ASM signs Term Sheet to divest RTP business

ALMERE, THE NETHERLANDS, June 10, 2009 -- ASM International (NASDAQ: ASMI and Euronext Amsterdam: ASM) today announced that it has signed a Term Sheet to divest its Levitor RTP business to a newly formed company owned and managed by the current RTP business unit management. If the transaction completes it is foreseen that management will take over all current Levitor business including its approximately 20 employees, customer service, and plans to develop new RTP-related products. ASM will provide € 4 million working capital, which will be expensed, and will retain a non-controlling minority share in the new company.  
 
 
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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Pres release 10 June 2009