Veldhoven, the Netherlands, March 14, 2018
ASML Holding N.V. (ASML) today publishes the agenda and the explanatory notes for the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (AGM) which will be held at ASML’s headquarters in Veldhoven, The Netherlands, on Wednesday April 25, 2018. The agenda and explanatory notes are available online.
Furthermore, the Supervisory Board announces that it nominates two candidates to be (re)appointed by the General Meeting of Shareholders on April 25, 2018.
The Supervisory Board nominates Ms. T. (Terri) Kelly for appointment as Supervisory Board member. Ms. Kelly is President and Chief Executive Officer at W.L. Gore & Associates Inc. until April 1, 2018. She has held this position since 1995, after having worked for Gore since 1983 in various (management) roles. Ms. Kelly currently serves as Trustee of The Nemours Foundation, Vice-Chair of the University of Delaware, Trustee of Unidel Foundation and Member of Economic and Community Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. The Supervisory Board nominates Ms. Kelly for appointment because of her extensive experience as CEO in an innovative, multinational business with a long-term orientation, as well experience in the area of organizational and leadership development. Ms. Kelly is the intended successor of Ms. P.F.M. (Pauline) van der Meer Mohr who will step down from the Supervisory Board after nine years of service. Ms. Kelly’s nomination has been proposed by the ASML Netherlands B.V. Works Council based on its enhanced recommendation right.
In addition, the Supervisory Board nominates Mr. J.M.C. (Hans) Stork for reappointment as member of the Supervisory Board. Mr. Stork was first appointed to ASML’s Supervisory Board in 2014 and is also a member of the Supervisory Board’s Technology Committee and Remuneration Committee.
Furthermore, the Supervisory Board will notify the General Meeting of the intended (re)appointment of Board of Management members. As announced on January 17, 2018, and February 20, 2018, respectively, the Supervisory Board intends to appoint Roger Dassen and Christophe Fouquet as members of the Board of Management. In addition, the Supervisory Board announces that it intends to reappoint Peter Wennink, Martin van den Brink and Frédéric Schneider-Maunoury as members of the Board of Management . The (re)appointments will become effective after the notification of the General Meeting on April 25, 2018; the appointment of Mr. Dassen will become effective as of June 1, 2018.
ASML is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of chip-making equipment. Our vision is a world in which semiconductor technology is everywhere and helps to tackle society’s toughest challenges. We contribute to this goal by creating products and services that let chipmakers define the patterns that integrated circuits are made of. We continuously raise the capabilities of our products, enabling our customers to increase the value and reduce the cost of chips. By helping to make chips cheaper and more powerful, we help to make semiconductor technology more attractive for a larger range of products and services, which in turn enables progress in fields such as healthcare, energy, mobility and entertainment. ASML is a multinational company with offices in more than 60 cities in 16 countries, headquartered in Veldhoven, the Netherlands. We employ more than 23,000 people on payroll and flexible contracts (expressed in full-time equivalents). ASML is traded on Euronext Amsterdam and NASDAQ under the symbol ASML. More information about ASML, our products and technology, and career opportunities is available on www.asml.com.
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