Cabot Microelectronics Corporation Receives Supplier of the Year Award from Western Digital Media

Cabot Microelectronics Corporation Receives Supplier of the Year Award from
Western Digital Media

Aurora, IL, Jan. 7, 2014 (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 it has received a
Supplier of the Year Award from Western Digital Media, a division of Western
Digital Corporation, in recognition of its performance in quality, product
development and business support in fiscal 2013. Cabot Microelectronics was
recognized for its significant contributions in providing data storage
polishing slurries deemed essential to Western Digital Media's success.

"We are honored to  have earned the  Supplier of the  Year Award from  Western 
Digital Media," stated Lawrence  Low, Cabot Microelectronics' Global  Business 
Director for  Data Storage.  "We believe  this recognition  demonstrates  our 
commitment to  be  a  long  term  trusted  partner,  delivering  high-quality, 
high-performing and reliable data storage products and solutions."


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  or  contact  Trisha  Tuntland,  Manager  of  Investor 
Relations at 630-499-2600.


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 annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended
September 30, 2013, 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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