Süss MicroTec AG: Frank P. Averdung Becomes New Chief Executive Officer

Süss MicroTec AG: Frank P. Averdung Becomes New Chief Executive Officer

Süss MicroTec AG / Change of Personnel

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SUSS MicroTec AG: Frank P. Averdung Becomes New Chief Executive Officer

Munich, Germany, November 25, 2008. As announced today by SUSS MicroTec AG
(business address: Schleissheimer Straße 90, 85748 Garching, Germany; ISIN:
DE0007226706), which is listed in the Prime Standard of Deutsche Börse AG,
the Supervisory Board has appointed Mr. Frank Averdung (54) to the
Management Board of SUSS MicroTec AG. Mr. Averdung has accepted the
appointment effective today and will become a member of the company’s
Management Board by June 1, 2009 at the latest and assume the role of Chief
Executive Officer.

In this position, his future activities will focus on sales, marketing and
Group strategy – areas in which he can already exhibit attestable
achievements from his previous professional positions.

Mr. Averdung is currently the Managing Director of Carl Zeiss SMS GmbH (SMS
– Semiconductor Metrology Systems), Jena, a company that specializes in the
inspection and repair of photo masks (projection templates for
semiconductor production) for the semiconductor industry. Other important
positions held during the professional career of this Master of Electrical
Engineering include various Managing Director and/or General Manager
positions with equipment manufacturers such as NaWoTec GmbH, ETEC Systems
and Applied Materials.

Dr. Franz Richter, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of SUSS MicroTec AG,
states the reasons for the decision to appoint the new Chief Executive
Officer: 'Frank Averdung brings to the table not only industry and market
expertise, but also an understanding of technology and, above all, a high
level of assertiveness. These characteristics are of great value to SUSS
MicroTec in light of the long-standing expansionary policy and our goal of
improved profitability. I was personally impressed by the fact that Mr.
Averdung has had an extremely strong impact on the strategic orientation of
the respective companies and divisions during the various positions of his
professional career.'

'SUSS MicroTec’s image in the market is a promise to its customers
regarding quality and reliability. I hope my efforts will contribute toward
making the company even more dynamic and innovative. I think my experience
can help advance us into attractive niches of the semiconductor market and
utilize the existing market potential more quickly and comprehensively. I
look forward to taking on my responsibilities within the new team at SUSS
MicroTec,' explains the newly appointed manager.

SUSS MicroTec AG (ISIN DE 0007226706)

About SUSS MicroTec

SUSS MicroTec listed in Deutsche Boerse AG’s Prime Standard is one of the
world’s leading suppliers of process and testing solutions for markets such
as 3D Integration, Advanced Packaging, MEMS, Nanotechnology, Compound
Semiconductor and Silicon-On-Insulator.

SUSS MicroTec enables its customers to increase process performance while
reducing cost of ownership and to meet the volume requirements of fast
growing markets with high quality solutions.

SUSS MicroTec supports more than 8,000 installed mask aligners, coaters,
bonders and probe systems with a global infrastructure for applications and
service. SUSS is headquartered in Garching near Munich, Germany.

For more information about SUSS MicroTec, please visit http://www.suss.com

Disclaimer:

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time they were made.



Contact:
SÜSS MicroTec AG
Investor Relations/PR
Julia Hartmann
Tel.: +49 (0)89 32007-161, 
Email: julia.hartmann@suss.com


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Language:     English
Issuer:       Süss MicroTec AG
              Schleissheimer Strasse 90
              85748 Garching b. München
              Deutschland
Phone:        +49 (0)89 32007-161
Fax:          +49 (0)89 32007-336
E-mail:       ir@suss.com
Internet:     www.suss.com
ISIN:         DE0007226706
WKN:          722670
Listed:       Regulierter Markt in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Freiverkehr
              in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, München, Stuttgart
 
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