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06.04.2020 – 07:26

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EANS-Adhoc: ams AG
Repurchase of own shares on the ordinary trading line

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Buybacks
05.04.2020

Premstaetten - Repurchase of own shares on the ordinary trading line
ams AG, Premstaetten, Austria


                                The Management Board of ams AG, Tobelbader
                                Strasse 30, 8141 Premstätten, Austria ("ams AG")
                                has, based on the resolution of the Annual
                                General Meeting of ams AG on 5 June 2019,
                                decided to launch a new buyback programme and to
                                buy back up to 5% (corresponding to 4.4278% of
                                the free float) of the share capital of ams AG.
                                As a consequence of the capital increase of ams
                                AG, which was decided by the Extraordinary
Basis and Scope of the          General Meeting of ams AG on 24 January 2020 and
Repurchase                      registered on 2 April 2020, the share capital of
                                ams AG is divided into 274,289,280 no-par value
                                bearer shares. Based on this, the decided
                                buyback of own bearer shares comprises a maximum
                                of 13,714,464 bearer shares.
                                The present buyback programme has been exempted
                                by way of notification procedure from the
                                provisions on public tender offers based on the
                                TOB Circular No. 1: Buyback programmes of 27
                                June 2013 (status as at 1 January 2016) ("TOB
                                Circular No. 1").
                                The acquired own bearer shares are to be used
Purpose                         for employee participation plans, in particular
                                to service stock options (employee option
                                plans).
                                The buyback of own bearer shares will start on 8
                                April 2020 and will last until 4 December 2021
                                at the latest.
                                ams AG reserves the right to terminate the
Duration                        buyback programme at any time and has at no time
                                any obligation to buy back own bearer shares.
                                ams AG will act as buyer depending on market
                                conditions. The conditions contained in the TOB
                                circular no. 1 will be complied with.
                                Purchases under the buyback programme are
No special trading line         realised at market price via the ordinary
                                trading line. No special trading line is opened
                                for the buyback programme.
                                The maximum daily repurchase volume according to
                                Art. 123 para. 1 lit. c Financial Market
Maximum Daily Repurchase Volume Infrastructure Ordinance ("FMIO") is available
                                under the following link: https://ams.com/share-
                                buy-back [https://ams.com/share-buy-back]
Mandated Bank                   Bank Vontobel AG, Zurich, was mandated by ams AG
                                to execute the repurchase of the bearer shares.
                                A delegation agreement exists between ams AG and
                                Bank Vontobel AG in accordance with Art. 124
                                para. 2 lit. a and para. 3 FMIO, under which
                                Bank Vontobel AG independently carries out
Delegation Agreement            buybacks in compliance with pre-defined
                                parameters. ams AG has the right to terminate
                                this delegation agreement at any time without
                                giving reasons or to amend it in accordance with
                                Art. 124 para. 3 FMIO.
                                ams AG will provide on its website on-going
Publication of the repurchase   information on the repurchases carried out under
transaction                     the buyback programme: https://ams.com/share-
                                buy-back [https://ams.com/share-buy-back]
                                As of the date of this announcement, ams AG
                                holds 30'870 own bearer shares.
                                Following the public buyback programme with
                                respect to the 0.875% USD 350,000,000
                                convertible bond (ISIN: DE000A19PVM4) ("USD
                                Convertible Bond") and with respect to the zero
                                coupon EUR 600,000,000 convertible bond (ISIN:
Own Shares                      DE000A19W2L5) ("EUR Convertible Bond"), carried
                                out from 27 March 2019 to 30 December 2019, ams
                                AG holds, as of the date of this announcement,
                                with respect to the USD Convertible Bond 1,602
                                rights to sell (physical delivery) relating to
                                4,836,056 (or 1.77%) ams AG bearer shares and,
                                with respect to the "EUR Convertible Bond, 2,622
                                sales rights (physical delivery) in respect of
                                6,254,831 (or 2.28%) ams AG bearer shares.
                                According to the disclosure notifications of the
                                respective shareholders and shareholder groups
                                and to the knowledge of ams AG (pointing out
                                that the disclosure notifications were made
                                prior to the registration of the capital
Major Shareholders              increase on 2 April 2020), the following
                                shareholders or shareholder groups hold 3% or
                                more of the votes and capital of ams AG (within
                                the meaning of Art. 120 of the Swiss Federal Act
                                on Financial Market Infrastructures and Market
                                Conduct in Securities and Derivatives Trading
                                ("FMIA")):
                                 ______________________________________________
                                |              |         |       |Derivative  ||
                                |Shareholder / |Number of|In % of|acquisition-||
                                |Shareholder   |Bearer   |Votes  |(AP) or     ||
                                |Group         |Shares   |and    |sale-       ||
                                |              |         |Capital|positions   ||
                                |______________|_________|_______|(SP)________||
                                |BlackRock,    |         |       |3.45% (AP)  ||
                                |Inc., NY, New |3,921,625|4.65%  |0.02% (SP)  ||
                                |York,_USA_____|_________|_______|____________||
                                |UBS Fund      |         |       |            ||
                                |Management    |2,534,414|3.002% |--          ||
                                |(Switzerland) |         |       |            ||
                                |AG____________|_________|_______|____________||
                                |Direct        |         |       |            ||
                                |Shareholders: |         |       |            ||
                                |Esta          |         |       |            ||
                                |Investments   |         |       |            ||
                                |Pte. Ltd.     |         |       |            ||
                                |Orchid        |         |       |            ||
                                |Investments   |4,562,465|5.404% |--          ||
                                |Pte. Ltd.     |         |       |            ||
                                |Beneficial    |         |       |            ||
                                |owner:        |         |       |            ||
                                |Temasek       |         |       |            ||
                                |Holdings      |         |       |            ||
                                |(Private)     |         |       |            ||
                                |Limited_______|_________|_______|____________||
                                |Direct        |         |       |            ||
                                |Shareholders: |         |       |            ||
                                |Morgan Stanley|         |       |            ||
                                |Capital       |         |       |            ||
                                |Services LLC  |         |       |            ||
                                |Morgan Stanley|         |       |            ||
                                |& Co. LLC     |         |       |            ||
                                |Morgan Stanley|4,569,575|5.41%  |6.04% (AP)  ||
                                |& Co.         |         |       |0.79% (SP)  ||
                                |International |         |       |            ||
                                |plc.          |         |       |            ||
                                |Morgan Stanley|         |       |            ||
                                |Europe SE     |         |       |            ||
                                |Beneficial    |         |       |            ||
                                |Owner:        |         |       |            ||
                                |Morgan_Stanley|_________|_______|____________||
                                |Letko,        |         |       |            ||
                                |Brosseau &    |         |       |            ||
                                |Associates    |2,572,815|3.05%  |--          ||
                                |Inc.,         |         |       |            ||
                                |Montreal,     |         |       |            ||
                                |Quebec,_Canada|_________|_______|____________||
                                |Norges Bank   |         |        |            |
                                |(the Central  |         |        |            |
                                |Bank of       |3,539,523|4.19%   |--          |
                                |Norway), Oslo,|         |        |            |
                                |Norway________|_________|________|____________|
                                |Direct        |         |        |            |
                                |Shareholders: |         |        |            |
                                |Millennium    |         |        |            |
                                |Partners LP,  |         |        |            |
                                |George Town,  |         |        |            |
                                |Cayman Islands|         |        |            |
                                |Integrated    |         |        |            |
                                |Core          |         |        |            |
                                |Strategies    |0        |--      |7.37% (AP)  |
                                |Asia Pte. Ltd,|         |        |3.19% (SP)  |
                                |Singapore,    |         |        |            |
                                |Republic of   |         |        |            |
                                |Singapore     |         |        |            |
                                |Beneficial    |         |        |            |
                                |owner:        |         |        |            |
                                |Israel        |         |        |            |
                                |Englander, New|         |        |            |
                                |York,_USA_____|_________|________|____________|
                                |Direct        |         |        |            |
                                |Shareholders: |         |        |            |
                                |Credit Suisse |         |        |            |
                                |AG, Zürich,   |         |        |            |
                                |Schweiz       |         |        |            |
                                |Credit Suisse |         |        |            |
                                |(Schweiz) AG, |         |        |            |
                                |Zürich,       |         |        |            |
                                |Schweiz       |         |        |            |
                                |Credit Suisse |         |        |            |
                                |AG, Dublin    |         |        |            |
                                |Branch,       |         |        |            |
                                |Dublin,       |         |        |            |
                                |Ireland       |         |        |            |
                                |Credit Suisse |         |        |            |
                                |Securities    |         |        |            |
                                |(USA) LLC, New|         |        |            |
                                |York, USA     |         |        |            |
                                |Credit Suisse |         |        |            |
                                |Asset         |         |        |            |
                                |Management    |         |        |9.95% (AP)  |
                                |LLC., New     |5,294,363|6.27%   |2.51% (SP)  |
                                |York, USA     |         |        |            |
                                |Credit Suisse |         |        |            |
                                |Securities    |         |        |            |
                                |(Europe)      |         |        |            |
                                |Limited,      |         |        |            |
                                |London,       |         |        |            |
                                |England       |         |        |            |
                                |Credit Suisse |         |        |            |
                                |International,|         |        |            |
                                |London,       |         |        |            |
                                |England       |         |        |            |
                                |Credit Suisse |         |        |            |
                                |Life & Pension|         |        |            |
                                |AG, Italy     |         |        |            |
                                |Branch, Milan,|         |        |            |
                                |Italy         |         |        |            |
                                |Beneficial    |         |        |            |
                                |owner:        |         |        |            |
                                |Credit Suisse |         |        |            |
                                |AG, Zürich,   |         |        |            |
                                |Schweiz_______|_________|________|____________|
                                |Direct        |         |        |            |
                                |Shareholders: |         |        |            |
                                |UBS AG, Basel,|         |        |            |
                                |Switzerland   |         |        |            |
                                |UBS           |         |        |            |
                                |Switzerland   |         |        |            |
                                |AG, Zürich,   |         |        |            |
                                |Switzerland   |         |        |            |
                                |UBS Asset     |         |        |            |
                                |Management    |         |        |            |
                                |(UK) Ltd,     |         |        |            |
                                |London, United|         |        |            |
                                |Kingdom       |         |        |            |
                                |UBS Asset     |         |        |            |
                                |Management    |         |        |            |
                                |Switzerland   |         |        |            |
                                |AG, Zürich,   |         |        |            |
                                |Switzerland   |         |        |            |
                                |UBS Fund      |         |        |            |
                                |Management    |         |        |            |
                                |(Luxembourg)  |         |        |            |
                                |S.A.,         |         |        |5.33% (AP)  |
                                |Luxembourg    |4,535,894|5.37%   |1.36% (SP)  |
                                |UBS Asset     |         |        |            |
                                |Management    |         |        |            |
                                |(Japan) Ltd,  |         |        |            |
                                |Tokyo, Japan  |         |        |            |
                                |UBS Third     |         |        |            |
                                |Party         |         |        |            |
                                |Management    |         |        |            |
                                |Company S.A., |         |        |            |
                                |Luxembourg    |         |        |            |
                                |UBS Asset     |         |        |            |
                                |Management    |         |        |            |
                                |Trust Company,|         |        |            |
                                |Springfield,  |         |        |            |
                                |IL, USA       |         |        |            |
                                |UBS Europe SE,|         |        |            |
                                |Frankfurt am  |         |        |            |
                                |Main, Germany |         |        |            |
                                |Beneficial    |         |        |            |
                                |owner:        |         |        |            |
                                |UBS Group AG, |         |        |            |
                                |Zürich,       |         |        |            |
                                |Switzerland___|_________|________|____________|

                                ams AG has no knowledge whether these
                                shareholders and shareholder groups intend to
                                tender their bearer shares within the buyback
                                program.
                                In accordance with the applicable provisions,
                                ams AG confirms that at the time of the
Non-public information          publication of this announcement it has no non-
                                public information which could significantly
                                affect the decision making of the shareholders.
Applicable Law and Jurisdiction Swiss Law / City of Zurich, Zurich 1,
                                Switzerland



Note: This announcement does not constitute an issue prospectus within the
meaning of articles 652a and 1156 of the Swiss Code of Obligations (as in effect
immediately prior to the entry into effect of the Swiss Financial Services Act
of June 15, 2018 (Finanzdienstleistungsgesetz, "FinSA") or Art. 35 ss FinSA.

This offer is not made in the United States of America and to US persons and may
be accepted only by non-US persons and outside of the United States. Offering
materials with respect to this offer must not be distributed in or sent to the
United States and must not be used for the purpose of solicitation of an offer
to purchase or sell any securities in the United States.

                                 Valor number ISIN         Ticker symbol
Bearer Shares without par value  24'924'656 / AT0000A18XM4 AMS
(Nennwertlose Inhaberaktien)


Place, Date Premstaetten, 06 April 2020




Further inquiry note:
Moritz M. Gmeiner
Vice President Investor Relations
Tel: +43 3136 500-31211
Fax: +43 3136 500-931211
Email: investor@ams.com

end of announcement                         euro adhoc
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issuer:       ams AG
              Tobelbader Strasse   30
              A-8141 Premstaetten
phone:        +43 3136 500-0
FAX:          +43 3136 500-931211
mail:      investor@ams.com
WWW:       www.ams.com
ISIN:         AT0000A18XM4
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stockmarkets: SIX Swiss Exchange
language:     English 

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