Entegris, Inc. Announces Acquisition Restricted Stock Awards

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CHASKA, Minn., Oct. 16, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Entegris, Inc. (Nasdaq:ENTG) today announced that acquisition restricted stock awards covering an aggregate of 17,200 shares had been granted on October 6, 2008 to seven executives of the newly acquired Poco Graphite subsidiary of Entegris, Inc. These acquisition restricted stock awards were made to executives of Poco Graphite as follows: 5,000 shares granted to Corey Rucci, the General Manager of Poco Graphite; 2,000 shares granted to Bruce Arrington, Manager of Bulk Engineering; 2,000 shares granted to Patrick Lloyd, Manager of Machining Operations; 1,600 shares granted to Linda Rios, Controller; 2,400 shares to Scott Sirignano, Manager SIP Sales; 2,400 shares granted to Rick Slimp, Manager EDM and Glass Sales; and 1,800 shares granted to Don Swift, Manager HR and Quality. In accordance with NASDAQ Rule 4350(i)(1)(A), these restricted stock awards were made under a stock option plan without stockholder approval. Rule 4350(i)(1)(A) requires public announcement of option grants made under this type of plan.

All of the above restricted stock awards were granted on terms that include the following: (i) the shares are subject to restriction on transfer and are subject to forfeiture in the event of termination of employment for any reason prior to the lapse of such restrictions; (ii) lapsing of restrictions with respect to 25% of the shares on each anniversary of the award date until fully vested.

ABOUT ENTEGRIS

Entegris provides a wide range of products for purifying, protecting and transporting critical materials used in processing and manufacturing in semiconductor and other high-tech industries. Entegris is ISO 9001 certified and has manufacturing, customer service or research facilities in the United States, China, France, Germany, India, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan. Additional information can be found at www.entegris.com.

Entegris, Inc.
Steve Cantor, VP of Corporate Relations
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