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Feike Sijbesma, Chairman of the Managing Board Royal DSM N.V., opens European market to celebrate 20th anniversary of listing

02/06/2009

Royal DSM N.V., the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company, today exactly twenty years ago was first listed on Euronext Amsterdam. To celebrate this anniversary Feike Sijbesma, Chairman of the DSM Managing Board, sounded the gong this morning. At the time, the listing of DSM was the largest introduction on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange.

Royal DSM N.V. creates innovative products and services in Life Sciences and Materials Sciences that contribute to the quality of life. DSM’s products and services are used globally in a wide range of markets and applications, supporting a healthier, more sustainable and more enjoyable way of life. End markets include human and animal nutrition and health, personal care, pharmaceuticals, automotive, coatings and paint, electrics and electronics, life protection and housing. DSM has annual sales of almost EUR 8.8 billion and employs some 23,000 people worldwide. The company is headquartered in the Netherlands, with locations on five continents.

DSM is listed on Euronext Amsterdam: DSM.

For more information on DSM, please visit www.dsm.com.