SOURCE: DSM N.V.

November 10, 2006 03:22 ET

DSM: Repurchase of shares

HEERLEN, NETHERLANDS -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 10, 2006 --


Royal DSM N.V. has repurchased 582,575 of its own shares in the period from November 2, 2006 up to and including November 8, 2006 at an average price of EUR 36.46. This is in accordance with the share buyback program announced on September 27, 2006. The consideration of this repurchase was EUR 21.2 million.

The total number of shares repurchased under this program to date is 4,324,351 shares for a total consideration of EUR 154.8 million.

DSM

DSM is active worldwide in nutritional and pharma ingredients, performance materials and industrial chemicals. The company creates innovative products and services that help improve the quality of life. DSM's products are used in a wide range of end markets and applications such as human and animal nutrition and health, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, automotive and transport, coatings, housing and electrics & electronics (E&E). DSM's strategy, named Vision 2010 - Building on Strengths, focuses on accelerating profitable and innovative growth of the company's specialties portfolio. Market-driven growth, innovation and increased presence in emerging economies are key drivers of this strategy. The group has annual sales of over EUR 8 billion and employs some 22,000 people worldwide. DSM ranks among the global leaders in many of its fields. The company is headquartered in the Netherlands, with locations in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas. More information about DSM can be found at www.dsm.com.

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DSM Corporate Communications     DSM Investor Relations
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