media release

Akzo Nobel Share Buyback Program (Week 33)

PRESS RELEASE: Akzo Nobel has announced that, in line with the launch of its EUR 1.6 billion share buyback program on May 3, 2007, the company has repurchased 2,523,000 common shares in the period August 13 until August 17, 2007.

Amsterdam, the Netherlands, August 20, 2007 — Akzo Nobel (Euronext Amsterdam: AKZ; Nasdaq: AKZOY) has announced that, in line with the launch of its EUR 1.6 billion share buyback program on May 3, 2007, the company has repurchased 2,523,000 common shares in the period August 13 until August 17, 2007. Shares were repurchased at an average price of EUR 55.15 for a total amount of EUR 139.0 million.

total number of shares repurchased under this program to date is 22,617,241 common shares for a total consideration of EUR 1.4 billion.

completion of the share buyback program is expected by the end of 2007.