Süss MicroTec AG: Frank Averdung Assumes Position of Chief Executive Officer Ahead of Schedule

Süss MicroTec AG: Frank Averdung Assumes Position of Chief Executive Officer Ahead of Schedule

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SUSS MicroTec AG: Frank Averdung Assumes Position of Chief Executive
Officer Ahead of Schedule

Munich, Germany, February 2, 2009. As announced today by SUSS MicroTec AG
(business address: Schleissheimer Straße 90, 85748 Garching; ISIN:
DE0007226706), which is listed in the Prime Standard of the Deutsche Börse
AG, Frank Averdung will assume the position of Chief Executive Officer of
SUSS MicroTec AG effective starting February 1, 2009. The Company’s
Supervisory Board appointed Mr. Averdung to the Management Board of SUSS
MicroTec AG in November 2008. Mr. Averdung was originally to take over his
duties as Chief Executive Officer beginning June 1, 2009. The former
Managing Director of Carl Zeiss SMS GmbH will thus take office four months
earlier than planned.

In his position, the graduate electrical engineer will be responsible for
the areas of sales, marketing, production and corporate strategy.

'We are pleased that Frank Averdung is able to assume the position of Chief
Executive Officer early. His extensive industry and marketing experience
will be invaluable to the strategic advancement of the Company. We are
convinced that Mr. Averdung is the right person to successfully lead the
SUSS MicroTec Group to the next level of development in the coming growth
period,' remarked Dr. Franz Richter, Chairman of the Supervisory Board.

Christian Schubert, who took temporary office on October 2, 2008, will
remain on the Management Board until the end of his appointment on May 31,
2008 and will primarily address the continued optimization of the
management of purchasing and procurement as well as materials.

'2009 will not be an easy year for the SUSS MicroTec Group. The global
economic crisis has already left its mark on the semiconductor industry. I
am nevertheless confident that with the solid foundation of our leading
technological product portfolio and timely introduction of cost-reduction
measures, we are well positioned to successfully master this challenge,'
explained Frank Averdung, Chief Executive Officer of SUSS MicroTec AG, on
assuming his position.

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

This press release contains forward-looking statements relating to the
business, financial performance and earnings of SUSS MicroTec AG and its
subsidiaries and associates. Forward-looking statements are based on
current plans, estimates, projections and expectations and are therefore
subject to risks and uncertainties, most of which are difficult to estimate
and which in general are beyond the control of SUSS MicroTec AG.
Consequently, actual developments as well as actual earnings and
performance may differ materially from those which explicitly or implicitly
assumed in the forward-looking statements. SUSS MicroTec AG does not intend
or accept any obligation to publish updates of these forward-looking

SÜSS MicroTec AG
Julia Hartmann
Investor Relations / PR
Schleissheimer Strasse 90
85748 Garching, Deutschland
Tel.: +49 (0)89 32007-161
Fax: +49 (0)89 32007 336 
Email: julia.hartmann@suss.com

02.02.2009  Financial News transmitted by DGAP
Language:     English
Issuer:       Süss MicroTec AG
              Schleissheimer Strasse 90
              85748 Garching b. München
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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