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DSM N.V. : DSM in exclusive discussions to acquire Aland (China)

Royal DSM,
the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company,
announces today it is in exclusive discussions with Aland Nutraceutical
Holding, Ltd. ("Aland") that may or may not result in the acquisition of
Aland, a China-based global producer of vitamin C. Further information will
be announced in due course, if and when appropriate.

If successful, this relatively small acquisition would allow DSM to further
strengthen its position in vitamin C. For DSM the acquisition, which would
fully meet its financial and strategic requirements, would add to its
position in vitamin C, the world's largest vitamin measured by volume. Aland
would also improve DSM's global footprint in vitamins for Human
Nutrition&Health, Animal Nutrition&Health and Personal Care, as it adds to
DSM's existing vitamin C capacity in Dalry (Scotland, United Kingdom) to
which the company remains fully committed.

Aland was founded in 1990 and has a production facility in the Jiangsu
Province in China. In 2013 the company realized net sales of about USD 90
million in vitamin C.

Vitamin C is an essential health ingredient that the body cannot produce
itself and that needs to be absorbed through diet or supplementation. Vitamin
C is widely found in fruits and vegetables. The recommended dietary
allowances for vitamin C in the United States were recently revised upwards
to 90 mg/day for men and 75 mg/day for women.

DSM - Bright Science. Brighter Living.(TM)
Royal DSM is a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and
materials. By connecting its unique competences in Life Sciences and
Materials Sciences DSM is driving economic prosperity, environmental progress
and social advances to create sustainable value for all stakeholders
simultaneously. DSM delivers innovative solutions that nourish, protect and
improve performance in global markets such as food and dietary supplements,
personal care, feed, medical devices, automotive, paints, electrical and
electronics, life protection, alternative energy and bio-based materials.
DSM's 24,500 employees deliver annual net sales of around €10 billion. The
company is listed on NYSE Euronext. More information can be found

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|DSM Corporate CommunicationsHerman Betten DSM Investor RelationsDave Huizing |
|tel. +31 (0) 45 5782017 |
| tel. +31 (0) 45 5782864 |
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Source: DSM N.V. via Globenewswire


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