DSM continues leadership position in Dow Jones Sustainability World Index

11/4/2010, 1:15 PM (Source: GlobeNewswire)

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Royal DSM N.V., the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company
headquartered in the Netherlands, has continued its number one position in the
chemical industry sector in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index*. This was
announced today in a press statement issued by SAM* and Dow Jones Indexes. After
the initial publication of the 2010 sustainability scores in September 2010, SAM
identified an issue in the software used to evaluate the results of the
Corporate Sustainability Assessments and announced a reassessment of the 2010
scores. This review has now been completed.

In 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2009 DSM was also named the worldwide sustainability No.
1 in this sector, while in 2007 and 2008 the company ranked amongst the top
leaders in the sector.

"We are very proud to have continued the No. 1 position in the Dow Jones
Sustainability Index," said Feike Sijbesma, chairman of DSM's Managing Board.
"It is the recognition of our continuous efforts in sustainability. Our full
commitment to sustainability is shown every day in our products and innovations.
Sustainability is one of the growth drivers of DSM and is the core value of the

DSM - the Life Sciences and Materials Sciences Company

Royal DSM N.V. creates solutions that nourish, protect and improve performance.
Its end markets include human and animal nutrition and health, personal care,
pharmaceuticals, automotive, coatings and paint, electrical and electronics,
life protection and housing. DSM manages its business with a focus on the triple
bottom line of economic performance, environmental quality and social
responsibility, which it pursues simultaneously and in parallel. DSM has annual
net sales of about €8 billion and employs some 22,700 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

André van der Elsen Hans Vossen

tel. +31 (0) 45 5787162                     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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