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DSM - repurchase of shares (20 - 26 October 2011)

October 27, 2011 - London

Royal DSM, the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company, has repurchased 471,588 of its own shares in the period from 20 October 2011 up to and including 26 October 2011 at an average price of 36.81. This is in accordance with the repurchase, covering existing option plans, announced on 7 September 2011. The consideration of this repurchase was 17.4 million.

The total number of shares repurchased under this program to date is 3,497,010 shares for a total consideration of €118.4 million.

DSM - Bright Science. Brighter Living.(TM)
Royal DSM N.V. is a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials. By connecting its unique competences in Life Sciences and Materials Sciences DSM is driving economic prosperity, environmental progress and social advances to create sustainable value for all stakeholders. DSM delivers innovative solutions that nourish, protect and improve performance in global markets such as food and dietary supplements, personal care, feed, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, automotive, paints, electrical and electronics, life protection, alternative energy and bio-based materials. DSM's 22,000 employees deliver annual net sales of about €9 billion. The company is listed on NYSE Euronext. More information can be found at

For more information:

DSM Corporate Communications
Herman Betten
tel. +31 (0) 45 5782017           
fax +31 (0) 45 5740680           
DSM Investor Relations
Hans Vossen
tel. +31 (0) 45 5782864
fax +31 (0) 10 4590275
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