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Cabot Microelectronics Appoints Victoria J. Brush as Vice President, Human Resources


AURORA, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 2, 2004--Cabot Microelectronics Corp. (Nasdaq:CCMP), the leading supplier of chemical mechanical planarization (CMP) slurries to the semiconductor industry, announced today the appointment of Victoria J. Brush to the position of Vice President, Human Resources. Ms. Brush reports directly to William P. Noglows, Cabot Microelectronics' Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.

Ms. Brush joins Cabot Microelectronics after many years in senior human resources roles at prominent global technology and semiconductor industry companies. Most recently, Ms. Brush served as the Vice President of Human Resources for DuPont Photomasks, Inc. Prior to that, she served in human resources leadership positions at AT&T Corp., Lucent Technologies Inc., and W.R. Grace & Company.

"Vickie Brush brings to Cabot Microelectronics significant global experience in the semiconductor industry and extensive expertise and skill in overall human resources leadership," stated Mr. Noglows. "Her background is ideally suited to our company, and we are thrilled that she has joined our team to help us continue to energize and develop our performance-driven culture and our employees, who are the cornerstone of our success and our most important asset."

"I am delighted to join Cabot Microelectronics, which is a proven leader in an exciting area of the semiconductor industry that is distinguished by its highly motivated and skilled workforce," stated Ms. Brush. "I look forward to contributing my experience in human resources leadership in our industry to furthering the success of Cabot Microelectronics."

Ms. Brush holds an M.S. and B.S. in Human Resource Management from Upsala College.

About Cabot Microelectronics

Cabot Microelectronics Corporation, headquartered in Aurora, Illinois, is the leading supplier of CMP slurries for polishing various materials used in semiconductor manufacturing processes. The company's products play a critical role in the production of the most advanced semiconductor devices, enabling the manufacture of smaller, faster and more complex devices by its customers. For more information about Cabot Microelectronics Corporation, visit or contact Mr. David H. Li, Director of Investor Relations at (630) 499-2600.

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    CONTACT: Cabot Microelectronics Corporation
             David H. Li, 630-499-2600

    SOURCE: Cabot Microelectronics Corporation

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