AIXTRON SE: withdrawal of clearance certificate and reopening of review proceedings by the Ministry of economics pertaining to the takeover by Grand Chip Investment GmbH

AIXTRON SE (FSE: AIXA; NASDAQ: AIXG), one of the world’s leading providers of deposition equipment to the semiconductor industry, announced that the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy has withdrawn vis-à-vis Fujian Grand Chip Investment Fund LP, as indirect shareholder of Grand Chip Investment GmbH, its Clearance Certificate (Unbedenklichkeitsbescheinigung) issued on September 8, 2016 and announced a reopening of review proceedings in connection with the takeover offer by Grand Chip Investment GmbH.AIXTRON SE was informed about such decision in the late evening of October 21, 2016.