Almere, The Netherlands
March 23, 2017

ASM International N.V. (Euronext Amsterdam: ASM) today announces the nomination of Stefanie Kahle-Galonske for appointment to its Supervisory Board.

Taking due account of the profile of the Supervisory Board, the Supervisory Board proposes to appoint Stefanie Kahle-Galonske as a member of the Supervisory Board for a term of four years during the Annual General Meeting of May 22, 2017.

Mrs. Kahle-Galonske is currently Chief Financial Officer at Egon Zehnder, the Swiss-based privately held executive search and leadership consultancy firm. Before that she was Chief Financial Officer at Markem Imaje AG (part of Dover Corporation), a global manufacturer of industrial printers and consumables for the packaging sector. Mrs. Kahle-Galonske has extensive knowledge of the semiconductor industry thanks to her experience over many years in different roles at NXP Semiconductors, where she served as Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer of several business units. She also was a non-executive board member of Micronas Semiconductors in Switzerland and Nu-Tune Singapore.

Jan Lobbezoo, Chairman of the Supervisory Board commented: 
"I am very pleased to announce the proposed appointment of Stefanie Kahle-Galonske to the Supervisory Board. She has a very solid financial and management background and will bring extensive financial, business and industry knowledge to the Company."

About ASM International

ASM International NV, headquartered in Almere, the Netherlands, its subsidiaries and participations design and manufacture equipment and materials used to produce semiconductor devices. ASM International, its subsidiaries and participations provide production solutions for wafer processing (Front-end segment) as well as for assembly & packaging and surface mount technology (Back-end segment) through facilities in the United States, Europe, Japan and Asia. ASM International's common stock trades on the Euronext Amsterdam Stock Exchange (symbol ASM). For more information, visit ASMI's website at

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