Pfeiffer Vacuum Technology AG

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Pfeiffer Vacuum come January with new chief financial officer

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Subtitle: Nathalie Benedikt takes up her post
Many years’ experience as director responsible for finance division
Continuity in corporate strategy guaranteed

Board of Directors (Appointments and Changes)/Company Information/Personnel

Aßlar (euro adhoc) - December 31, 2012. From January 1, 2013 Nathalie Benedikt
(36) will be responsible for Finances/Controlling, IT and Human Resources in the
Management Board at Pfeiffer Vacuum. Ms. Benedikt has been with Pfeiffer Vacuum
for 13 years now and has headed the global Finance and Controlling divisions as
director since 2004.

With this appointment, the Supervisory Board pays tribute to the development
and growth of Pfeiffer Vacuum. Furthermore, it recognizes Benedikt's
achievements during the takeover of the former competitor adixen. "Ms. Benedikt
has distinguished herself as an authorized officer at Pfeiffer Vacuum and has
played a key role in the process of acquisition and integration of adixen",
explained Dr. Michael Oltmanns, Supervisory Board Chairman at Pfeiffer Vacuum.

"We will continue the balance sheet and financing structure strategy which Ms.
Benedikt has been involved in for years", says Manfred Bender, CEO of Pfeiffer
Vacuum. "Today, two years after a major acquisition, we are highly profitable
and debt-free on a net basis. By achieving this, we have created assets for our
customers, shareholders and employees. My colleague in the Management Board,
Dr. Matthias Wiemer, and I are pleased that our ranks will be reinforced with
Ms. Benedikt who will cement the continuity of the path we have embarked on, on
the one hand and at the same time will open up new opportunities for the
Management Board. We will take advantage of these new opportunities to focus
more closely than ever on the needs of our customers and the prevailing
conditions on the market."

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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. In addition to a full range of
hybrid and magnetically levitated turbopumps, the product portfolio comprises
backing pumps, measurement and analysis devices, components as well as vacuum
chambers and systems. Ever since the invention of the turbopump by Pfeiffer
Vacuum, the company has stood for innovative solutions and high-tech products
that are used in the markets Analytic, Industry, Research & Development,
Coating and Semiconductor. Founded in 1890, Pfeiffer Vacuum is active
throughout the world today. The company employs a workforce of some 2,300
people and has more than 20 subsidiaries.
For more information, please visit

Further inquiry note:
Brigitte Looß
Leiterin Investor Relations
Tel.: +49 (6441) 802-1346

end of announcement                               euro adhoc 

company:     Pfeiffer Vacuum Technology AG
             Berliner Str.  43
             D-35614 Aßlar
phone:       +49(0)6441-802-0
FAX:         +49 (6441) 802-1202
sector:      Machine Manufacturing
ISIN:        DE0006916604
indexes:     TecDAX, CDAX, HDAX, Prime All Share, DAXsector All Industrial
stockmarkets: free trade: Hannover, Berlin, München, Hamburg, Düsseldorf,
             Stuttgart, regulated dealing/prime standard: Frankfurt 
language:   English

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