ASM International N.V. announces progress on its cost reduction program

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ALMERE, The Netherlands - December 20, 2012 - ASM International N.V. (NASDAQ: ASMI and Euronext Exchange in Amsterdam: ASM) today announces that, as part of its cost reduction program in its Front-end operations, as announced during the release of its 3rd quarter results, it will reduce its headcount in its manufacturing operation in Singapore with approximately 110 people. It is expected that the effect of this action will become visible in the results of the first quarter in 2013.

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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ASMI announces progress on its cost reduction program