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Carl Zeiss Continues on Track to Further Growth and Investment

STUTTGART, Germany, December 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Strong Portfolio Offsets Cyclical Fluctuations in the Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology Business Group

The Carl Zeiss Group ended fiscal year 2011/12 with a two percent increase in revenue to a total of EUR 4.163 billion (prior year*: EUR 4.084 billion). EBIT totaled EUR 420 million (prior year*: EUR 608 million). "2011/12 was a very successful fiscal year for Carl Zeiss. "We have surpassed the figure we forecast last year: revenue is slightly above the equivalent total in the prior year," said Dr. Michael Kaschke, President and CEO of Carl Zeiss. "What is particularly notable is that our strong portfolio has enabled us to successfully offset the cyclical downturn in the revenue of the Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology business group. This would not have been possible just a few years ago."  

In 2011/12 Carl Zeiss hired 900 new recruits worldwide and increased its investments in research and development by 14 percent. Investments in property, plant and equipment totaled EUR 289 million, allowing the company to modernize and expand its global infrastructure.

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The Carl Zeiss Group is an international leader in the fields of optics and optoelectronics. In fiscal year 2011/12 the company's approx. 24,000 employees generated revenue of about 4.163 billion euros. In the markets for Industrial Solutions, Research Solutions, Medical Technology and Consumer Optics, Carl Zeiss has contributed to technological progress all over the world for more than 160 years.

The Carl Zeiss Group develops and produces planetariums, eyeglass lenses, camera and cine lenses and binoculars as well as solutions for biomedical research, medical technology and the semiconductor, automotive and mechanical engineering industries. Carl Zeiss is present in over 40 countries around the globe with about 40 production sites, over 50 sales and service locations and approximately 20 research and development centers. 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.

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