August 17, 2007 03:23 ET

DSM - Repurchase of shares (week 33)

HEERLEN, NETHERLANDS--(Marketwire - August 17, 2007) -

Royal DSM N.V. has repurchased 870,659 of its own shares in the period from 9 August 2007 up to and including 15 August 2007 at an average price of EUR 36.34. This is in accordance with the second phase of the share buyback program, announced on 27 April 2007. The consideration of this repurchase was EUR 31.6 million.

The total number of shares repurchased under the second phase of this program to date is 11,393,657 shares for a total consideration of EUR 418.8 million.


DSM is active worldwide in nutritional and pharma ingredients, performance materials and industrial chemicals. The company develops, produces and sells 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, personal care, pharmaceuticals, automotive and transport, coatings and paint, 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. The key drivers of this strategy are market-driven growth and innovation plus an increased presence in emerging economies. 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, Australia and the Americas. More information about DSM can be found at

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