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Key Figures Q4 2008

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DSM reports record year despite global economic downturn in Q4

  • Full year operating profit up 10% to EUR 903 million; Q4 down 35% to EUR 123 million
  • Continuing strong performance from Life Sciences businesses and DSM Dyneema in Q4
  • Most Materials Sciences businesses severely impacted by downturn since beginning of Q4
  • Focus on cash over profitability generates strong cash flow in Q4; cost saving program of EUR 100 million under way
  • Solid long-term financial position; dividend maintained at EUR 1.20 per share
  • No quantitative outlook provided for 2009 in view of the uncertain economic conditions

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