ASM International N.V. (Euronext Amsterdam: ASM) today has noted rumours in the market that third parties are preparing an offer for ASMI's stake of approximately 25% in ASM Pacific Technology Ltd. ("ASMPT")
As stated by ASMI on prior occasions ASMI's interest in ASMPT is of strategic value to ASMI. Nonetheless, ASMI has been approached from time to time by parties with an interest to explore the acquisition of ASMI's stake in ASMPT.
In line with its fiduciary duties it is ASMI's policy to carefully review and assess expressions of interest for its stake in ASMPT by third parties and to occasionally engage with such parties. However, at this point in time there is no ongoing process with respect to a potential sale of part or all of ASMI's stake in ASMPT.