DSM provides 2009 and Q1-Q3 2010 comparative figures
These comparative figures are a result of the today announced divestment of Keltan®, and the previously announced and finalized divestment of Thermoplastic Elastomers (Sarlink®). Both businesses formed the business group DSM Elastomers. Thermoplastic Elastomers (Sarlink®) was already classified as held for sale in the balance sheet as per September 30, 2010 but did not represent a discontinued operation.
The comparative figures reflect the reclassification of the complete business group DSM Elastomers from the Base Chemicals and Materials cluster to assets held for sale and discontinued operations. It also reflects the reclassification of the remaining activities of the Base Chemicals and Materials cluster to Other activities.
With the announced divestment of the remaining part of DSM Elastomers (Keltan®), DSM will stop to report on the Base Chemicals and Materials cluster, as announced earlier.
The comparative figures can be found in the annex to this press release.