ASM International N.V. nominates new CFO and new Supervisory Board Member

ALMERE, The Netherlands, - April 27, 2010 - ASM International N.V. (NASDAQ: ASMI and Euronext Exchange in Amsterdam: ASM) today announced the nominations of Peter van Bommel for appointment as CFO and as a member of its Management Board and Martin van Pernis for appointment to its Supervisory Board.

As of September 1, 2010, Mr. van Bommel will succeed Rob Ruijter who assumed the position of CFO over the last 12 months on an interim basis. Mr. van Bommel has more than twenty years experience in the electronics and semiconductor industry. Between 2006 and 2008 he was CFO at NXP (former Philips Semiconductors) and he currently is CFO of Odersun AG, a manufacturer of thin-film solar cells and modules.

Mr. van Pernis will succeed Eric van Amerongen whose current term ends at the coming Annual General Meeting and who has decided not to stand for re-election. Mr. van Pernis joined the Siemens Group in 1971 and retired at the end of 2009. His working experience has been mainly in senior management positions with Siemens Nederland N.V. Mr. van Pernis is currently chairman of the supervisory board of Dutch Space B.V., a subsidiary of EADS. He also is member of the supervisory boards of Aalberts Industries N.V., Feyenoord Rotterdam N.V., Batenburg Beheer B.V.

ASMI shareholders will be asked to approve the proposed appointments of Mr. van Bommel and Mr. van Pernis for four-year terms at the Annual General Meeting on May 20, 2010. ASMI's Supervisory Board is expected to appoint Mr. van Pernis as member of the Nomination, Selection and Remuneration Committee.

Gert-Jan Kramer, chairman of the Supervisory Board, commented:

"I am very pleased to announce these proposed appointments to the Boards. Both gentlemen have a solid background and they also bring extensive financial and industry knowledge to the Company. I also would like to thank Eric van Amerongen for his valuable contributions during his eight years tenure as a member and vice-chairman of the Supervisory Board."

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


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ASM nominates new CFO and new Supervisory Board Member