Press release

Royal DSM N.V. Supervisory Board announcement

Heerlen, NL, 01 Apr 2010 16:15 CEST

Royal DSM N.V., the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company headquartered in the Netherlands, today announces that Mrs. Louise Gunning-Schepers will step down as member of the DSM Supervisory Board with effect from 1 September 2010 in connection with her appointment as president of the Health Council of the Netherlands, which was announced earlier today.

Mrs. Gunning-Schepers (58, Dutch nationality) is currently Chairman of the Executive Board of the Academic Medical Center and Dean of the Medical Faculty of the University of Amsterdam. She is due to retire on 1 September 2010 and is expected to take up the post of president of the Health Council of the Netherlands with effect from that date.

Mrs. Gunning-Schepers will step down as member of the DSM Supervisory Board with effect from 1 September 2010 as the position of president of the Health Council of the Netherlands cannot be combined with the membership of the DSM Supervisory Board. Although DSM regrets Mrs. Gunning-Schepers’ departure from the Supervisory Board, the company fully respects this and would like to congratulate her on her appointment.

DSM is very grateful for the invaluable contributions Mrs. Gunning-Schepers made during her membership of DSM’s Supervisory Board. An announcement regarding her replacement will be made in due course. The Health Council of the Netherlands is an independent scientific advisory body whose task is to advise ministers and Parliament in the field of public health and health/healthcare research.

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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