May 16, 2008 03:15 ET

DSM - Repurchase of shares (week 20)

HEERLEN, NETHERLANDS--(Marketwire - May 16, 2008) -

Royal DSM N.V. has repurchased 490,192 of its own shares in the period from 8 May 2008 up to and including 14 May 2008 at an average price of EUR 35.59. This is in accordance with the second phase of the share buyback program, announced on 5 May 2008. The consideration of this repurchase was EUR 17.4 million.

The total number of shares repurchased under the second phase of this program to date is 788,525 shares for a total consideration of EUR 28.0 million.

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:

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