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Final dividend 2008 Royal DSM N.V.

Heerlen, NL, 25 Mar 2009 19:15 CET

The DSM Annual General Meeting of Shareholders on 25 March 2009 passed a resolution to declare a dividend for 2008 of EUR 1.20 per ordinary share of EUR 1.50 par value. An interim dividend of EUR 0.40 per ordinary share having been paid on 22 August 2008, the final dividend for 2008 will amount to EUR 0.80 per ordinary share.

This final dividend of EUR 0.80 will be paid out entirely in cash, after deduction of 15% dividend tax, and will be made payable from 21 April 2009. The ex-dividend date on Euronext Amsterdam will be 27 March 2009.

Holders of registered shares listed in the register of shares kept by ANT will be informed by ANT about the payment to which they are entitled. Holders of shares held in a securities account will receive the final dividend through their bank or broker in whose custody the shares are held on 31 March 2009 at the close of business (record date). The dividend will be made payable to them through the intermediary of ABN AMRO Bank N.V acting under the name of RBS ("RBS") in Amsterdam (Netherlands).

RBS is offering all DSM shareholders the option to participate in the dividend reinvestment plan (DRIP). For more information see the Investors section at