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ASML confirms completion of its Share Buy Back Programs 2011 - 2012

  ASML confirms completion of its Share Buy Back Programs 2011 - 2012

Business Wire

VELDHOVEN, the Netherlands -- December 17, 2012

ASML Holding NV (ASML) today announces the completion of its share buy back
programs announced on 19 January 2011, and increased per the announcement on
18 January 2012.

During the period from 20 January 2011 up to and including 22 November 2012,
ASML purchased 36,952,634 of its shares at an average price of EUR 30.58 per
share. With these purchases, the €1,130 million share buy back program has
been fully completed. Of the shares purchased during this period, 24,627,581
have been cancelled with the remaining shares intended to be cancelled in

In addition, in the period from 22 November 2012 until 14 December 2012, a
total number of 2,200,000 additional shares were purchased at an average price
of EUR 47.81 per share for the purpose of covering outstanding employee stock
and stock option plans, which is 100 percent of the announced objective. These
shares will be held as treasury shares for the time being. Further details of
the buybacks are available 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:

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 the Company’s intention to cancel shares repurchased
pursuant to its €1,130 million share buy back program. These forward looking
statements are subject to risks and uncertainties including those 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.


Media Relations Contacts
Lucas van Grinsven - Communications
+31 40 268 3949 - 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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