Annual General Meeting 2010

Resolutions and votes cast

Annual General Meeting of Shareholders 2010

The Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM) took place on Wednesday 31 March 2010 at DSM’s head office in Heerlen, the Netherlands.

The shareholders or shareholder representatives attending the meeting represented circa 55% of the issued share capital entitled to vote. There is one vote per share and all the resolutions were approved.

Agenda item 2

The Managing Board elucidated the Annual Report for 2009.

Agenda item 3

The Financial Statements for 2009 were adopted..

  For Against Abstain Total
Votes 113,576,155 20,695 19,059 113,615,909
% 100.00 0.00   100.00

Agenda item 4a

The reserve policy and dividend policy were elucidated.

Agenda item 4b

The dividend per ordinary share to be paid for 2009 being €1.20 was declared.

  For Against Abstain Total
Votes 113,587,275 1,379 6,449 113,595,103
% 100.00 0.00   100.00

Agenda item 5a

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 113,423,968 159,211 9,416 113,592,595
% 99.90 0.10   100.00

Agenda item 5b

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 113,322,629 180,234 89,671 113,592,534
% 99.80 0.20   100.00

Agenda item 6a

Mr Nico Gerardu was re-appointed as member of the Managing Board.

  For Against Abstain Total
Votes 113,161,597 154,242 276,989 113,592,828
% 99.90 0.10   100.00

Agenda item 6b

Mr Rolf-Dieter Schwalb was re-appointed as member of the Managing Board.

  For Against Abstain Total
Votes 113,247,442 155,660 189,177 113,592,279
% 99.90 0.10   100.00

Agenda item 7a

Mr Tom de Swaan was re-appointed as member of the Supervisory Board.

  For Against Abstain Total
Votes 108,351,145 4,973,035 267,151 113,591,331
% 95.60 4.40   100.00

Agenda item 7b

Mr Rob Routs was appointed as member of the Supervisory Board.

  For Against Abstain Total
Votes 113,249,061 147,795 193,545 113,590,401
% 99.90 0.10   100.00

Agenda item 8

The proposal to adapt the remuneration policy of the members of the Managing Board was approved.

  For Against Abstain Total
Votes 111,361,019 104,382 2,120,136 113,585,537
% 99.9 0.1   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 112,622,914 781,495 22,464 113,426,873
% 99.30 0.70   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 99,459,281 13,961,772 5,928 113,426,981
% 87.70 12.30   100.00

Agenda item 10

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

  For Against Abstain Total
Votes 113,006,837 349,100 71,243 113,427,180
% 99.70 0.30   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 (the number of shares to be cancelled shall be determined by the Managing Board and shall be limited to a maximum of 10% of the issued capital as appearing from the Financial Statements for 2009).

  For Against Abstain Total
Votes 113,159,075 263,979 4,104 113,427,158
% 99.80 0.20   100.00

Published 31 Mar 2010

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