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Cabot Microelectronics Corporation Recognized for its Gender Diverse Board of Directors

Aurora, IL, Nov. 08, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cabot Microelectronics Corporation (Nasdaq: CCMP), the world’s leading supplier of chemical mechanical planarization (CMP) polishing slurries and second largest CMP pads supplier to the semiconductor industry, announced it has been recognized by 2020 Women on Boards with an Ambassador Award for having more than 20 percent of its board of directors comprised of women. The Award will be presented at 2020 Women on Boards’ 7th Annual National Conversation on Board Diversity, in Chicago.

Barbara A. Klein, who has served as a Director of Cabot Microelectronics since 2008, will accept the award on behalf of the company. This is the second year Cabot Microelectronics has received this prestigious designation. Ms. Klein also serves as a director of Ingredion, Inc., which is also a recipient of the Ambassador Award.

“We are honored to be a recipient of the 2020 Women on Boards Ambassador Award for the second consecutive year,” said David Li, President and CEO of Cabot Microelectronics. “This recognition demonstrates our ongoing commitment to diversity and inclusion at all levels of our organization.”

About Cabot Microelectronics Corporation
Cabot Microelectronics Corporation, headquartered in Aurora, Illinois, is the world's leading supplier of CMP polishing slurries and second largest CMP pads supplier to the semiconductor industry. The company’s products play a critical role in the production of advanced semiconductor devices, helping to enable the manufacture of smaller, faster and more complex devices by its customers. The company's mission is to create value by delivering high-performing and innovative solutions that solve its customers’ challenges. The company has approximately 1,150 employees on a global basis. For more information about Cabot Microelectronics Corporation, visit or contact Colleen Mumford, Director of Investor Relations at 630-499-2600.

About 2020 Women on Boards
Founded in Boston in 2010, 2020 Women on Boards is the national campaign to increase the percentage of women on U.S. company boards to 20 percent or greater by the year 2020. 2020 Women On Boards is known for its research on the gender composition of boards of directors, including its proprietary 2020 Gender Diversity Directory, which ranks nearly 2000 companies on a “W” (winning) to “Z” (zero) scale. The list of Z companies with no women on their boards currently or for the past 5 years is available by contacting 2020 Women On Boards leverages its research with its annual National Conversation on Board Diversity, which will take place in November in cities across the US. For more information visit

Colleen Mumford
Director, Investor Relations
Cabot Microelectronics Corporation
(630) 499-2600

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