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DSM Announces Management Appointments

January 11, 2010

Royal DSM N.V. has announced a number of management changes. Gerard de Reuver currently director of strategic projects, will be appointed business group director DSM Dyneema as of April 1, 2010. de Reuver’s current responsibilities, which include managing a dedicated taskforce to deal with the changed economic environment as well as a culture change program, have now been transferred to the business groups, with a coordinating role for corporate finance and corporate human resources. de Reuver will report to Nico Gerardu, member of the DSM managing board. Christophe Dardel, presently business group director of DSM Dyneema, will be appointed president of DSM Biomedical as of May 15, 2010. Mr. Dardel will now have the responsibility of growing the DSM Biomedical business. In his new role he will report to Rob van Leen, DSM chief innovation officer. Steve Hartig currently president of DSM Biomedical, will support  Dardel through the transition and will then be promoted to his next leadership role with DSM. An announcement regarding his new role will be made on a later date.