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Sigma-Aldrich Corporation Announces Death of Chairman and CEO; Election of New CEO and Chairman; Conference Call Scheduled for 10:00a.m. (Central Time) on November 15, 2010
Date:11/14/2010

dev as President and CEO.  Mr. Sachdev most recently served as Chief Financial Officer, Chief Administrative Officer, and Senior Vice President of the International business.  Mr. Sachdev, age 54, has also been elected to the Sigma-Aldrich Board of Directors as of November 14, 2010.  

The Board also has elected Barrett Toan as Chairman as of November 14, 2010.

Mr. Sachdev joined the Company in 2008 from ArvinMeritor, where he was Senior Vice President and President Asia Pacific.  At ArvinMeritor, he also served in diverse leadership roles, including Interim CFO, Senior Vice President Strategy and Corporate Development and Vice President and General Manager of several of their global businesses. Prior to joining ArvinMeritor, Mr. Sachdev worked for Cummins Inc. in various leadership roles, including CFO for one of its largest business units, and as Managing Director of its Mexican operations.  Mr. Sachdev earned his Masters in Business Administration degree from Indiana University, a Masters degree in Engineering from the University of Illinois and his Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology in New Delhi. He also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Regal Beloit, Inc.

Mr. Toan, age 63, served as Chairman of Express Scripts from 1996 to 2006 and as CEO of Express Scripts, Inc. from 1989 to 2005.  He has served on the Board of Directors of Sigma-Aldrich since 2001 and, with his appointment as Chairman, served as the Board's Presiding Director.  In that role he presided over independent directors executive sessions at the Board meetings and acted as a liaison between the Chairman and independent directors in matters relating to the Board.

Sigma-Aldrich will hold a conference call to discuss these matters on Monday, November 15, 2010 10:00am Central Time (11:00am Eastern Time).  Date:

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