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SMIC Appoints Dr. Atsushi Hori as General Manager of SMIC Japan

SHANGHAI, May 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SMIC (Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation, NYSE: SMI, SEHK: 981), China's largest and most advanced semiconductor foundry, continues its global presence by announcing Dr. Atsushi Hori as General Manager of SMIC Japan Corporation. 

Dr. Hori received his degree in semiconductor device physics from the University of Tokyo and has more than twenty years of experience in the semiconductor industry in both business and technology. Dr Hori will be responsible for promoting SMIC's process capabilities and manufacturing services to this strategically important region. The SMIC Japan office will be relocated to Shinagawa in the near future.

"Japan has a significant history and a prosperous future in the semiconductor industry.  We anticipate that with the appointment of Dr. Atsushi Hori, SMIC will be able to assist Japanese semiconductor manufacturers into a win-win business model," said Mike Rekuc, SVP of Worldwide Sales and Marketing of SMIC.

About SMIC

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation ("SMIC"; NYSE: SMI; SEHK: 981) is one of the leading semiconductor foundries in the world and the largest and most advanced foundry in mainland China, providing integrated circuit (IC) foundry and technology services at 0.35-micron to 40-nanometer. Headquartered in Shanghai, China, SMIC has a 300mm wafer fabrication facility (fab) and a 200mm mega-fab in Shanghai, a 300mm mega-fab in Beijing, a 200mm fab in Tianjin, and a 200mm fab project under development in Shenzhen. SMIC also has customer service and marketing offices in the U.S., Europe, Japan, and Taiwan, and a representative office in Hong Kong.

For more information, please visit www.smics.com.

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(Under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995)

This press release contains, in addition to historical information, "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  These forward-looking statements are based on SMIC's current assumptions, expectations and projections about future events.  SMIC uses words like "believe," "anticipate," "intend," "estimate," "expect," "project" and similar expressions to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain these words.  These forward-looking statements involve significant risks, both known and unknown, uncertainties and other factors that may cause SMIC's actual performance, financial condition or results of operations to be materially different from those suggested by the forward-looking statements, including among others risks associated with the current global economic slowdown, orders or judgments from pending litigation and financial stability in end markets.

Investors should consider the information contained in SMIC's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), including its Annual Report on Form 20-F filed with the SEC on April 27, 2012, especially in the "Risk Factors Related to Our Financial Condition and Business" and "Operating and Financial Review and Prospects" sections, and such other documents that SMIC may file with the SEC or the Hong Kong Stock Exchange from time to time, including current reports on Form 6-K.  Other unknown or unpredictable factors also could have material adverse effects on SMIC's future results, performance or achievements.  In light of these risks, uncertainties, assumptions and factors, the forward-looking events discussed in this press release may not occur.  You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date stated, or if no date is stated, as of the date of this press release.  Except as may be required by law, SMIC undertakes no obligation and does not intend to update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

SMIC Contact Information:

English Media
Anny Liao
Tel: +86-21-3861-0000 x16036
Email: Anny_Liao@smics.com

Chinese Media
Angela Miao
Tel: +86-21-3861-0000 x10088
Email: Angela_Miao@smics.com

SOURCE Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation



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