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Applied Materials Announces Cash Dividend

June 9, 2014

SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 9, 2014 - Applied Materials, Inc. today announced that its Board of Directors has approved a quarterly cash dividend of $0.10 per share payable on the company's common stock.  The dividend is payable on September 11, 2014 to stockholders of record as of August 21, 2014. Applied Materials expects its proposed business combination with Tokyo Electron Limited to close in the second half of 2014.  If the business combination closes before August 21, 2014, the record date will be a date before the closing date. In such event, the dividend will be pro-rated, with stockholders receiving $0.001099 per share for each day beginning May 23, 2014, the day after the record date for the previous quarterly dividend, and ending on the record date. The pro-rated dividend, which ensures that stockholders continue to receive dividends at the current rate, will be payable within 60 days of the record date. Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains forward-looking statements, including those regarding the proposed business combination between Applied and Tokyo Electron Limited. These statements are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statements, including but not limited to the ability of the parties to consummate the business combination in a timely manner or at all and other risks described in Applied's SEC filings. All forward- looking statements are based on management's estimates, projections and assumptions as of the date hereof. The company undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements. About Applied MaterialsApplied Materials, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMAT) is the global leader in precision materials engineering solutions for the semiconductor, flat panel display and solar photovoltaic products. Our technologies help make innovations like smartphones, flat screen TVs and solar panels more affordable and accessible to consumers and businesses around the world. Learn more at www.appliedmaterials.com. # # # Contact: Kevin Winston (editorial/media) 408.235.4498 Michael Sullivan (financial community) 408.986.7977 This announcement is distributed by GlobeNewswire on behalf of GlobeNewswire clients. The owner of this announcement warrants that: (i) the releases contained herein are protected by copyright and other applicable laws; and (ii) they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein. Source: Applied Materials via GlobeNewswire [HUG#1791583]


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