March 26, 2008 13:46 ET

DSM announces results of Annual General Meeting of Shareholders

HEERLEN, NETHERLANDS--(Marketwire - March 26, 2008) -

Royal DSM N.V. today held its Annual General Meeting of Shareholders. The following items were approved:

-- Adoption of the Financial Statements for 2007
-- Dividend payment for 2007 (see separate press release)
-- Release from liability of the members of the Managing
   Board and Supervisory Board for their responsibilities
   in the financial year 2007
-- The reappointment of Mr. C. Herkströter and Mr. E. Kist as
   members of the Supervisory Board
-- The appointment of Mrs. L. Gunning-Schepers as a member of the
   Supervisory Board
-- The adaptation of the remuneration policy of the members of the
   Managing Board
-- Extension of the period during which the Managing Board is
   authorized to issue ordinary shares and to limit or exclude
   the preferential right when issuing ordinary shares
-- Authorization of the Managing Board to have the company
   repurchase shares
-- The reduction of the issued capital by canceling shares
-- The choice of English as language for the annual report and
   financial statements

DSM - the Life Sciences and Materials Sciences Company

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. More information:

For more information:

DSM Corporate Communications    DSM Investor Relations
Elvira Luykx                    Hans Vossen
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fax +31 (0) 45 5740680          fax +31 (0) 45 5782595
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