Cymer stockholders approve merger agreement with ASML

  Cymer stockholders approve merger agreement with ASML

Business Wire

VELDHOVEN, the Netherlands -- February 6, 2013

ASML Holding NV (ASML)(NASDAQ:ASML) (Amsterdam:ASML) today announces that
Cymer, Inc. (Nasdaq: CYMI) stockholders voted to approve the previously
announced merger agreement, dated October 16, 2012, among Cymer, ASML Holding
NV and certain affiliates of ASML, at the special meeting of Cymer
stockholders held on 5 February 2013.

More than 82 percent of the shares outstanding and 99 percent of the votes
cast at the special meeting were voted in favor of the merger agreement.

Completion of the merger remains subject to customary closing conditions,
including expiration or termination of the applicable waiting period under the
Hart-Scott-Rodino Act and receipt of approvals under other foreign competition
laws. Cymer and ASML continue to expect the transaction to close in the first
half of 2013.

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 8,500 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

Forward Looking Statements

“Safe Harbor” Statement under the US Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
of 1995: this press release contains statements that constitute
forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities
Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include
statements relating to the expected closing date of the Cymer acquisition.
These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that may
cause results to differ materially from those set forth in the forward-looking
statements. These forward-looking statements are not historical facts, but
rather are based on current expectations, estimates, assumptions about future
events, taking into account the information currently available to us, and
readers should not place undue reliance on them. Actual results or
developments may differ materially from those in the forward-looking
statements. These forward looking statements are subject to risks and
uncertainties, including, among other things, the inability to obtain
regulatory approval for this transaction, the satisfaction of other conditions
to the closing of the transaction, the possibility that the length of time
necessary to consummate this transaction may be longer than anticipated.

The foregoing risk list of factors is not exhaustive. You should consider
carefully the foregoing factors and the other risks and uncertainties that
affect the businesses of ASML and Cymer described in the risk factors included
in ASML's Annual Report on Form 20-F and Cymer’s Annual Report on Form 10-K,
Cymer’s Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, and other documents filed by ASML and
Cymer from time to time with the SEC. The parties disclaim any obligation to
update the forward-looking statements contained herein.

Contact:

ASML
Media Relations Contacts
Lucas van Grinsven - Communications
+31 40 268 3949
Veldhoven, the Netherlands
or
Investor Relations Contacts
Craig DeYoung - Investor Relations
+1 480 383 4005
Tempe, Arizona, USA
or
Franki D’Hoore – Investor Relations
+31 40 268 6494
Veldhoven, the Netherlands
 
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