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Akzo Nobel Share Buyback Program (Week 13 of 2008)

PRESS RELEASE: Akzo Nobel has announced that, in line with the launch of its EUR 1 billion share buyback program on March 17, 2008, the company has repurchased 390,000 ordinary shares in the period March 25 until March 28, 2008.

Amsterdam, the Netherlands, March 31, 2008 — Akzo Nobel has announced that, in line with the launch of its EUR 1 billion share buyback program on March 17, 2008, the company has repurchased 390,000 ordinary shares in the period March 25 until March 28, 2008 . Shares were repurchased at an average price of EUR 51.22.

EUR 1 billion program is the first tranche of a EUR 3 billion share buyback program.

detailed information on the daily repurchased shares, see the Akzo Nobel website at http://www.akzonobel.com/investor_relations/share_buyback/index.aspx

total number of shares repurchased under this program to date is 790,000 ordinary shares for a total consideration of EUR 40.3 million.

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