SMIC Sets up Regional Headquarters in Shanghai

SHANGHAI, Dec. 8, 2015 — (PRNewswire) — Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation ("SMIC") (NYSE: SMI; SEHK: 981), China's largest and most advanced semiconductor foundry, announces that its subsidiary company SMIC Holdings Corporation (SMIC Holdings), obtained approval from the Shanghai municipal government to set up its regional headquarters in Shanghai. The headquarters will assume the role of overseeing the management functions in the Mainland China region. On 7th December, SMIC Holdings and Zhangjiang Semiconductor Industry Park reached an agreement, and will purchase an area located in Building 1, Zhangdong Business Center at the Zhangdong road in Pudong New Area.  

SMIC Holdings was established as part of SMIC's integrated strategy to lay the foundation for its long term development. SMIC Holdings will use the regional headquarters to improve the sharing of company resources and workflow. This will increase efficiency in the company's decision making, management capabilities and reduce operational costs.

"The establishment of our regional headquarters is part of SMIC's development strategy." Dr. Gao Yonggang, the Executive Vice President of Strategic Planning and an Executive Director of SMIC said: "SMIC was founded in Shanghai, so when choosing this city as our regional headquarters, the historical attachment, unique location, developed infrastructure etc. were all taken into account. SMIC Holdings will be in charge of running the headquarters, efficiently integrate the company's external and internal resources, exert an industrial agglomeration effect to better SMIC and promote China's IC industry development.

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. SMIC provides integrated circuit (IC) foundry and technology services at 0.35-micron to 28-nanometer. Headquartered in Shanghai, China, SMIC has a 300mm wafer fabrication facility (fab) and a 200mm mega-fab in Shanghai; a 300mm mega-fab and a second majority owned 300mm fab under development for advance nodes in Beijing; and 200mm fabs in Tianjin and Shenzhen. SMIC also has marketing and customer service offices in the U.S., Europe, Japan, and Taiwan, and a representative office in Hong Kong. For more information, please visit

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