DSM: Repurchase of shares

Royal DSM N.V. has repurchased 591,123 of its own shares in the period from October 19, 2006 up to and including October 25, 2006 at an average price of EUR 36.55. This is in accordance with the share buyback program announced on September 27, 2006. The consideration of this repurchase was EUR 21.6 million.

The total number of shares repurchased under this program to date is 2,774,172 shares for a total consideration of EUR 98.9 million.


DSM is active worldwide in nutritional and pharma ingredients, performance materials and industrial chemicals. The company creates innovative products and services that help improve the quality of life. DSM's products are used in a wide range of end markets and applications such as human and animal nutrition and health, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, automotive and transport, coatings, housing and electrics & electronics (E&E). DSM's strategy, named Vision 2010 - Building on Strengths, focuses on accelerating profitable and innovative growth of the company's specialties portfolio. Market-driven growth, innovation and increased presence in emerging economies are key drivers of this strategy. The group has annual sales of over EUR 8 billion and employs some 22,000 people worldwide. DSM ranks among the global leaders in many of its fields. The company is headquartered in the Netherlands, with locations in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas. More information about DSM can be found at www.dsm.com.

For more information:
DSM Corporate Communications       DSM Investor Relations
Elvira Luykx                       Dries Ausems
tel. +31 (0) 45 5782035            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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