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Cabot Microelectronics Corporation Receives Supplier of the Year Award from Western Digital Media

(January 07, 2014)

Aurora, IL, Jan. 7, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cabot Microelectronics Corporation
(Nasdaq:  CCMP), the world's leading supplier of chemical
mechanical planarization (CMP) polishing slurries and a growing CMP
pad supplier to the semiconductor industry, today announced that it
has received a Supplier of the Year Award from Western Digital
Media, a division of Western Digital Corporation, in recognition of
its performance in quality, product development and business
support in fiscal 2013.  Cabot Microelectronics was recognized
for its significant contributions in providing data storage
polishing slurries deemed essential to Western Digital Media's
success.

"We are honored to have earned the Supplier of
the Year Award from Western Digital Media," stated Lawrence Low,
Cabot Microelectronics' Global Business Director for Data
Storage.  "We believe this recognition demonstrates our
commitment to be a long term trusted partner, delivering
high-quality, high-performing and reliable data storage products
and solutions."


ABOUT CABOT MICROELECTRONICS CORPORATION

Cabot Microelectronics Corporation,
headquartered in Aurora, Illinois, is the world's leading supplier
of CMP polishing slurries and a growing CMP pad supplier to the
semiconductor industry.  The company's products play a
critical role in the production of advanced semiconductor devices,
enabling the manufacture of smaller, faster and more complex
devices by its customers.  The company's mission is to create
value by developing reliable and innovative solutions, through
close customer collaboration, that solve today's challenges and
help enable tomorrow's technology.  Since becoming an
independent public company in 2000, the company has grown to
approximately 1,050 employees on a global basis.  For more
information about Cabot Microelectronics Corporation, visit
www.cabotcmp.com or contact Trisha Tuntland, Manager of Investor
Relations at 630-499-2600.



SAFE HARBOR STATEMENT

This news release may include statements that constitute
"forward looking statements" within the meaning of federal
securities regulations. These forward-looking statements include
statements related to:  future sales and operating results;
company and industry growth, contraction or trends; growth or
contraction of the markets in which the company participates;
international events, regulatory or legislative activity, or
various economic factors; product performance; the generation,
protection and acquisition of intellectual property, and litigation
related to such intellectual property; new product introductions;
development of new products, technologies and markets; natural
disasters; the acquisition of or investment in other entities; uses
and investment of the company's cash balance; financing facilities
and related debt, payment of principal and interest, and compliance
with covenants and other terms; the company's capital structure;
and the construction and operation of facilities by Cabot
Microelectronics Corporation. These forward-looking statements
involve a number of risks, uncertainties, and other factors,
including those described from time to time in Cabot
Microelectronics' filings with the Securities and Exchange
Commission (SEC), that could cause actual results to differ
materially from those described by these forward-looking
statements. In particular, see "Risk Factors" in the company's
annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended September 30,
2013, filed with the SEC. Cabot Microelectronics assumes no
obligation to update this forward-looking information.

CONTACT: Trisha Tuntland
Manager, Investor Relations
(630) 499-2600



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