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Press Release

Sigma-Aldrich CFO Jan Bertsch Named One of St. Louis’ Most Influential Business Women

ST. LOUIS, June 30, 2014 — Sigma-Aldrich Corporation (NASDAQ: SIAL), a leading Life Science and High Technology Company, is proud to announce that Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Jan Bertsch has been named one of St. Louis’ Most Influential Business Women by the St. Louis Business Journal.

Bertsch joined Sigma-Aldrich in 2012 and has helped the $2.7 billion Company grow its position as a world-class leader in the life science industry.  Sigma-Aldrich has approximately 9,000 employees in 37 countries, including about 1,800 at its global headquarters and research/manufacturing facilities in St. Louis.

“We are pleased to see Jan recognized as one of the city’s most influential business leaders,” said Sigma-Aldrich President and CEO Rakesh Sachdev.  “St. Louis is becoming a hub for the biotech industry and global business. Congratulations to Jan and all the honorees for helping to drive that transition.”

During her tenure at Sigma-Aldrich, Bertsch has championed the Company’s support for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education and recently delivered the keynote address at Girlstart’s 9th Annual Girls in STEM Conference in Austin, Texas.

Sigma-Aldrich, which is committed to its mission of enabling science to improve the quality of life, manufactures and distributes more than 270,000 chemicals, biochemicals, lab equipment items and other essential products to global research and applied labs, as well as industrial and commercial markets.

About Sigma-Aldrich: Sigma-Aldrich, a leading Life Science and High Technology company focused on enhancing human health and safety, manufactures and distributes more than 270,000 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, go to www.sigma-aldrich.com.

Sigma-Aldrich is a trademark of Sigma-Aldrich Co, LLC registered in the US and other countries.

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