ASML Confirms Completion of the Synthetic Buyback

  ASML Confirms Completion of the Synthetic Buyback

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VELDHOVEN, The Netherlands -- December 04, 2012

ASML Holding NV (NASDAQ:ASML)(Amsterdam:ASML) today announces that it has
completed the Synthetic Buyback which forms part of ASML’s Customer
Co-Investment Program announced on 9 July 2012.

With the execution of the Synthetic Buyback, ASML has made a EUR 3.85 billion
cash capital repayment to its shareholders (other than the three participating
customers in the Customer Co-Investment Program) and has reduced the number of
issued shares by 96.566.124 as a result of the reverse stock split. This is
effectively equivalent to ASML buying back the shares issued to the
participating customers in the Customer Co-Investment Program at a price of
EUR 39.91 per share, which is the per share price paid by those participating

About ASML’s Customer Co-Investment Program

Three ASML customers – Intel, TSMC and Samsung – 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 received
EUR 3.85 billion for issuing shares to the three participating customers. This
cash was returned to shareholders (excluding participating customers) via a
Synthetic Buyback, which included a reverse stock split to avoid dilution (on
an earnings per share basis) as a result of the Customer Co-Investment
Program. More details can be found at

About ASML

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:

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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 Customer Co-Investment Program .These forward
looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties including whether
the 450mm and EUV research and development programs will be successful 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


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Lucas van Grinsven - Communications
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Veldhoven, the Netherlands
Investor Relations Contacts
Craig DeYoung - Investor Relations
+1 480 383 4005
Tempe, Arizona, USA
Franki D’Hoore – Investor Relations
+31 40 268 6494
Veldhoven, the Netherlands
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