Heerlen, Netherlands/August 15, 2007 -- Royal DSM N.V. announces the following management appointments which will take effect on January 1, 2008. The handover of responsibilities will take place in the fourth quarter of 2007.

Jos Schneiders will be appointed as president of DSM Netherlands BV and DSM Limburg BV. In this position, Schneiders, currently president of Animal Nutrition and Health (ANH) within DSM Nutritional Products, will succeed Frans Pistorius, who will retire at the same date after a career of 22 years with DSM. The appointment of Schneiders is subject to the advice from the relevant Works Councils.

Leendert Staal, presently Business Group director at DSM Pharmaceutical Products, will be appointed president of DSM Nutritional Products, reporting to Stephan Tanda, member of the Managing Board of DSM.

Bob Hartmayer ill be appointed as successor to Leendert Staal as Business Group director DSM Pharmaceutical Products. He currently holds the position of Business Group director DSM Elastomers. Further announcements on the succession of Hartmayer will be made in due course.

From the August 27, 2007, Prepared Foods e-Flash