Pfeiffer Vacuum Technology AG

EANS-Adhoc: Pfeiffer Vacuum Technology AG
Pfeiffer Vacuum Technology AG decides on 10% Capital Increase from Authorized Capital

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17.11.2010

NOT FOR RELEASE, PUBLICATION OR DISTRIBUTION IN OR INTO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, CANADA, JAPAN, AUSTRALIA OR TO U.S. PERSONS

Asslar, November 17,  2010.  Today,  the  Executive  Board  of   Pfeiffer  Vacuum Technology AG, Asslar, (ISIN: DE0006916604) has decided on, and the  Supervisory Board has approved, a capital increase  of  nearly  10%  out  of  the  company's authorized capital against cash contributions. The company's share capital  will be increased by the issue of up to 897,059 new no-par value bearer   shares  from 22,964,736.00 euro by up to 2,296,471.04 euro to up to 25,261,207.04  euro.  The new shares are entitled to dividends as from January 1,  2010.  The  new  shares are  to  be  offered  to   institutional  investors  by  way  of  an  accelerated bookbuilding process. Shareholders' subscription rights are therefore  excluded.

The placement price and the exact number of shares to be issued shall be  fixed shortly after the accelerated bookbuilding process presumably  on  November  18, 2010. The new  shares  are  expected   to  be  admitted  for  trading  without  a prospectus on November 19, 2010 in  the  regulated  market  (regulierter  Markt) (Prime Standard) on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange  and  to  be  included  in the existing listing presumably on November 22, 2010.

The proceeds of the issue shall be used  to  partially  refinance   the  intended acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent´s Vacuum Technology Unit ("Adixen")  as  announced on November 3, 2010.

Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft accompanies the transaction as Sole Lead  Manager and Sole Bookrunner.

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About Pfeiffer Vacuum Pfeiffer Vacuum (Stock Exchange Symbol PFV, ISIN DE0006916604)  is  one  of  the world’s leading providers of vacuum solutions. Among a  full  range  of  hybrid- and magnetically levitated  turbopumps,  the  portfolio  comprises  of  backing pumps, measurement  and  analysis  devices,  components,  vacuum  chambers   and systems. Ever since  the  invention  of  the  turbomolecular   pump  by  Pfeiffer Vacuum, the company has  stood  for  innovative   solutions  and  high-technology products that are used in the analytical segment, in research  and  development, environmental   technology,  chemistry,  semiconductor  production  and    coating technology, as well as in the automotive industry  and  any  number   of  further sectors. Founded in 1890, Pfeiffer Vacuum is today active throughout  the  world together with a workforce of some 900 people as  well  as  14  subsidiaries  and over 20 agencies. Further information is available at www.pfeiffer-vacuum.com.

This  release  does  not  constitute  an  offer  of  securities  for sale,    a solicitation of an offer to purchase or to subscribe for securities of  Pfeiffer Vacuum Technologies AG ("Pfeiffer Vacuum"). Neither this  release  nor  anything contained herein shall form the basis of, or be relied on, in  connection  with, any offer or commitment whatsoever.

This information is not for release, publication or distribution in or into  the United States of America and may not be distributed to U.S. persons (as  defined in Regulation S under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended  (the "Securities Act")).  In particular, this  information  does  not  constitute  an offer of securities for sale, a solicitation of  an  offer  to  purchase  or   to subscribe  for  securities  of  Pfeiffer  Vacuum  in  the  United States.    The securities of Pfeiffer Vacuum may not be  offered,   sold  or  delivered  in  the United States or to or for the  account or  benefit  of  U.S.  persons,  unless registered under the Securities Act  or  pursuant  to  an  exemption  from  such registration.  The securities will not be registered under the   Securities  Act. There will be no public offer of securities of Pfeiffer  Vacuum  in  the  United States.

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Further inquiry note: Brigitte Looß Leiterin Investor Relations Tel.: +49 (6441) 802-346 E-Mail: Brigitte.Loos[at]pfeiffer-vacuum.de

Branche: Machine Manufacturing
ISIN:      DE0006916604
WKN:        691660
Index:    TecDAX, CDAX, HDAX, Prime All Share, DAXsector All Industrial
Börsen:  Frankfurt / regulated dealing/prime standard
              Berlin / free trade
              Hamburg / free trade
              Stuttgart / free trade
              Düsseldorf / free trade
              Hannover / free trade
              München / free trade



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