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12 Apr 2016

Besi Rings NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell

Duiven, the Netherlands, April 12, 2016 - BE Semiconductor Industries N.V. (the “Company" or "Besi") (Euronext Amsterdam: BESI; OTC markets: BESIY, Nasdaq International Designation), a leading manufacturer of assembly equipment for the semiconductor industry, today opened trading on The Nasdaq Stock Market by traditionally ringing the bell.

Richard Blickman, Chief Executive Officer of Besi commented: "We are pleased to be here today at NASDAQ to commemorate our initial listing just over 20 years ago. Since our inception as a public company in 1995, it has been an exciting journey as Besi has grown from being a local Dutch system and tooling manufacturer to become one of the leading semiconductor assembly equipment manufacturers in the world. Our ability to access the capital markets over the years has aided these efforts and contributed to our financial success. In addition, over the past five years, our stock price has increased by approximately 250% and the Company has returned approximately € 118 million to shareholders via dividends and share repurchases. We thank NASDAQ for the invitation to open the market today and for being an integral part of the Besi story."

To read the full version of our press release, please download the PDF file.


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