Carl Zeiss Reports Global Growth

Technology Group Presents Positive Half-Yearly Figures

May 12, 2011, 05:06 ET from Carl Zeiss AG

    STUTTGART, Germany, May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
    - Revenues 19 Percent Above Previous Year
    - EbIT Totals EUR 355 Million
    - Integration of Carl Zeiss Vision Making Progress
    - Good Forecast for Second Half of Fiscal Year

Carl Zeiss has presented its half-yearly financial statements. In the first half of fiscal year 2010/11 the company generated revenues totaling EUR 2.143 billion (previous year: EUR 1.379 billion), an increase of 19 percent*. With a figure of EUR 355 million, the technology group substantially improved the EbIT reported the previous year (EUR 176 million). "We have gotten off to a good start in the current fiscal year," said Dr. Michael Kaschke, President and CEO of Carl Zeiss AG. "The half-yearly figures show that we are meeting the requirements of our customers with our products and solutions. We are continuing the successful development reported in recent years."

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* In fiscal year 2010/2011 Vision Care will be fully consolidated for the first time. The previous year's revenue and earnings figures were therefore calculated on a like-for-like basis. Hence, the changes specified are based on comparable pro forma figures for Carl Zeiss AG including Carl Zeiss Vision.

Carl Zeiss

The Carl Zeiss Group is a leading group of companies operating worldwide in the optical and opto-electronic industries. Carl Zeiss offers innovative solutions for the future-oriented markets of Medical and Research Solutions, Industrial Solutions, Eye Care and Lifestyle Products. The Carl Zeiss Group has approximately 24,000 employees, including more than 10,000 in Germany. Carl Zeiss AG is fully owned by the Carl Zeiss Foundation. The company is headquartered in Oberkochen, Germany.

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Jörg Nitschke, Carl Zeiss, Corporate Communications, Spokesman, Phone: +49-7364-20-3242, Email:

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