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ams welcomes US Special Olympics athletes

The global sensor leader is preparing for the U.S. delegation as part of the Host-Town Sponsorship

ams AG (SIX: AMS), a leading provider of high performance sensor solutions, announced the three day program for its US guests in the course of the Host-Town sponsorship at the Special Olympics World Winter Games 2017. These games, taking place in Austria for the second time, will feature more than 3,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities from around the world. The Special Olympics World Winter Games will be held March 16-25 in the Olympic venues Graz, Schladming and Ramsau.

ams was the first company in Austria to sponsor an athletic team. More than 60 employees of ams, the so-called "ams heartbeat volunteers," are helping with the preparation and execution of the program, which starts March 14 with the welcome of the guests by the ams Organizing Committee at the Vienna Airport.

On Wednesday March 15, the U.S. athletes will visit the castle Riegersburg and the Zotter chocolate factory, and finish the day with dinner at the headquarters of ams AG. The evening’s hosts include ams management members, as well as special guests including representatives of Special Olympics Austria, Special Olympics International, and the U.S. Embassy in Vienna. On March 16, the athletes will return to their respective venues in Graz, Ramsau and Schladming to prepare for their competitions.

"Together with the Municipality Premstätten, our organizing committee has set up a wonderful program. We are very much looking forward to welcoming the US athletes", says Alexander Everke, ams Chief Operating Officer (CEO). "The spirit of the Special Olympics is becoming more tangible in our company every day. It is very nice that we can demonstrate cross-border international cooperation through this meaningful and inspiring event."

About ams

ams is a global leader in the design and manufacture of advanced sensor solutions. Our mission is to shape the world with sensor solutions by providing a seamless interface between humans and technology. ams’ highperformance sensor solutions drive applications requiring small form factor, low power, highest sensitivity and multi-sensor integration. Products include sensor solutions, sensor ICs, interfaces and related software for consumer, communications, industrial, medical, and automotive markets. With headquarters in Austria, ams employs over 3,300 people globally and serves more than 8,000 customers worldwide. ams is listed on the SIX Swiss stock exchange (ticker symbol: AMS). More information about ams can be found at www.ams.com


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