Heerlen, NL, 31 Mar 2010 20:15 CEST
The DSM Annual General Meeting of Shareholders on 31 March 2010 passed a resolution to declare a dividend for 2009 of €1.20 per ordinary share of €1.50 par value. An interim dividend of €0.40 per ordinary share having been paid on 28 August 2009, the final dividend for 2009 will amount to €0.80 per ordinary share.
This final dividend of €0.80 will be paid out entirely in cash, after deduction of 15% dividend tax, and will be made payable from 30 April 2010. The ex-dividend date on Euronext Amsterdam will be 6 April 2010.
Holders of registered shares listed in the register of shares kept by ANT will be informed by ANT about the payment to which they are entitled. Holders of shares held in a securities account will receive the final dividend through their bank or broker in whose custody the shares are held on 8 April 2010 at the close of business (record date). The dividend will be made payable to them through the Royal Bank of Scotland N.V. (RBS), which is an authorized agent of the Royal Bank of Scotland plc.
RBS is offering all DSM shareholders the option to participate in the dividend reinvestment plan (DRIP).