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2015-04-23

ASM International NV: ASM INTERNATIONAL N.V. REPORTS FIRST QUARTER 2015 RESULTS

Almere, The Netherlands

April 23, 2015

ASM International N.V. (NASDAQ: ASMI and Euronext Amsterdam: ASM) today
reports its first quarter 2015 operating results (unaudited) in accordance
with US GAAP.

FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS

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| Quarter |
| EUR million Q1 2014 Q4 2014 Q1 2015 |
| New orders 172.1 154.4 158.3 |
| Net sales 150.7 124.3 162.0 |
| Gross profit margin % 43.7 % 43.0 % 43.3 % |
| Operating result 32.5 13.4 28.5 |
| Result from investments (excl. Amortization intangible assets resulting from 5.7 8.9 13.4 |
|the sale of the 12% stake of ASMPT) |
| Amortization intangible assets resulting from the sale of the 12% stake of (5.4 ) (6.0 ) (6.6 ) |
|ASMPT |
| Net earnings 27.1 21.0 60.0 |
| Normalized net earnings (excl. Amortization intangible assets resulting from 32.5 27.0 66.6 |
|the sale of the 12% stake of ASMPT) |
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* Net sales for the first quarter 2015 were €162 million, an increase with
30% compared to the previous quarter. Year-on-year net sales increased with
7%.
* New orders at €158 million were 3% above the Q4 2014 level.
* Normalized net earnings for the first quarter 2015 increased by €40 million
compared to the fourth quarter 2014, mainly due to a more than doubling of
the operating result and a €20 million higher currency effect on cash held
in foreign currencies, especially US dollar. The result from investments
increased with €4 million.

COMMENT

Commenting on the results, Chuck del Prado, President and Chief Executive
Officer of ASM International said:
"2015 started strongly for ASMI. We realized revenues of €162 million, 30%
above the Q4 level, with again a gross margin of above 43%. (PE)ALD demand
remained strong across a broad customer base. Our order intake remained
healthy and was with €158 million at the high end of our expected range."

OUTLOOK

On a currency comparable level we expect Q2 sales to be between €180 and €200
million, while the Q2 order intake is expected to be in the range of €160-180
million. For the second half of 2015 the current visibility remains limited.

SHARE BUYBACK PROGRAM

On October 29, 2014, ASMI announced a share buyback program, to purchase up to
an amount of €100 million of its own shares within the 2014-2015 time frame.
On March 31, 2015 of the total program 60% has been repurchased of which 31%
was repurchased in Q1 2015. Further details as well as a weekly update of the
share repurchases under this program can be found on our website
(www.asm.com/investors).

About ASM International

ASM International NV, headquartered in Almere, the Netherlands, its
subsidiaries and participations design and manufacture equipment and
materials used to produce semiconductor devices. ASM International, its
subsidiaries and participations provide production solutions for wafer
processing (Front-end segment) as well as for assembly&packaging and surface
mount technology (Back-end segment) through facilities in the United States,
Europe, Japan and Asia. ASM International's common stock trades on NASDAQ
(symbol ASMI) and the Euronext Amsterdam Stock Exchange (symbol ASM). For
more information, visit ASMI's website atwww.asm.com.

Safe Harbor Statement under the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
of 1995: All matters discussed in this statement, except for any historical
data, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve
risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially
from those in the forward-looking statements. These include, but are not
limited to, economic conditions and trends in the semiconductor industry
generally and the timing of the industry cycles specifically, currency
fluctuations, corporate transactions, financing and liquidity matters, the
success of restructurings, the timing of significant orders, market
acceptance of new products, competitive factors, litigation involving
intellectual property, shareholder and other issues, commercial and economic
disruption due to natural disasters, terrorist activity, armed conflict or
political instability, epidemics and other risks indicated in the Company's
filings from time to time with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission,
including, but not limited to, the Company's reports on Form 20-F and Form
6-K. The Company assumes no obligation nor intends to update or revise any
forward-looking statements to reflect future developments or circumstances.

ASM International will host an investor conference call and web cast on
Friday, April 24, 2015 at 15:00 Continental European Time (9:00 a.m. - US
Eastern Time).

The teleconference dial-in numbers are as follows:

* United States: +1 646 254 3363
* International: + 44 (0)20 3427 1917
* The Netherlands: + 31 (0)20 721 9158
* Access Code: 5913769

A simultaneous audio web cast will be accessible atwww.asm.com.

CONTACT

Investor contact:

Victor Bareño
T: +31 88 100 8500
E: victor.bareno@asm.com

Media contact:

Ian Bickerton
T: +31 625 018 512

Press Release First Quarter 2015 Results
http://hugin.info/132090/R/1914115/683919.pdf

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The issuer of this announcement warrants that they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein.
Source: ASM International NV via Globenewswire

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