Applied Materials : Applied Materials Names Bob Halliday Chief Financial Officer

   Applied Materials : Applied Materials Names Bob Halliday Chief Financial
                                   Officer

SANTA CLARA, Calif., February 26, 2013 - Applied Materials, Inc. (Nasdaq:AMAT)
announced today that Bob Halliday has been named senior vice president and
chief financial officer. Halliday previously was executive vice president and
chief financial officer of Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates prior to
Applied's acquisition of the company in November 2011.

"Bob offers both a leading track record of accomplishment as a chief financial
officer as well as deep experience in our industry to help drive Applied's
financial performance," said Mike Splinter, chairman and CEO. "I am confident
that he will be an outstanding leader for our global finance team as we
execute our growth strategy and will be a strong liaison with the investment
community."

Since the acquisition of Varian, Halliday has served as general manager of the
implant business unit within Applied's Silicon Systems Group. During his
tenure, Varian achieved record financial and stock performance and Halliday
was named a top CFO by Institutional Investor magazine. He earned master of
business administration and bachelor of science degrees from the Wharton
School of the University of Pennsylvania and has been a Certified Public
Accountant.

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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Michael Sullivan (financial community) 408.986.7977

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