Almere, The Netherlands - May 4, 2009 - ASM International N.V. (NASDAQ: ASMI and Euronext Exchange in Amsterdam: ASM) announced today that it has appointed Rob Ruijter to the position of interim Chief Financial Officer as of 15 May 2009 following the departure of the incumbent CFO. Mr. Ruijter will work closely with Chuck del Prado, ASMI Chief Executive Officer, and other senior management team members, but he will not be a formal member of ASMI's management board.
Mr. Ruijter, 58 and a Dutch national, recently retired as CFO of' The Nielsen Company, the US-based global information and media group. He is a former CFO of international businesses including VNU, the media information and publishing group, and KLM, the Dutch national airline. He holds a non-executive board position at Wavin, and is nominated as such at Unit 4 Agresso.
Mr. Ruijter's appointment as interim CFO is for the duration of the recruitment of a permanent CFO. ASMI expects to announce the proposed appointment of a permanent CFO before the end of the year.
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. 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
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ASMI announces appointment of interim CFO