Press release

Update on DSM Supervisory Board composition

Heerlen, NL, 09 Dec 2019 08:00 CET

DSM proposes the appointment of a new Supervisory Board member and re-appointments of existing Supervisory Board members

Royal DSM, a global science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living, announces that for the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders to be held on 8 May 2020, the DSM Supervisory Board will nominate Mr. Thomas Leysen for appointment as a new Supervisory Board member. It also announces which Supervisory Board members will be nominated for reappointment.

With the nomination of Mr. Leysen, the Supervisory Board aims to further strengthen its profile in terms of international business experience, executive leadership and experience in making businesses more sustainable. Mr. Leysen will extend the Supervisory Board’s knowledge and competence base with respect to knowledge of technology-based businesses, comprehensive portfolio changes and sustainable development.

Mr. Leysen (1960, Belgian national) was CEO of Umicore from 2000 to 2008. Under his leadership the company transformed itself into an innovation and technology driven group with sustainable business at its heart. In 2008, he became Umicore’s Chairman of the Board. Mr. Leysen is the Chairman of KBC till its 2020 Annual General Meeting. He is also the Chairman of Mediahuis, the Belgian Corporate Governance Commission and the King Baudouin Foundation. He was a member of the Global Advisory Board of Toyota.

At the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders to be held on Wednesday 8 May 2020 the Supervisory Board will also nominate Mr. Rob Routs, Ms. Eileen Kennedy and Mr. Pradeep Pant for reappointment. Mrs. Victoria Haynes will not be available for re-election.

More information on the proposed (re)appointment(s) will be included in the Notes to the Agenda that will be published for the Annual General Meeting of Koninklijke DSM N.V. to be held on Wednesday 8 May 2020.

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

Lieke de Jong-Tops

Senior Communications Manager
+31 45 578 2420

Dave Huizing

Vice-President Investor Relations
+31 45 578 2864

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