DSM finalizes repurchase of shares to cover existing option plans

HEERLEN, Netherlands, May 20, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Royal DSM, the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company, has repurchased 69,522 of its own shares in the period from 16 May 2014 up to and including 19 May 2014 at an average price of €51.67. This is in accordance with the resumed repurchase, covering existing option plans, announced on 27 February 2014. The consideration of this repurchase was €3.6 million.

With this repurchase the total number of shares repurchased under this resumed program to date reached 2,500,000 shares for a total consideration of €123.5 million.

This concludes the second and last part of a program to repurchase 4-5 million shares in total, which was announced in September 2013. Under this program a total of 5,000,000 shares were repurchased for a combined consideration of €262.5 million.

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