DSM Congratulates The U.S. Olympic Volleyball Teams

DSM, the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company and proud sponsor of USA Volleyball, extends its congratulations to all the players, coaches, and staff of the U.S. national volleyball teams for setting a new Olympic standard for success at the 2008 Summer Games in Beijing.

The U.S men’s and women’s indoor and beach volleyball teams achieved unprecedented domination of the four Olympic events, taking home three gold medals and one silver medal, a new record in the sport.

”DSM is very proud to be a partner of USA Volleyball, the national governing body of the sport, and we are thrilled at the outstanding performances of its athletes at these historic games,” said Bob Hartmayer, President of DSM North America. ”Their ability to overcome tragedy, adverse conditions and other obstacles through passion, focus and teamwork is a great example of what can be achieved by an unwavering commitment to excellence.“

DSM’s partnership with USA Volleyball is another important milestone in the company’s development of its international sports partnership program Innovation Is Our Sport™, after the signing of other sports sponsorship agreements in the Netherlands, Switzerland, and China.

DSM sees the rapid growth and innovative spirit of volleyball as reflective of the company’s own advanced global development, making USA Volleyball and DSM perfect partners in promoting the sport in particular and healthy living in general.

”The introduction of beach volleyball has revolutionized the sport and created a new lifestyle concept, said Mr. Hartmayer. ” This high energy, creative mindset fits very well with the strategic importance of innovation in our company, and we look forward to bringing our experience and achievements in sports innovation to new partners.”

DSM creates innovative products and services in Life Sciences and Materials Sciences that contribute to the health and wellness of individuals, sustainable environmental practices and increased functionality and performance of thousands of products worldwide. End markets include human and animal nutrition and health, personal care, pharmaceuticals, automotive, speciality coatings and paint, electronics, life protection, alternative fuels, biomedical materials and housing. DSM has annual sales of almost $13 billion and employs some 23,000 people worldwide. The company is headquartered in the Netherlands, with locations on five continents. DSM is listed on Euronext Amsterdam. For more information on DSM, go to www.dsm.com

For more information on the DSM-USA Volleyball partnership, please contact William Brown, Director of Public Affairs, DSM North America at (973) 257-8288. Fax: (973) 257-8437 Email: William-j. [email protected]

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