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Mark Adams Appointed As Chief Executive Officer Of Lumileds

San Jose, California – Lumileds, the global leader in light engine technology, today announced the appointment of Mark Adams as Lumileds’ Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Adams most recently served as President of Micron Technology, Inc. a Fortune 200 global manufacturer of advanced memory solutions, from 2012 to 2016.

“I am very excited to join the team at Lumileds and have the support of Philips and Apollo to execute the company’s vision” said Mark Adams. “We will build upon Lumileds’ robust innovation pipeline, technology leadership and strong customer base to drive Lumileds’ future growth.”

Between 2008 and 2012, Mr. Adams held the position of Vice President, Worldwide Sales at Micron.  He also served in executive roles at Lexar Media, Inc., Creative Labs, Inc. and NCR Corporation. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics in 1987 from Boston College and his MBA in 1995 from Harvard University. Mr. Adams currently sits on the board of directors at Cadence Design Systems, Inc. and Seagate Technology plc.

Lumileds is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Royal Philips (NYSE:PHG, AEX: PHIA). Philips announced on December 12, 2016 that it signed an agreement to sell a majority interest in Lumileds to certain funds managed by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, LLC (NYSE: APO). The transaction is expected to be completed in the first half of 2017, subject to customary closing conditions. As required under the signed agreement, Apollo has been appropriately briefed on the appointment of Mark Adams as CEO.

For further information, please contact:

Kevin Lucido
Senior Director of Global Marketing Communications
+1 650 576 3864


About Lumileds:

Lumileds is the global leader in light engine technology. The company develops, manufactures and distributes groundbreaking LEDs and automotive lighting products that shatter the status quo and help customers gain and maintain a competitive edge. With a rich history of industry “firsts,” Lumileds is uniquely positioned to deliver lighting advancements well into the future by maintaining an unwavering focus on quality, innovation and reliability.

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