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Deutsche Bank Appointed as Successor Depositary Bank for the Sponsored Level I American Depositary Receipt Program of Koninklijke DSM N.V.

Monday, July 09, 2012

Deutsche Bank Appointed as Successor Depositary Bank for the Sponsored Level I American Depositary Receipt Program of Koninklijke DSM N.V.11:14 EDT Monday, July 09, 2012 NEW YORK & AMSTERDAM (Business Wire) -- Deutsche Bank today announced its appointment as successor depositary bank for the sponsored Level I American Depositary Receipt (ADR) program of Koninklijke DSM N.V. (DSM). DSM has transformed itself into a leading life sciences and materials sciences company that is active in health, nutrition and materials and creates value for its customers by helping them provide solutions to the world's great challenges. DSM uses science to create brighter lives for people today and generations to come by providing the ingredients to develop innovative more sustainable, healthier, more nutritious and better performing products.* Akbar Poonawala, Head of Global Equity Services at Deutsche Bank said, “We welcome DSM to our depositary receipts platform. This notable mandate demonstrates Deutsche Bank's commitment to The Netherlands and we are pleased to utilize our broad range of customized services to assist DSM in enhancing the visibility of its ADR program with the investor community.” *Source: Koninklijke DSM N.V. (July 2012) About Deutsche Bank Deutsche Bank is a leading global investment bank with a substantial private clients franchise. Its businesses are mutually reinforcing. A leader in Germany and Europe, the bank is continuously growing in North America, Asia and key emerging markets. With more than 100,000 employees in more than 70 countries, Deutsche Bank competes to be the leading global provider of financial solutions, creating lasting value for its clients, shareholders, people and the communities in which it operates. www.db.com Trust & Securities Services Deutsche Bank's Trust & Securities Services business, part of Global Transaction Banking, is one of the leading providers of trustee, agent, depositary, registrar, SPV management and related services for a wide range of financial structures and transactions. It is a leading depositary for American and Global Depositary Receipts, providing value-added services to companies raising capital in international markets or listing on the New York, NASDAQ, London, Luxembourg, Singapore or NASDAQ Dubai stock exchanges by means of depositary receipts. It also offers both mutual and alternative fund administration and provides securities custody, clearing and agency lending services from a global network spanning more than 30 markets. Additional details are available on www.adr.db.com or www.tss.db.com. This announcement appears as a matter of record only. This announcement has been approved and/or communicated by Deutsche Bank AG New York. The Depositary Receipts have been registered pursuant to the US Securities Act of 1933 (the "Act"). The investment or investment service which is the subject of this notice is not available to retail clients as defined by the UK Financial Services Authority. This notice has been approved and/or communicated by Deutsche Bank AG New York. The services described in this notice are provided by Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas (Deutsche Bank) or by its subsidiaries and/or affiliates in accordance with appropriate local registration and regulation. Deutsche Bank is providing the attached notice strictly for information purposes and makes no claims or statement, nor does it warrant or in any way represent, as to the accuracy or completeness of the details contained herein or therein. This announcement appears as a matter of record only. Neither this announcement nor the information contained herein constitutes an offer or solicitation by Deutsche Bank or any other issuer or entity for the purchase or sale of any securities nor does it constitute a solicitation to any person in any jurisdiction where solicitation would be unlawful. No part of this notice may be copied or reproduced in any way without the prior written consent of Deutsche Bank. Past results are not an indication of future performance. Copyright© July 2012 Deutsche Bank AG. All rights reserved. Deutsche Bank AGPress & Media RelationsDuncan King, +1 212-250-4864duncan.king@db.com