Annual General Meeting approves majority of items on the agenda; ams announces reduction of Supervisory Board to improve efficiency and streamline decision-making

Unterpremstaetten, Austria (23 May 2013) - ams (SIX: AMS), a leading provider of high performance analog ICs and sensors, announces that in today’s Annual General Meeting the majority of items on the agenda were approved with a large majority. Of these, several items were approved unanimously. The items 8 and 9 were not approved.

ams also announces a reduction of the company’s Supervisory Board. Chairman Guido Klestil and member Dr. Kurt Berger have tendered their resignation and will leave the Supervisory Board of ams. As a consequence, employee representative Dr. Guenther Koppitsch will leave the Supervisory Board at the same time.

Guido Klestil retires from the position of Chairman of the Supervisory Board after 25 years implementing a plan announced in the company’s Annual General Meeting 2010. In its meeting today, the Supervisory Board has elected Hans Joerg Kaltenbrunner who has been heading the Supervisory Board’s Audit Committee and has been a member of the Supervisory Board since 2009 as its new Chairman.

ams would like to express its profound thanks to Guido Klestil for his many years of service as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of ams. Guido Klestil has accompanied the development of ams through a large portion of the company’s history showing prudence and full dedication to ams. Over the years, he supported and guided many significant decisions and strategic choices for the benefit of the company. ams would also like to thank Dr. Kurt Berger for several years of service as a Supervisory Board member and his commitment to ams.