DSM finalizes repurchase of shares to cover existing option plans

Royal DSM, the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company, has repurchased 874,725 of its own shares in the period from 17 January 2014 up to and including 21 January 2014 at an average price of €51.85. This is in accordance with the repurchase, covering existing option plans, announced on 6 November 2013. The consideration of this repurchase was €45.4 million. With this repurchase the total number of shares repurchased under this program to date reached 2,500,000 shares for a total consideration of €139.0 million. This concludes the first part of a program to repurchase 4-5 million shares in total, which was announced in September 2013. 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 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 23,500 employees deliver annual net sales of around €9 billion. The company is listed on NYSE Euronext. More information can be found at www.dsm.com. Or find us on: For more information: DSM Corporate Communications DSM Investor Relations Herman Betten Dave Huizing tel. +31 (0) 45 5782017     tel. +31 (0) 45 5782864 e-mail media.relations@dsm.com e-mail investor.relations@dsm.com Press release-pdf: http://hugin.info/130663/R/1756499/593211.pdf This announcement is distributed by GlobeNewswire on behalf of GlobeNewswire clients. The owner of this announcement warrants that: (i) the releases contained herein are protected by copyright and other applicable laws; and (ii) they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein. Source: DSM N.V. via GlobeNewswire [HUG#1756499]