AMD Appoints Ahmed Yahia Al Idrissi to Board of Directors

Thu Nov 8, 2012 9:00am EST

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  SUNNYVALE, CA, Nov 08 (Marketwire) -- 
AMD (NYSE: AMD) announced today that Ahmed Yahia Al Idrissi has been
appointed to the company's board of directors as a second representative
of Mubadala Development Company. Yahia currently serves as executive
director of Mubadala Industry, where he is responsible for Mubadala's
growing industrial portfolio, including metals, mining, utilities, and
advanced materials and products. Prior to joining Mubadala, Yahia was a
partner at McKinsey & Company where he co-led the firm's Principal
Investor practice. He was also the managing partner of McKinsey's Abu
Dhabi practice.

    "Ahmed's years of success at McKinsey, his responsibilities as part of
the senior executive management team at Mubadala and his extensive
experience with a number of different boards make him an excellent
addition to AMD's board of directors," said Bruce Claflin, AMD's chairman
of the board.

    Yahia holds a number of board positions, including Emirates Aluminum,
Guinea Alumina Corporation, National District Cooling Company (Tabreed),
SMN Power Holding Company SAOG, SMN Barka Power Company, Al Rusail Power
Company, and Jiangsu Suyadi Tancai Company. He holds Masters of Science
degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in
Mechanical Engineering/Product Strategy and an engineer's degree from
Ecole Centrale Paris. While at MIT, he received the J.William Fulbright
Foreign Scholarship Board award for academic excellence. 

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