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Share Buy-Back Program 2019

€1 billion share buy-back and regular repurchase to cover share plans and stock dividend 

DSM has announced it will repurchase ordinary shares with an aggregate market value of €1 billion starting 1 April 2019, with the intention to reduce its issued capital as first announced on 14 February 2019.

In addition, DSM announces the repurchase of 2,600,000 ordinary shares: 800,000 ordinary shares to cover commitments under share-based compensation plans and 1,800,000 ordinary shares to cover commitments for stock dividend, equivalent to approximately €0.25 billion based on the closing price of the DSM ordinary share on Euronext Amsterdam on 13 March 2019.

In accordance with regulations DSM will inform the market about the progress made in the execution of this program through weekly press releases whilst the buy-back program is ongoing.

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).