ASML Holding : Korean Fair Trade Commission approves ASML acquisition of Cymer

ASML Holding : Korean Fair Trade Commission approves ASML acquisition of Cymer

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

Cymer Contacts
Investor Relations, Natalie Badillo - +1 858 385 6097
Media, Taryn Unruh - +1 619 234 0345

VELDHOVEN, the Netherlands/SAN DIEGO, United States, 26 May 2013 - ASML
Holding NV (ASML) and Cymer, Inc. (Nasdaq: CYMI) today announce that the
Korean Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) has approved the previously announced
merger between Cymer and affiliates of ASML. As a result, all conditions to
closing the transaction, except for those conditions that can be satisfied
only at the closing, have been fulfilled. The parties expect to close the
transaction end of May - early June 2013.

As already indicated in the deal announcement of 17 October 2012, ASML will
manage Cymer as an independent business unit where it concerns commercial
hardware sales and services activities, and Cymer will continue to supply
sources to and engage in R&D activities with all lithography tool
manufacturers on fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory commercial terms.
Furthermore, ASML reiterates it will continue to let its scanner customers
choose their preferred light source, and its scanners will continue to
interface with light sources from all manufacturers.

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 8,625 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:

About Cymer
Cymer is an industry leader in developing lithography light sources, used by
chipmakers worldwide to pattern advanced semiconductor chips. Cymer's light
sources have been widely adopted by the world's top chipmakers and its
installed base comprises approximately 3,900 systems. Continuing its legacy of
leadership, Cymer is currently pioneering the industry's transition to EUV
lithography, the next viable step on the technology roadmap for the creation
of smaller, faster chips. The company is headquartered in San Diego, CA, has
more than 1,200 employees on payroll (expressed in full time equivalents) and
supports its customers from numerous offices around the globe. Cymer maintains
a Web site to which it regularly posts press releases, SEC filings, and
additional information about Cymer. Interested persons can also subscribe to
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Forward Looking Statements
"Safe Harbor" Statement under the US Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
of 1995: the matters discussed in this document may include forward-looking
statements, including statements made about our outlook, realization of
systems backlog, IC unit demand, financial results, average selling price,
gross margin and expenses, dividend policy and intention to repurchase shares
and resignations and appointments of executive officers. These forward looking
statements are subject to risks and uncertainties including, but not limited
to: our ability to successfully complete the Cymer transaction, including the
satisfaction of conditions to the closing of the merger and the possibility
that the length of time necessary to consummate the merger may be longer than
anticipated, and other risks 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.

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