Applied Materials Announces Departure of Chief Financial Officer George Davis

Wed Jan 30, 2013 5:13pm EST

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SANTA CLARA, Calif., January 30, 2013 - Applied Materials, Inc. (Nasdaq:AMAT) announced today that
George S. Davis, executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO), will be departing the
company effective March 8, 2013.  The company expects to name a successor in the coming weeks
after a review of both internal and external candidates.  Davis will be taking up the position of
CFO for Qualcomm Incorporated.  

"Over the past 13 years, George has made tremendous contributions to Applied Materials as we have
grown and diversified our global business," said Mike Splinter, chairman and CEO.  "His leadership
has made a key contribution to the financial results we have delivered throughout his tenure and
to the positive relationship with our stockholders.  We wish him every success."

Davis joined Applied Materials in 1999 as corporate treasurer.  He was named CFO in 2006 after
serving as head of the Corporate Business Development group, where he was responsible for merger
and acquisition activities, strategic planning, and management of the Company's venture

Applied Materials, Inc. (Nasdaq:AMAT) is the global leader in providing innovative equipment,
services and software to enable the manufacture of advanced 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.
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