Enterprise Court agrees to delay of ASM court hearing

Almere, The Netherlands - December  22, 2008 - ASM International N.V. (NASDAQ: ASMI and Euronext Exchange in Amsterdam: ASM) said today that the Enterprise Court in a ruling dated 22 December 2008 agreed to the requests submitted by ASMI in consultation with Hermes and Fursa on 4 December 2008 for a delay of the court hearing scheduled for approximately 15 December 2008. The Enterprise Court has requested the parties to report back by 15 January 2009. If applicable a new date for the hearing will be set by the Enterprise Court at a date not later than 5 February 2009 and if applicable a new date for an EGM will be set not later than 5 March 2009. A copy of the ruling is published on ASMI's web site.
 
About ASM International
ASM International N.V. and its subsidiaries design and manufacture equipment and materials used to produce semiconductor devices. The company provides 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 web site at www.asm.com.
 
 
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Enterprise Court agrees to delay of ASM court hearing