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New member of Royal DSM Supervisory Board

Published on 2006-02-14. Author : SpecialChem

HEERLEN, NETHERLANDS -- DSM intends to appoint Mr Tom de Swaan as a member of its Supervisory Board.

Mr De Swaan was born in 1946 and is a Dutch national. From 1972 to1998 he worked for the Dutch Central Bank, from 1986 as a member of its Governing Board. In 1999 he joined ABN AMRO Bank as a member of the Managing Board and CFO. Mr De Swaan will retire from ABN AMRO on 1 May 2006.

His proposed appointment as a member of the DSM Supervisory Board will be submitted for approval to the next DSM Annual General Meeting of shareholders on 29 March 2006.


DSM is active worldwide in nutritional and pharma ingredients, performance materials and industrial chemicals. The company develops, produces and sells innovative products and services that help improve the quality of life. DSM's products are used in a wide range of end-markets and applications, such as human and animal nutrition and health, personal care, pharmaceuticals, automotive and transport, coatings, housing and electrics & electronics (E&E). DSM's strategy, named Vision 2010 - Building on Strengths, focuses on accelerating profitable and innovative growth of the company's specialties portfolio. Market-driven growth, innovation and increased presence in emerging economies are key drivers of this strategy. The group has annual sales of over EUR 8 billion and employs some 22,000 people worldwide. DSM ranks among the global leaders in many of its fields. The company is headquartered in the Netherlands, with locations in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas.

Source: DSM

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