ASML Issues Shares to TSMC in Connection with Customer Co-Investment Program
VELDHOVEN, Netherlands -- October 31, 2012
ASML Holding NV (NASDAQ:ASML) (Amsterdam:ASML) today announces that it has
issued the shares planned for TSMC, one of the three participating customers
in its Customer Co-Investment Program announced on 9 July 2012, issuing a
total of 20,992,625 shares to a Dutch Foundation (Stichting) established for
this purpose. Similar to the procedure for the other two customers
participating in the Customer Co-Investment Program, the foundation issued a
corresponding number of depositary receipts with limited voting rights to
The share issue resulted in aggregate proceeds of EUR 837.8 million.
This completes the share issues to the three participating customers of the
Co-Investment Program. On 13 September 2012, ASML issued 62,977,877 shares to
the foundation established for Intel and 12,595,575 shares to the foundation
established for Samsung.
About ASML’s Customer Co-Investment Program
Three ASML customers – Intel, TSMC and Samsung – have agreed to contribute EUR
1.38 billion to ASML's research and development of next-generation lithography
technologies over five years, specifically aimed at accelerating EUV
lithography and 450mm lithography development. As part of the Customer
Co-Investment Program, but separate from the R&D contribution, ASML has now
received EUR 3.85 billion for issuing shares to the three participating
customers. This cash will be returned to shareholders (excluding participating
customers) via a Synthetic Buyback later this year, which through a reverse
split will ensure that no dillution occurs from the co-investment program.
More details can be found at www.asml.com/cip.
ASML is one of the world's leading providers 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 8,200 employees on payroll (expressed in full
time equivalents), serving chip manufacturers in more than 55 locations in 16
countries. More information about our company, our products and technology,
and career opportunities is available on our website: www.asml.com
The securities referred to herein have not been registered under the United
States Securities Act of 1933 and may be offered in the United States solely
pursuant to an exemption from such registration requirements.
Forward Looking Statements
“Safe Harbor” Statement under the US Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
of 1995: the matters discussed in this document include forward-looking
statement relating to our co-investment program and our planned Synthetic
Buyback. These forward looking statements are subject to risks and
uncertainties including whether the 450mm and EUV research and development
programs will be successful, ASML’s ability to hire additional workers as part
of the 450mm and EUV development programs, whether all conditions for the
Synthetic Buyback will be fulfilled and other risks indicated in the risk
factors included in ASML’s Annual Report on Form 20-F and other filings with
the US Securities and Exchange Commission.
ASML Holding NV
Communications - Veldhoven, the Netherlands
Lucas van Grinsven - +31 40 268 3949
Investor Relations - Tempe, Arizona, USA
Craig DeYoung - +1 480 383 4005
Investor Relations - Veldhoven, the Netherlands
Franki D’Hoore - +31 40 268 6494
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