations, IT and General Management in the healthcare industry. Goss earned his undergraduate degree from the University of California at Davis and received an MBA from the University of Chicago.

"I am excited about this opportunity to lead the talented and dedicated team at SAFC Hitech and I look forward to working with our clients and colleagues to deliver success," said Goss.

About SAFC Hitech:  SAFC Hitech provides a unique chemistry service translating application understanding into performance materials worldwide. Through collaborative partnerships and an integrated approach from research and development, process development and scale up to commercial manufacturing, SAFC Hitech invests in innovation and manufacturing enabling current and future technology needs. Further information can be found at www.sigmaaldrich.com/safchitech.

About SAFC: SAFC Commercial, the custom manufacturing and services business unit of Sigma-Aldrich Corporation, is recognized as a top 10 global specialty chemicals and biologics supplier. As a trusted manufacturer for the life science and high technology industries, SAFC works closely with customers to resolve development challenges and accelerate the product pipeline utilizing its global "Centers of Excellence" and dedicated manufacturing facilities. Its rich portfolio includes high-purity inorganic materials for high technology applications, critical raw materials and extensive biologics safety testing services for biopharmaceutical manufacturing, and complex, high-potent APIs and key intermediates for pharmaceutical manufacturing. For more information, visit  SAFC Commercial.

About Sigma-Aldrich:  Sigma-Aldrich, a leading Life Science and High Technology company focused on enhancing human health and safety, manufactures and distributes 230,000 chemicals, biochemicals and other essential products to more than 1.4 million customers globally in research and applied labs as well as in industrial and commercial markets. With three distinct business units ? Research, Applied and SAFC Commercial ? Sigma-Aldrich is committed to enabling science to improve the quality of life. The Company operates in 37 countries, has more than 9,000 employees worldwide and had sales of $2.7 billion in 2013 For more information about Sigma-Aldrich, please visit its website at www.sigma-aldrich.com.

Sigma-Aldrich is a registered trademark of Sigma-Aldrich Co. LLC.

SOURCE Sigma-Aldrich Corporation

For further information: Kristi Fortschneider, (314) 286-8331, Kristi.Fortschneider@sial.com

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