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Cabot Microelectronics Corporation Receives Supplier Excellence Award from Texas Instruments

Cabot Microelectronics Corporation Receives Supplier Excellence Award from
Texas Instruments

Aurora, IL, June 6, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cabot Microelectronics
Corporation (Nasdaq: CCMP), the world's leading supplier of chemical
mechanical planarization (CMP) polishing slurries and a growing CMP pad
supplier to the semiconductor industry, announced today that Texas Instruments
(TI) presented Cabot Microelectronics with its Supplier Excellence Award (SEA)
for its performance in 2012. TI recognized Cabot Microelectronics for its
significant contributions in providing CMP slurry solutions in support of its
fab operations world-wide.

"We are proud to have earned  this Supplier Excellence Award from TI,"  stated 
William  Noglows,  Cabot  Microelectronics'  Chairman  and  CEO.  "Among  the 
thousands of suppliers  to TI, Cabot  Microelectronics is one  of only  twelve 
suppliers  who  won  the  award  this  year.  We  believe  this   recognition 
exemplifies our commitment  to delivering the  highest standards for  quality, 
manufacturing efficiency and technology. We  are honored to be recognized  as 
an elite supplier among TI's broader supply chain."

"Our supply  chain  partners  work  with us  to  help  our  100,000  customers 
transform the  future," said  Rob Simpson,  Vice President  of TI's  Worldwide 
Procurement and Logistics.  "We expect  the same world  class performance  and 
execution  from  our   suppliers  that   we  expect   from  ourselves.   Cabot 
Microelectronics, along  with the  other 2012  SEA winners,  has  demonstrated 
their outstanding commitment and ability to support and provide value to TI."

ABOUT CABOT MICROELECTRONICS CORPORATION

Cabot Microelectronics Corporation, headquartered in Aurora, Illinois, is  the 
world's leading  supplier of  CMP polishing  slurries and  a growing  CMP  pad 
supplier to  the  semiconductor  industry.  The  company's  products  play  a 
critical role in  the production of  advanced semiconductor devices,  enabling 
the manufacture of smaller, faster and more complex devices by its customers.
The company's mission is to create value by developing reliable and innovative
solutions, through close customer collaboration, that solve today's challenges
and help enable tomorrow's technology.  Since becoming an independent  public 
company in 2000, the company has  grown to approximately 1,050 employees on  a 
global basis. For more information about Cabot Microelectronics  Corporation, 
visit  www.cabotcmp.com  or  contact  Trisha  Tuntland,  Manager  of  Investor 
Relations at 630-499-2600.

SAFE HARBOR STATEMENT

This news release may include statements that constitute "forward looking
statements" within the meaning of federal securities regulations. These
forward-looking statements include statements related to: future sales and
operating results; company and industry growth, contraction or trends; growth
or contraction of the markets in which the company participates; international
events, regulatory or legislative activity, or various economic factors;
product performance; the generation, protection and acquisition of
intellectual property, and litigation related to such intellectual property;
new product introductions; development of new products, technologies and
markets; natural disasters; the acquisition of or investment in other
entities; uses and investment of the company's cash balance; financing
facilities and related debt, payment of principal and interest, and compliance
with covenants and other terms; the company's capital structure; and the
construction and operation of facilities by Cabot Microelectronics
Corporation. These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks,
uncertainties, and other factors, including those described from time to time
in Cabot Microelectronics' filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission
(SEC), that could cause actual results to differ materially from those
described by these forward-looking statements. In particular, see "Risk
Factors" in the company's quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended
March 31, 2013 and in the company's annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal
year ended September 30, 2012, both filed with the SEC. Cabot Microelectronics
assumes no obligation to update this forward-looking information.

CONTACT: Trisha Tuntland
         Manager, Investor Relations
         630-499-2600

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