Applied Materials : Applied Materials Announces Departure of Chief Financial Officer George Davis

 Applied Materials : Applied Materials Announces Departure of Chief Financial
                             Officer George Davis

SANTA CLARA, Calif., January 30, 2013 - Applied Materials, Inc. (Nasdaq:AMAT)
announced today that George S. Davis, executive vice president and chief
financial officer (CFO), will be departing the company effective March 8,
2013. The company expects to name a successor in the coming weeks after a
review of both internal and external candidates. Davis will be taking up the
position of CFO for Qualcomm Incorporated. 

"Over the past 13 years, George has made tremendous contributions to Applied
Materials as we have grown and diversified our global business," said Mike
Splinter, chairman and CEO. "His leadership has made a key contribution to
the financial results we have delivered throughout his tenure and to the
positive relationship with our stockholders. We wish him every success."

Davis joined Applied Materials in 1999 as corporate treasurer. He was named
CFO in 2006 after serving as head of the Corporate Business Development group,
where he was responsible for merger and acquisition activities, strategic
planning, and management of the Company's venture investments.

Applied Materials, Inc. (Nasdaq:AMAT) is the global leader in providing
innovative equipment, services and software to enable the manufacture of
advanced semiconductor, flat panel display and solar photovoltaic products.
Our technologies help make innovations like smartphones, flat screen TVs and
solar panels more affordable and accessible to consumers and businesses around
the world. Learn more at www.appliedmaterials.com.

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