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Annual General Meeting of Shareholders 2015

The Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM) took place on Thursday 30 April 2015 at DSM’s head office in Heerlen, the Netherlands.

The shareholders or shareholder representatives attending the meeting represented 57% of the voting capital.

Summary of the resolutions

Summary of the resolutions passed at the AGM and the outcome of the votings (percentages have been rounded). Number of votes per share is one:

Agenda item 2
The Managing Board elucidated the Annual Report for 2014.
        
Agenda item 3
The implementation in 2014 of the remuneration policy for the Managing Board was discussed.
        
Agenda item 4
The Financial Statements for 2014 were adopted.

  For Against Abstain Total
Votes 123,644,661 710 71,481 123,716,852
% 100.00 0.00   100.00

Agenda item 5a
The reserve policy and dividend policy were elucidated.
        
Agenda item 5b
The dividend per ordinary share to be paid for 2014 being €1.65 was declared. The final dividend (€1.10) to be made available in cash or ordinary shares, at the option of the shareholder was adopted.

  For Against Abstain Total
Votes 122,104,223 1,435,034 177,409 123,716,666
% 98.84 1.16   100.00

Agenda item 6a
The members of the Managing Board were released from liability in respect of their managerial activities; the release relates to the data revealed by the annual accounts and/or otherwise communicated to the General Meeting before the annual accounts were approved.

  For Against Abstain Total
Votes 122,708,063 601,963 407,166 123,717,192
% 99.51 0.49   100.00

Agenda item 6b
The members of the Supervisory Board were released from liability in respect of their supervisory role; the release relates to the data revealed by the annual accounts and/or otherwise communicated to the General Meeting before the annual accounts were approved.

  For Against Abstain Total
Votes 122,706,352 602,173 407,358 123,715,883
% 99.51 0.49   100.00

Agenda item 7
Mr. Stephan Tanda was reappointed as a member of the Managing Board.

  For Against Abstain Total
Votes 123,226,267 104,092 385,473 123,715,832
% 99.92 0.08   100.00

Agenda item 8
Mrs. Pauline van der Meer Mohr was reappointed as a member of the Supervisory Board.

  For Against Abstain Total
Votes 122,088,205 1,242,424 386,100 123,716,729
% 98.99 1.01   100.00

Agenda item 9a
The period during which the Managing Board is authorized to issue ordinary shares was extended.

  For Against Abstain Total
Votes 116,484,171 7,161,040 70,961 123,716,172
% 94.21 5.79   100.00

Agenda item 9b
The period during which the Managing Board is authorized to limit or exclude the preferential right when issuing ordinary shares was extended.

  For Against Abstain Total
Votes 103,122,745 20,522,706 70,721 123,716,172
% 83.40 16.60   100.00

Agenda item 10
Authorization was granted to the Managing Board to have the company repurchase own shares.

  For Against Abstain Total
Votes 122,889,406 660,519 166,248 123,716,173
% 99.47 0.53   100.00

Agenda item 11
The meeting resolved to reduce the issued capital by cancellation of own shares up to a maximum of the number that is or will be bought by the company.

  For Against Abstain Total
Votes 123,514,852 132,593 70,119 123,717,564
% 99.89 0.11   100.00