DSM Expands Investment in Differentiation

DSM has announced plans to significantly expand its existing research and development facilities in North America. Located at the company’s North American Headquarters in Parsippany, New Jersey, USA, the new Nutrition Innovation Center will bring together DSM’s extensive laboratory capabilities for the thriving beverage, bakery, dairy, savory, dietary supplement and personal care market sectors. It will combine expertise from two key business groups – DSM Nutritional Products and DSM Food Specialties. As such, the center will further facilitate DSM’s interdisciplinary approach to advancing differentiation through applications, as well as optimizing the valuable support services for its global customers.

Mauricio Adade, President Human Nutrition and Health at DSM Nutritional Products, comments: “DSM’s latest investment demonstrates our ongoing commitment to providing global customer support and proactively developing solutions to meet market needs.” DSM plans to open the new Nutrition Innovation Center in 2011 and expects it to have a significant impact on the industry. This Center will house dedicated customer application suites, sensory services and customer application pilot facilities; allowing its customers to enjoy access to the broad portfolio of DSM’s ingredient and technological capabilities.

Investment in its North American research and development facilities is part of DSM’s overall strategy to provide customers with a global network of on the ground support; integrating proven technical expertise with insight into customer preferences and knowledge of key regional differences. This approach will enable DSM to achieve unrivalled levels of support for our customers.

DSM already opened two new Regional Food Application Laboratory facilities in 2009; one in Shanghai (China) for Dairy, Baking, Beverage and Savory applications and one in Sao Paulo (Brazil) mostly for beverage applications. Both became operational last year and demonstrate the company’s investment in extending its global reach. By establishing a substantial network of dedicated facilities the company continues to offer customer support at every level. Frederika Kruythoff, Global Sales Director at DSM Food Specialties, says; "We look forward to service our customers with this new center, where we combine the best skills and competences across DSM".

Working in accordance with its Quality for Life™ seal of excellence, DSM provides customer assurance for quality throughout the supply chain – from product research, development, manufacture and distribution to the way it engages with customers, employees and society.

About DSM Nutritional Products
DSM Nutritional Products is the world's leading supplier of vitamins, carotenoids and other fine chemicals to the feed, food, pharmaceutical and personal care industries. The business has sales of over EUR 2 billion and a long tradition as a pioneer in the discovery of new products, new formulations and attractive applications for all industry segments. For further company information please visit: www.dsmnutritionalproducts.com.

About DSM Food Specialties
DSM Food Specialties is a leading producer of value-added ingredient solutions for the international food and beverage industries. Its products contribute to the success of the world’s favorite dairy, processed food, soft drink, fruit juice, alcoholic beverage and functional food brands. With 1,400 employees active in 26 locations worldwide, DSM Food Specialties is a truly global player. More information about DSM Food Specialties can be found at www.dsm-foodspecialties.com.

About DSM
DSM creates innovative products and services in Life Sciences and Materials Sciences that contribute to the quality of life. DSM’s products and services are used globally in a wide range of markets and applications, supporting a healthier, more sustainable and more enjoyable way of life. End markets include human and animal nutrition and health, personal care, pharmaceuticals, automotive, coatings and paint, electrics and electronics, life protection and housing. DSM has annual sales of almost EUR 9.3 billion and employs some 23,500 people worldwide. The company is headquartered in the Netherlands, with locations on five continents. DSM is listed on Euronext Amsterdam. More information about DSM can be found at www.dsm.com.

For media inquiries please contact:

William J. Brown
DSM Nutritional Products, Inc.
Tel: +1 973 257 8266
email: [email protected]

For more information:

DSM Food Specialties
Saskia Nuijten
Telephone: + 31 15 29 2685
Fax: + 31 15 279 3540
[email protected]

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This press release contains forward-looking statements. These statements are based on current expectations, estimates and projections of DSM and information currently available to the company. The statements involve certain risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict and therefore DSM does not guarantee that its expectations will be realized. Furthermore, DSM has no obligation to update the statements contained in this press release.

1 Quality for Life™ is a registered trademark of Royal DSM N.V.

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