ASM International N.V. Announces CFO Not Nominated for Reappointment

ASM International N.V. Announces CFO Not Nominated for Reappointment 
 
Almere, The Netherlands, April 17, 2009 -- ASM International N.V. (NASDAQ: ASMI and Euronext Exchange in Amsterdam: ASM) announced today that its Chief Financial Officer, Naud van der Ven, will not be nominated by the Supervisory Board for reappointment. This is because the Supervisory Board did not agree with the conditions requested by Mr. van der Ven for his reappointment.  Mr. van der Ven's present 4-year term of appointment therefore ends at the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM) on May 14, 2009.  Mr. van der Ven claims severance in excess of his contractual entitlements.  The Supervisory Board considers this claim inappropriate and will defend the Company's position accordingly.

ASMI has started a search for a replacement for Mr. van der Ven.  In the meantime, upon Mr. van der Ven's departure, the CFO tasks will be divided among the senior members of ASMI's finance team.

About ASM International
ASM International N.V., headquartered in Almere, the Netherlands, and its subsidiaries design and manufacture equipment and materials used to produce semiconductor devices. ASM International and its subsidiaries provide production solutions for wafer processing (Front-end segment) as well as assembly and packaging (Back-end segment) through facilities in the United States, Europe, Japan and Asia. ASM International's common stock trades on NASDAQ (symbol ASMI) and the Euronext Amsterdam Stock Exchange (symbol ASM). For more information, visit ASMI's website at www.asm.com.
 
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Press release 17 April 2009