ALMERE, The Netherlands
July 8, 2013  

ASM International N.V. (NASDAQ: ASMI and Euronext Exchange in Amsterdam: ASM) today announces that its Supervisory Board has appointed its member Mr. J.C. Lobbezoo to serve as its chairman.

Mr. Lobbezoo will succeed Mr. G.J. Kramer whose term as chairman and member of the Supervisory Board ended at the 2013 Annual General Meeting of Shareholders ("AGM").

Mr. Lobbezoo has been a member of the Supervisory Board since May 2009 and was reappointed at the 2013 AGM for a period of four years.

Mr. Lobbezoo has also been appointed as a member of the Nomination, Selection and Remuneration Committee ("NSR Committee"). Mr. M.C.J. van Pernis has been appointed as new chairman of the NSR Committee.

Mr.  Lobbezoo has resigned as chairman of the Audit Committee and will be succeeded by Mr H.W. Kreutzer. Mr Lobbezoo will continue as a member of the Audit Committee.

With the appointment of Mr Lobbezoo in the vacancy of chairman the Supervisory Board will be reduced from six to five members and consequently will be composed as follows: J.C. Lobbezoo (chairman), J.M.R. Danneels, H.W. Kreutzer, M.C.J. van Pernis and U.H.R. Schumacher.

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 NASDAQ (symbol ASMI) and the Euronext Amsterdam Stock Exchange (symbol ASM). For more information, visit ASMI's website at

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ASMI Announces appointment of Mr. J.C. Lobbezoo as Chairman of the SVB