Süss MicroTec AG: Contract Negotiations for the Purchase of HamaTech APE GmbH & co. KG Successfully Concluded

Süss MicroTec AG: Contract Negotiations for the Purchase of HamaTech APE GmbH & co. KG Successfully Concluded

Süss MicroTec AG / Acquisition

13.01.2010 

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Press Release

SUSS MicroTec AG: Contract Negotiations for the Purchase of HamaTech APE
GmbH & Co. KG Successfully Concluded

Garching near Munich, Germany, January 13, 2010 - SUSS MicroTec AG
(business address: Schleissheimer Strasse 90, 85748 Garching, Germany;
ISIN: DE0007226706), which is listed in the Prime Standard of Deutsche
Börse AG, today announced the conclusion of contract negotiations to
acquire HamaTech APE GmbH & Co. KG, a wholly owned subsidiary of Singulus
Technologies AG. Yesterday night, both parties signed a corresponding
purchase agreement, subject to the negotiated closing conditions. The
agreement stipulates a purchase price of EUR 4.5 million plus a further EUR
4.5 million for the acquisition of the land and company building at the
Sternenfels site. The closing date of the transaction is set for January
2010.

Both contractual parties (buyer and seller) had already signed a
comprehensive term sheet for the acquisition of HamaTech APE on December 6,
2009.

The purchase price of EUR 4.5 million is comprised of a fixed and variable
portion. The fixed component amounts to EUR 3.5 million and will be paid in
cash. The variable earn-out component amounts to EUR 1.0 million and is
linked to the future sales performance of HamaTech APE in the year, 2010.

HamaTech APE has established itself in the semiconductor industry as a
leading global supplier of equipment for cleaning photo masks. It employs
approximately 80 staff at its Sternenfels site and its international
subsidiaries. In the 2009 fiscal year, the Company is expected to generate
sales of EUR 11 million.

With the acquisition, the SUSS MicroTec Group is expanding its existing
Coater/Developer product portfolio. 'HamaTech APE's 20 years of experience
in developing processes and equipment along with its highly innovative
cleaning technology ideally complement SUSS MicroTec's core competency of
critical wet processing in semiconductor production,' Frank Averdung, Chief
Executive Officer of SUSS MicroTec AG, commented at the contract signing
ceremony. 'The modern production site at Sternenfels is ideally suited for
expansion into a group-wide competence center for 'wet processing'. We
therefore intend to relocate the Coater and Developer production set up in
neighboring Vaihingen to the Sternenfels plant,' Frank Averdung continued.

'The high performance and efficiency of our systems have turned us into the
globally recognized market leader in our sector. We address the most
demanding requirements of 193i conventional lithography and, in addition,
we are today the only supplier of solutions for cleaning masks for EUV
(extreme ultraviolet) lithography,' Wilma Koolen-Hermkens, Managing
Director of HamaTech APE, remarked. 'We look forward to being able to offer
our extensive expertise to our customers as part of the SUSS MicroTec Group
in the future.'


SUSS MicroTec AG (ISIN DE 0007226706)

About SUSS MicroTec

SUSS MicroTec is a leading supplier of process and test solutions for
markets such as 3-D Integration, Advanced Packaging, MEMS, Nanotechnology
and Compound Semiconductor. High-quality solutions enable customers to
increase process performance while reducing cost of ownership. SUSS
MicroTec supports more than 8,000 installed mask aligners, coaters, bonders
and probe systems with a global infrastructure for applications and
service. SUSS MicroTec is headquartered in Garching near Munich, Germany.

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

About HamaTech

For more than twenty years, HamaTech APE is an established market leader
for Strip and Clean, Post-Exposure bake and Development of photo masks for
the semiconductor industry. At HamaTech we combine the latest technology
with extensive know-how to provide systems that are future-compliant.
HamaTech APE GmbH & Co KG is a wholly-owned subsidiary of SINGULS
TECHNOLOGIES AG, Kahl/Main, Germany.

For more information, please visit http://www.hamatech-ape.com.

Disclaimer

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
statements.


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Language:     English
Company:      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, München, Hamburg, Stuttgart
 
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