Carl Zeiss Presents Positive Half-yearly Figures

Broad portfolio largely compensates for cyclical fluctuations in Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology group

Stuttgart, Germany - 24 May 2012

In the first half of fiscal year 2011/12 Carl Zeiss generated revenue of EUR 2.105bn (prior year: EUR 2.143bn). Earnings (EBIT) totaled EUR 232m (prior year: EUR 355m). "We got off to a good start. Revenue and earnings have exceeded our targeted figures," said CEO Dr. Michael Kaschke. "Through our broad diversification, we were able to largely compensate for the cyclical downturn in the Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology group." The Industrial Metrology and Medical Technology business groups in particular posted a substantial increase in revenue.

In the first six months of the current fiscal year alone, Carl Zeiss created over 600 new jobs around the globe and invested EUR 108m in plant, property and equipment. Investments in research and development increased by 10 percent.

For the year as a whole, Carl Zeiss is aiming for revenue totaling around four billion euros.

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Contact for the press:

Jörg Nitschke, Carl Zeiss, Group Spokesman

Phone +49 (0)7364 20-3242, Email: j.nitschke@zeiss.de

Carl Zeiss

The Carl Zeiss Group is an international leader in the fields of optics and opto-electronics. In fiscal year 2010/11 the company's approx. 24,000 employees generated revenue of about 4.237 billion euros. With its innovative technologies and leading-edge solutions, Carl Zeiss is successful in the fields of Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology, Industrial Metrology, Microscopy, Medical Technology, Vision Care and Consumer Optics/Optronics. Carl Zeiss is represented with around 30 production and over 50 sales and service sites in more than 30 countries worldwide. Carl Zeiss AG is fully owned by the Carl Zeiss Stiftung (Carl Zeiss Foundation). Founded in 1846 in Jena, the company is headquartered in Oberkochen, Germany.