VELDHOVEN, the Netherlands, December 23, 2014
ASML Holding NV (ASML) today announces the completion of its share buyback program announced on 17 April 2013.
During the period from 18 April 2013 up to and including 22 December 2014, ASML purchased 14,595,554 of its shares at an average price of EUR 68.51 per share. With these purchases, the EUR 1,000 million share buyback program has been completed. Of the shares purchased during this period, 9,464,503 have been cancelled with the remaining shares intended to be cancelled in 2015.
Further details of the buybacks are available at www.asml.com/en/investors/why-invest-in-asml/share-buyback
ASML makes possible affordable microelectronics that improve the quality of life. ASML invents and develops complex technology for high-tech lithography machines for the semiconductor industry. ASML's guiding principle is continuing Moore's Law towards ever smaller, cheaper, more powerful and energy-efficient semiconductors. Our success is based on three pillars: technology leadership combined with customer and supplier intimacy, highly efficient processes and entrepreneurial people. We are a multinational company with over 70 locations in 16 countries, headquartered in Veldhoven, the Netherlands. We employ more than 13,800 people on payroll and flexible contracts (expressed in full time equivalents). Our company is an inspiring place where employees work, meet, learn and share. ASML is traded on Euronext Amsterdam and NASDAQ under the symbol ASML. More information about ASML, our products and technology, and career opportunities is available on: www.asml.com
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