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Cabot Microelectronics Corporation Receives Best Supplier Award From SK Hynix

Aurora, IL, Nov. 28, 2017 (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 today that it is one of only five companies, and the only CMP slurry and polishing pad supplier, to have earned a Best Supplier Award from SK Hynix, a leading memory semiconductor company. Cabot Microelectronics was recognized for delivering best-in-class CMP solutions and demonstrating outstanding performance in technology innovation during 2017. This award is SK Hynix’s highest level of supplier recognition, acknowledging truly exceptional and world-class execution.

“SK Hynix is one of our most strategic customers and we are honored to have earned their prestigious Best Supplier Award,” said David Li, President and CEO of Cabot Microelectronics. “We believe this recognition is evidence of our long-term partnership, and the unique value we provide in delivering our broad portfolio of innovative, high-quality, and high-performing CMP slurries and polishing pads solutions for their DRAM and NAND flash applications. We look forward to building upon our strong relationship together, continuing to support SK Hynix’s business initiatives, and growing together in the future.”

A celebration to honor supplier award winners was held in Seoul, South Korea on November 13, 2017.

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 www.cabotcmp.com or contact Trisha Tuntland, Director of Investor Relations at 630-499-2600.

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Trisha Tuntland
Director of Investor Relations
Cabot Microelectronics Corporation
(630) 499-2600

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