DSM awarded for its integrated reporting

HEERLEN, NETHERLANDS — (Marketwire) — 11/23/12 — Royal DSM, the global Life Sciencesand Materials Sciences company, has been awarded three prestigious awardsin the Netherlands for its 2011 Integrated Annual Report. For the secondyear in a row, the company was awarded the De Kristal award for the mosttransparent sustainability report. DSM also won the FD Henri Sijthoff-Prijsfor the most transparent financial reporting. And finally, it won thePublieksprijs after emerging as the winner in a public survey among privateand institutional investors for best annual report.

On 22 November in The Hague (Netherlands), the De Kristal 2012 award waspresented to DSM after the company was ranked in first place in atransparency benchmark survey carried out by the Dutch Ministry of EconomicAffairs, Agriculture and Innovation. The judging panel was most impressedby the fact that the company’s Integrated Annual Report 2011 included alist of things that did not go right and that needed further improvement.

The judging panel for the 59(th) FD Henri Sijthoff-Prijs, which waspresented to DSM on 23 November in Amsterdam, recognized the quality ofDSM’s financial reporting. DSM previously won the Sijthoff award for its1996 and 2002 annual reports. According to the judging panel, integratedreporting is on the increase.

Earlier this month DSM won the so-called Publieksprijs, formerly known asthe Prix de Mazars, when it came out on top in a public survey amongprivate and institutional investors for the best annual report. It is thethird time that DSM has been awarded this award.

Since 2010, DSM has integrated its Triple P Report with its financialreporting into an Integrated Annual Report as sustainability is an integralpart of DSM’s business and one of the key growth drivers in DSM’s strategyDSM in motion: driving focused growth.

Feike Sijbesma, CEO and Chairman of the DSM Managing Board, commented: “ForDSM, People, Planet and Profit are equally important. Our company’s primarygoal is to provide value for all stakeholders on all three dimensions. Weare proud to have been recognized for our integrated reporting along thesethree lines as well as for our transparency on our achievements, ourprogress and our improvement points. The awards we have received for ourintegrated reporting are a stimulus to continue on this path. We hope morecompanies will follow the pathway of providing value along the dimensionsof the Triple P philosophy and reporting on it.”

DSM – Bright Science. Brighter Living.

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