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Applied Materials Appoints Adrianna Ma to Board of Directors

SANTA CLARA, Calif., December 18, 2015 - Applied Materials, Inc. today announced the appointment of Adrianna Ma to serve on its Board of Directors, effective immediately. Ms. Ma has also been appointed to serve as a member of the Audit Committee of the Board.

"Along with a wealth of financial expertise and a strong technical background, Adrianna brings valuable experience in global growth investing, capital markets and M&A to our Board of Directors," said Wim Roelandts, chairman of the board of Applied Materials. "She has a unique perspective that will contribute to our team and we warmly welcome her to Applied Materials."

Adrianna Ma has been a Managing Partner at the Fremont Group, a private investment company, since May 2015. At the Fremont Group, she oversees BF Global, the flagship portfolio of funds, including investment strategy, asset allocation, manager selection and risk management. From 2005 to 2015, Ms. Ma served as a Managing Director at General Atlantic LLC, a global growth equity firm, where she invested in and served on the boards of directors of a number of technology-enabled growth companies around the world. Prior to joining General Atlantic, Ms. Ma was an investment banker in the Mergers, Acquisitions and Restructuring Department at Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated. She received both her BS degree in electrical science and engineering, and ME degree in electrical engineering and computer science from MIT, and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Applied Materials, Inc. (Nasdaq:AMAT) is the global leader in materials engineering solutions for the semiconductor, flat panel display and solar photovoltaic industries. 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.

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December 18, 2015