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Final dividend 2012 Royal DSM

Heerlen, NL, 03 May 2013 18:16 CEST

The DSM Annual General Meeting of Shareholders on 3 May 2013 passed a resolution to declare a dividend for 2012 of €1.50 per ordinary share of €1.50 par value. An interim dividend of €0.48 per ordinary share having been paid on 30 August 2012, the final dividend for 2012 will amount to €1.02 per ordinary share. With the passing of the resolution by the AGM, and in line with DSM's policy to provide a stable and preferably rising dividend, 2012 marks the third consecutive year DSM's dividend has been increased.

This final dividend of €1.02 will be paid out in cash or in the form of ordinary shares at the option of the shareholder. Dividend in cash will be paid after deduction of 15% Dutch dividend withholding tax. The ex-dividend date on NYSE Euronext will be 7 May 2013 and the record date will be 9 May 2013.

Shareholders have from 10 May until 24 May 2013 (3.00 pm CET) to indicate their choice. On 27 May 2013 after the close of trading on NYSE Euronext the number of dividend rights of ordinary shares entitling the holder to one ordinary share will be determined.

This exchange ratio will be based on the volume weighted average price of all ordinary shares in DSM traded at NYSE Euronext on  20 May 2013 up to and including 24 May 2013. The value of the stock dividend will be virtually equal to the value of the cash dividend. The ordinary shares that constitute the stock dividend are entitled to any dividend for the financial year 2013 and to the dividends for subsequent financial years. Stock dividend rights will not be traded on NYSE Euronext. 

The following timetable applies:

7 May 2013 Ex-dividend quotation
9 May 2013 Record Date
10 May 2013 – 24 May 2013(3.00 pm CET) Period in which shareholders can indicate their choice
27 May 2013 (COB) Announcement of the exchange ratio
29 May 2013 Delivery of shares or cash payment