Press release

DSM finalizes sale of urea-licensing business to Maire Tecnimont

Heerlen, NL, 06 Oct 2009 07:15 CEST

Royal DSM N.V., the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company headquartered in the Netherlands, and Maire Tecnimont S.p.A., a leading international engineering and construction group headquartered in Italy, announce that they have finalized today the sale of DSM’s urea-licensing subsidiary Stamicarbon B.V. to Maire Tecnimont for a total consideration of €38 million on a cash and debt-free basis.

An agreement for the sale was announced on 29 July 2009. DSM will report a book profit of about €30 million after tax on the sale as an exceptional item in the income statement in Q4 2009.

With the closing of the acquisition, Maire Tecnimont will fully consolidate Stamicarbon B.V. from today (6 October) onwards. Intesa Sanpaolo provided the financing to Maire Tecnimont to undertake the operation.

Stamicarbon employs about 50 people in urea licensing, almost all of which are engineers and technical staff. Stamicarbon licenses patented technology and proprietary know-how to existing and prospective urea producers.

For more information

Lieke de Jong-Tops

Senior Communications Manager
+31 45 578 2420
media.contacts@dsm.com

Dave Huizing

Vice President Investor Relations
+31 45 578 2864
investor.relations@dsm.com

Media Relations

+31 45 578 2420

Investor Relations

+31 45 578 2864

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