Veldhoven, the Netherlands, January 21, 2009
The Supervisory Board of ASML Holding NV (ASML) is pleased to announce it will nominate Mr. Wolfgang Ziebart for appointment as a member of its Supervisory Board by the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders, which is scheduled to be held on March 26, 2009.
His candidacy will fill the vacancy left by Jan Dekker, who has served on the Supervisory Board for 12 years and whose term expires on March 26, 2009. ASML wishes to thank Mr. Dekker for his outstanding contribution during an important period in the company's history.
Mr. Ziebart was president and Chief Executive Officer of German semiconductor company Infineon until 2008. Before Infineon, he was on the boards of management of car components manufacturer Continental AG and automobile producer BMW AG. Mr. Ziebart received a doctorate degree in mechanical engineering from the Technical University of Munich.
ASML welcomes Mr. Ziebart and anticipates to benefit greatly from his knowledge, experience and leadership capabilities.
ASML is the world's leading provider of lithography systems for the semiconductor industry, manufacturing complex machines that are critical to the production of integrated circuits or chips. Headquartered in Veldhoven, the Netherlands, ASML is traded on Euronext Amsterdam and NASDAQ under the symbol ASML. ASML has more than 6,900 employees, serving chip manufacturers in more than 60 locations in 15 countries.
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