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Pete Smith Joins Soleras’ Board of Directors

September 8, 2015 – Soleras Advanced Coatings announced today the appointment of Pete Smith to its board of directors. Mr. Smith currently serves as President of Polypore’s Transport and Industrial Segment. Prior to that, he was CEO of Voltaix, a world leader in the manufacture of electronic chemical products.

“Pete brings an extensive background and experience with high tech, specialty material markets like semiconductor, display and photovoltaics.” said Jeff Edel, Soleras’ CEO. “Having worked in multiple leadership roles in technology, business and M&A, he brings the background and experience to be a tremendous asset on our board.”

Mr. Smith holds a PhD in Material Science and Engineering from Rutgers University and a Master of Business Administration from Arizona State University. He also holds 10 patents.

Soleras Advanced Coatings is a leading global provider of advanced materials and solutions used in the deposition of thin film coatings. Soleras’ products are used in a wide variety of applications, including high performance architectural glass, flat panel and touchscreen display, electrochromic glass and solar PV panels.

Exclusive License Agreement between Applied Materials and Soleras Advanced Coatings

October 9, 2014 – In July of 2011, Applied Materials and Soleras Advanced Coatings announced an exclusive license agreement covering the sale and production of certain Applied Materials’ architectural low-e glass coater components, upgrades and spare parts.

We are pleased now to announce that Applied Materials and Soleras Advanced Coatings have signed a new agreement extending the relationship to cover additional spare parts, upgrades, service and maintenance work for Applied Materials’ architectural glass coaters.

Effective immediately, Soleras Advanced Coatings is Applied Materials’ authorized supplier for all low- e glass coater after-sales support and related parts and components. Please contact your local Soleras representative for any component, spare part, service, upgrade or integration needs.

Soleras and Applied Materials are committed to making this transition as seamless as possible and are working closely to ensure a smooth hand-off with no interruption of service.

Soleras Advanced Coatings is a leading global provider of advanced materials and solutions used in the deposition of thin film coatings. Soleras’ products are used in a wide variety of applications, including high performance architectural glass, flat panel and touchscreen display, electrochromic glass and solar PV panels.

Soleras Advanced Coatings Names Jeffrey Edel as CEO

October 11, 2013 – Soleras Advanced Coatings announced today that Jeffrey Edel has joined the company as Chief Executive Officer and will be appointed to the Board of Directors.

Mr. Edel brings to Soleras nearly 30 years of experience leading and growing businesses in the specialty materials markets. Since 2006, he has served as a senior executive at Ferro Corporation, having headed both the Advanced Materials and Electronic Materials divisions. Prior to his tenure at Ferro, he was the leader of strategy and business development in Honeywell’s Specialty Materials and Electronic Materials divisions.

“Jeff is uniquely qualified to lead the continued growth and development of Soleras as a technology leader for providing advanced thin coating solutions,” said Matthew Neville, Soleras’ Chairman. “In all positions in his career, Mr. Edel has managed R&D activities, operations, marketing and sales of technology-based performance materials and selling products into a variety of end markets. We look forward to leveraging that experience at Soleras.”

Maurice Murphy, current CEO, will be leaving the company to pursue other professional opportunities and has agreed to work with Mr. Edel and the Board of Directors through a transition period.

Commenting on his new position, Mr. Edel said, “I am extremely excited about joining Soleras and working closely with customers to create value-added solutions through our innovative thin film technologies. I look forward to leading the business — to continue building value for existing customers and to drive growth by serving new markets.”

Soleras Advanced Coatings is a leading global provider of advanced materials and solutions used in the deposition of thin film coatings. Soleras’ products are used in a wide variety of applications including high performance architectural glass, flat panel and touchscreen displays, electrochromic glass and solar PV panels.

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