SMIC Appoints Dr. Haijun Zhao as COO

                     SMIC Appoints Dr. Haijun Zhao as COO

PR Newswire

SHANGHAI, April 26, 2013

SHANGHAI, April 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Semiconductor Manufacturing
International Corporation ("SMIC"; NYSE: SMI; SEHK: 981), China's largest and
most advanced semiconductor foundry, today announced that Vice President of
North Operations Dr. Haijun Zhao, has been appointed Chief Operating Officer
("COO") of the Company. Effective from 25 April 2013, Dr. Zhao will oversee
the Company's overall manufacturing operations.

SMIC CEO Dr. Tzu-Yin Chiu commented, "Dr. Zhao has extensive expertise in
manufacturing operations and is well known in the semiconductor industry. His
promotion to COO will help us further improve the operational management and
the performance of the company."

Dr. Zhao joined SMIC in 2010, and was named Vice President of North Operations
in September 2011. In June 2012, he was promoted to Senior Vice President. He
has 21 years of experience in semiconductor operations and technology
development. Prior to joining SMIC, Dr. Zhao was Vice President for technology
development, product engineering, and Greater China business at ProMOS
Technologies in Taiwan. Dr. Zhao received his B.S. and Ph.D. from Tsinghua
University, and his M.B.A. from the University of Chicago. He holds two U.S.
semiconductor technology patents, with two pending, and has nine published
technical papers.

SMIC has filed its Form 20-F annual report with the U.S. Securities and
Exchange Commission for the year ended December 31, 2012. The annual report is
available on our website at In addition, SMIC ADR holders may
request, at no charge, a hard copy of our complete audited financials.

About SMIC

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation ("SMIC"; NYSE: SMI;
SEHK: 981) is one of the leading semiconductor foundries in the world and the
largest and most advanced foundry in mainland China, providing integrated
circuit (IC) foundry and technology services at 0.35-micron to 40-nanometer.
Headquartered in Shanghai, China, SMIC has a 300mm wafer fabrication facility
(fab) and a 200mm mega-fab in Shanghai, a 300mm mega-fab in Beijing, a 200mm
fab in Tianjin, and a 200mm fab project under development in Shenzhen. SMIC
also has customer service and marketing offices in the U.S., Europe, Japan,
and Taiwan, and a representative office in Hong Kong.
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SMIC Contact Information:

English Media
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