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Share Buy-Back Program 2017

Intended repurchase of 2,900,000 shares

On 13 March DSM announced it was beginning the repurchase of 2,900,000 ordinary shares in order to cover its commitments under management and personnel option plans (1,700,000) and shares for stock dividend as part of the final dividend 2016 (1,200,000). Based on the closing price of the DSM share on Euronext Amsterdam on 10 March 2017 this would be equivalent to approximately €185 million.

In accordance with regulations DSM will inform the market about the progress made in the execution of this program through weekly press releases.

See also the ‘Daily transaction details 2.9m Share Repurchase Program announced 13 Mar 2017’ below, updated weekly during the course of the buy-back program.

Statement pursuant to art. 5:25a of the Dutch Financial Supervision Act
DSM also announces that The Netherlands is its "Home Member State", as required by article 5:25a (2) of the Dutch Financial Supervision Act. This article obliges all listed companies to publicly announce which country is their "home member state" (as referred to in article 5:25a(1) sub c of the Dutch Financial Supervision Act) for purposes of regulation of their disclosure obligations under the EU Transparency Directive. Pursuant to section 5:25a of the Dutch Financial Supervision Act Royal DSM has notified the Autoriteit Financiële Markten (AFM).