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

2/23/2010, 6:15 PM (Source: GlobeNewswire)

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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
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