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DSM appoints new Chief Purchasing Officer

Heerlen, NL, 21 Dec 2009 14:15 CET

Royal DSM N.V., the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company headquartered in the Netherlands, today announces the following management changes:

Mr. Ton Trommelen (1950), currently Chief Purchasing Officer, will retire as per 1 February 2010. Ton Trommelen will be succeeded by:

Mr. Tim Tolhurst (1961) who will be appointed as Chief Purchasing Officer per 1 January 2010.

Tim Tolhurst, a British national, joined DSM per 15 November 2009 from Firmenich Group, where he was Global Vice President Purchasing and Logistics. He is highly experienced in the area of Purchasing and has held several senior positions in this field with previous employers including Thorn EMI, Mars, SmithKlineBeecham and Quest International.

Tim Tolhurst will report to Nico Gerardu, Member of the DSM Managing Board.