Final dividend Royal DSM

Final dividend Royal DSM 
HEERLEN, NETHERLANDS -- (Marketwired) -- 05/03/13 --  
The DSM Annual General Meeting of Shareholders on 3 May 2013
passed a resolution to declare a dividend for 2012 of EUR1.50 per
ordinary share of EUR1.50 par value. An interim dividend of EUR0.48
per ordinary share having been paid on 30 August 2012, the final
dividend for 2012 will amount to EUR1.02 per ordinary share. With the
passing of the resolution by the AGM, and in line with DSM's policy
to provide a stable and preferably rising dividend, 2012 marks the
third consecutive year DSM's dividend has been increased. 
This final dividend of EUR1.02 will be paid out in cash or in the
form of ordinary shares at the option of the shareholder. Dividend in
cash will be paid after deduction of 15% Dutch dividend withholding
tax. The ex-dividend date on NYSE Euronext will be 7 May 2013 and the
record date will be 9 May 2013. 
Shareholders have from 10 May until 24 May 2013 (3.00 pm CET) to
indicate their choice. On 27 May 2013 after the close of trading on
NYSE Euronext the number of dividend rights of ordinary shares
entitling the holder to one ordinary share will be determined. 
This exchange ratio will be based on the volume weighted average
price of all ordinary shares in DSM traded at NYSE Euronext on  20
May 2013 up to and including 24 May 2013. The value of the stock
dividend will be virtually equal to the value of the cash dividend.
The ordinary shares that constitute the stock dividend are entitled
to any dividend for the financial year 2013 and to the dividends for
subsequent financial years. Stock dividend rights will not be traded
on NYSE Euronext. 

The following timetable applies:
7 May 2013:                             Ex-dividend quotation
9 May 2013:                             Record Date
10 May 2013 - 24 May 2013(3.00 pm CET): Period in which shareholders can
                                        indicate their choice
27 May 2013 (COB):                      Announcement of the exchange ratio
29 May 2013:                            Delivery of shares or cash payment

DSM - Bright Science. Brighter Living.(TM) 
Royal DSM 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 prosp
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 23,500
employees deliver annual net sales of around EUR9 billion. The
company is listed on NYSE Euronext. More information can be found at 
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For more information: 
DSM Corporate Communications
Herman Betten
tel. +31 (0) 45 5782017
DSM Investor Relations
Dave Huizing
tel. +31 (0) 45 5782864
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