SHANGHAI, March 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation ("SMIC", NYSE: SMI; SEHK: 981), China’s largest and most advanced semiconductor foundry, has been selected as a constituent of the Hang Seng Mainland 100 (HSML 100) Index.  SMIC’s inclusion in the index will be effective as of today.

Established in 2000, the HSML 100 Index comprises one hundred of the largest companies (by revenue) for which more than 50% of sales revenue derives from mainland China.  The index offers a comprehensive benchmark to gauge the mainland China sector of the Hong Kong stock market and is reviewed on a quarterly basis.

"HSML 100 Index is one of the important indices in the international capital market. We are honored to be included in the HSML 100 composite and would like to thank our investors, stakeholders and others for their long-term support," said Dr. Tzu-Yin Chiu, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of SMIC. "Being selected as a constituent demonstrates the capital market’s confidence in SMIC’s operational performance and capability to maintain sustainable profitability. We will continue to work hard to continue improving our business performance and work to repay our investors trust and support."

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 www.smics.com.

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In addition to the information contained in this document, you should also consider the information contained in our other filings with the SEC, including our annual report on Form 20-F filed with the SEC on April 14, 2014, especially in the "Risk Factors" section and such other documents that we may file with the SEC or SEHK from time to time, including on Form 6-K. Other unknown or unpredictable factors also could have material adverse effects on our future results, performance or achievements. In light of these risks, uncertainties, assumptions and factors, the forward-looking events discussed in this document may not occur. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date stated or, if no date is stated, as of the date of this document.

SMIC Contact Information:

English Media
Michael Cheung
Tel: +86-21-3861-0000 x16812
Email: Michael_Cheung@smics.com

Chinese Media
Jane Tang
Tel: +86-21-3861-0000 x10088
Email: Jane_Tang@smics.com