Press release

DSM announces management changes

Heerlen, NL, 01 May 2012 10:15 CEST

Royal DSM, the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company, today announces the following:

Jos Op Heij, currently Vice President Corporate Treasury, will take on the role of Senior Vice President Corporate Control and Accounting as of 1 August 2012, succeeding Loek Radix. Jos joined DSM in 1985 and holds a chartered controller degree. After positions in ICT, project management, demand chain management and a broad range of positions in finance and control, in 2005 Jos took on the responsibility for Treasury worldwide.

Hans Vossen, Vice President Investor Relations, will succeed Jos Op Heij as VP Corporate Treasury as of 1 August 2012. Hans started his career in EDP auditing at KPMG and joined DSM in 1991 as controller. After holding several positions in finance control and strategy, he joined Investor Relations in 2008.

Dave Huizing will succeed Hans Vossen as VP Investor Relations as of 1 July 2012. Dave started his career in DSM in 1985 as a lawyer. He held positions in Marketing & Sales and Key Account Management for DSM Materials businesses, before moving into general management positions, latterly at the Value Assurance Review team.

Loek Radix, Senior Vice President Corporate Control & Accounting, will stay in his current role until the completion of the Q2 results. He joined DSM in 1988 and, after having held several positions in the business, in 1999 became the Corporate Controller of DSM. A further announcement regarding his next steps will be made in the second half of 2012.

For more information

Lieke de Jong-Tops

Senior Communications Manager
+31 45 578 2420

Dave Huizing

Vice President Investor Relations
+31 45 578 2864

Media Relations

+31 45 578 2420

Investor Relations

+31 45 578 2864