February 23, 2010 12:27 ET

Proposed new member of Royal DSM N.V. Supervisory Board

HEERLEN, NETHERLANDS--(Marketwire - February 23, 2010) -

Royal DSM N.V., the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company headquartered in the Netherlands, today announces that the Supervisory Board proposes to appoint Mr. Rob Routs as a member.

Mr. Routs (63, Dutch nationality) held various posts at the Royal Dutch Shell group until his retirement at the end of 2008. His last positions were Executive Director Downstream and member of the Board of Royal Dutch Shell plc. He received a Master's degree in Chemical Engineering from the Technical University of Eindhoven and holds a Ph.D. in Technical Sciences.

He is vice-chairman of the Supervisory Board of Aegon N.V. (and will take up chairmanship in April 2010), member of the Supervisory Board of Royal KPN N.V., and also is a member of the Board of Directors of INSEAD and Canadian Utilities Ltd. Furthermore, Mr. Routs is member of the Economic Development Board of Singapore International Advisory Council.

His proposed appointment as a member of the DSM Supervisory Board will be submitted for approval to the next DSM Annual General Meeting of shareholders on 31 March 2010.

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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