SOURCE: DSM N.V.

March 26, 2008 13:31 ET

Final dividend 2007 Royal DSM N.V.

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


The DSM Annual General Meeting of Shareholders on 26 March 2008 passed a resolution to declare a dividend for 2007 of EUR 1.20 per ordinary share of EUR 1.50 par value. An interim dividend of EUR 0.33 per ordinary share having been paid on 22 August 2007, the final dividend for 2007 will amount to EUR 0.87 per ordinary share.

This final dividend will be payable to shareholders on the number of ordinary DSM shares held by them on 27 March 2008 at close of business. This final dividend of EUR 0.87 will be paid out entirely in cash, after deduction of 15% dividend tax, and will be made payable from 24 April 2008. The ex-dividend date on Euronext Amsterdam will be 28 March 2008.

Holders of registered shares listed in the register of shares kept by ANT will be informed by ANT about the payment to which they are entitled.

Holders of bearer shares held in a securities account will receive the final dividend through their bank or broker in whose custody the shares are held on 27 March 2008. The dividend will be made payable to them through the intermediary of ABN AMRO Bank N.V. in Amsterdam (Netherlands).

ABN AMRO Bank N.V. is offering all DSM shareholders the option to participate in the dividend reinvestment plan (DRIP). For more information see the Investors website at www.dsm.com.

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: www.dsm.com.

For more information:

DSM Corporate Communications    DSM Investor Relations
Elvira Luykx                    Hans Vossen
tel. +31 (0) 45 5782035         tel. +31 (0) 45 5782864
fax +31 (0) 45 5740680          fax +31 (0) 45 5782595
e-mail media.relations@dsm.com  e-mail investor.relations@dsm.com

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