March 05, 2009 03:24 ET

DSM appoints new Corporate Secretary

HEERLEN, NETHERLANDS--(Marketwire - March 5, 2009) -

Royal DSM N.V., the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company headquartered in the Netherlands, today announces the following management appointment:

Ms Femke Weijtens (41) at present Director External Relations at Schretlen en Co N.V. (the Netherlands), will join DSM on 1 April 2009 and prepare for her new position as Corporate Secretary. She will succeed Paul Fuchs, who retires with effect from 1 September 2009.

Femke Weijtens has a legal background and many years of experience as partner at a leading law firm in the Netherlands. She is specialized in corporate law.

Femke Weijtens will report to Feike Sijbesma, Chairman of the DSM Managing Board.

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, electrical and electronics, life protection and housing. DSM has annual net sales of EUR 9.3 billion and employs some 23,500 people worldwide. The company is headquartered in the Netherlands, with locations on five continents. DSM is listed on Euronext Amsterdam. More information:

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