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2014-05-13

RoodMicrotec N.V.: ROODMICROTEC - Trading update - FIRST QUARTER APPLICATIONS IN EUROS EXCEED 2013 ANNUAL SALES - GREAT INTEREST IN PRE-SUBSCRIPTION FOR

PRESS RELEASE
Zwolle - 13 May 2014

In line with expectations, the first quarter of 2014 showed a strong increase
in operations. This was reflected in a significant increase in the number of
applications expressed in euros compared to the first quarter of 2013. The
total number of applications in euros now even exceeds the full year sales
for 2013. The volume has never been this high. The number of customers also
increased considerably. The large increase in applications in euros will lead
to additional sales especially in the second half of 2014 and in 2015.
Due to RoodMicrotec's late-cyclical nature, the increase in both the number of
applications and in sales tend to follow a few months behind more
pre-cyclical businesses.
This development ensures a healthy dynamism within the sales organisation.
RoodMicrotec's total sales in the first quarter were almost completely in line
with expectations.

The market in which we operate is still reeling from the economic crisis. Our
measures aimed at co-financing and collaboration with our partners will
contribute to RoodMicrotec's recovery. Operating in tandem with partners is
essential in order to break down the negative spiral. But this also requires
a different approach. Our intention to issue a bond with mortgage cover, as
announced on 8 May, is fully in line with this. The initiative has generally
been received positively, both by our business partners and investors. There
has already been a significant number of pre-subscriptions.

Pre-subscription is still open. Interested parties can identify themselves on

obligatie@roodmicrotec.com

stating their address, email address, phone number and desired number of
bonds.

The brochure relating to the bond can be downloaded from www.roodmicrotec.com
and www.npex.nl/RoodMicrotec.

Outlook for 2014
The semiconductor market as a whole shows a clear recovery in 2014. The
forecast for 4.1% growth in the full year 2014 remain highly positive. The
forecast of 3.4% growth in 2015 is also positive.

Our customers have recently updated their sales forecasts. Analogous to the
abovementioned forecasts for the semiconductor market, our customers' sales
forecasts and our increasing sales activities, we anticipate a marked sales
increase in 2014 compared to 2013. This increase will be realised
predominantly in the second half of the year.
A major part of the orders that were postponed in 2013 will be realised in the
remainder of the current year.

We maintain our previously stated long-term objective of annual autonomous
growth of between 3% and 13% at an average growth of the semiconductor market
of 6%, and to improve the operating result and the net result.

About RoodMicrotec
With 40 years' experience as an independent value-added service provider in
the area of micro and optoelectronics, RoodMicrotec offers fabless companies,
OEMs and other companies a one-stop shopping proposition. With itspowerful
solutions
RoodMicrotec has built up a strong position in Europe.

Our services comply with the industrial and quality requirements of the high
reliability/space, automotive, telecommunications, medical, IT and
electronics sectors.

'Certified by RoodMicrotec'
concerns inter alia testing of products to the stringent ISO/TS 16949 standard
that applies to suppliers to the automotive industry. The company also has an
accredited laboratory for test activities and calibration to the ISO/IEC
17025 standard.

The value-added services comprise inter alia (eXtended) supply chain
management, failure&technology analysis, qualification&burn-in, test-&product
engineering, production test (including device programming and end-of-line
service), ESD/ESDFOS assessment&training, quality&reliability consulting and
total manufacturing solutions with partners.

RoodMicrotec has branches in Germany (Dresden, Nördlingen, Stuttgart), the UK
(Bath) and the Netherlands (Zwolle).

Further information:
Philip Nijenhuis, CEO
Telephone +31 (0) 38 4215216
Email: investor-relations@roodmicrotec.com

Website: www.roodmicrotec.com

RoodMicrotec - Trading Update 13052014
http://hugin.info/130789/R/1784871/611770.pdf

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