Cabot Microelectronics Corporation Wins Taiwan National Safety and Health Excellence Award

Cabot Microelectronics Corporation Wins Taiwan National Safety and Health
Excellence Award

Aurora, IL, Nov. 5, 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, today announced that its Kaohsiung
facility in Taiwan has once again won the National Safety and Health
Excellence Award. This is the fourth time in the last seven years that this
facility has won this prestigious award. In order to win the award, the
Company presented its ergonomics programs and best practices, which were
evaluated by a committee from the Tainan Science Park and Kaohsiung City Labor
department. After an extensive audit, the committee acknowledged Cabot
Microelectronics' strong Safety, Health & Environment programs as well as top
management's commitment to best-in-class performance.

David Li, Cabot Microelectronics' Vice  President of the Asia Pacific  Region, 
stated, "There is no higher priority at Cabot Microelectronics than the safety
of our employees. This award  demonstrates our comprehensive approach to  the 
review of  all best-in-class  safety programs,  including those  that  prevent 
musculo-skeletal injuries."

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
June 30, 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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