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BDA Advises Materion on Acquisition of EIS Optics in China

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Business Development Asia LLC ("BDA") is pleased to announce that its client, Materion Corporation (NYSE: MTRN; "Materion"), one of the world’s premier advanced materials companies, has acquired EIS Optics Limited from a group of financial investors including Fleming Family & Partners and Nova Capital Management Limited. Consideration for the transaction was approximately US$24 million. EIS

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									BDA Advises Materion on Acquisition of EIS Optics in China

New York, NY, October 21, 2011 --(PR.com)-- Business Development Asia LLC ("BDA") is pleased to
announce that its client, Materion Corporation (NYSE: MTRN; "Materion"), one of the world's premier
advanced materials companies, has acquired EIS Optics Limited from a group of financial investors
including Fleming Family & Partners and Nova Capital Management Limited. Consideration for the
transaction was approximately US$24 million.

EIS Optics is a leading producer of optical thin film filters, glass processing, lithography and optical
subassemblies that enable precision management of light in a broad range of end-use applications
throughout the projection display, entertainment lighting, sensors, medical instruments and gaming
industries. Among other products, EIS Optics is the world's largest manufacturer of color wheels for color
splitting in field sequential lighting management in digital production, video production and video
imaging.

EIS Optics operates a modern, manufacturing site in Shanghai, China that includes state-of-the-art clean
rooms with vacuum deposition or sputter systems, and adjacent processes, including assembly. Together
with its additional subsidiaries in Japan and Korea, EIS Optics serves a variety of customers active in the
electronic products supply chain across the Asia-Pacific region and beyond. EIS Optics thus provides
Materion with an Asian manufacturing base that will enable it to better serve its rapidly growing Asian
optical coatings businesses.

Richard J. Hipple, Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of Materion,
commented: "We are very pleased to welcome our new associates in Shanghai and continue the
transformation of the Materion organization by further broadening our advanced materials technology
base and product portfolio. The integration of the EIS Optics manufacturing facility in Shanghai and its
talented and dedicated workforce into Materion provides a promising platform for future growth and
immediately widens our geographic reach, value add services, and optical materials capabilities in
fast-growing global markets."

BDA acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Materion on the transaction, having identified the
opportunity and initiated the approach to the shareholders of EIS Optics earlier this year. BDA's
familiarity with both the advanced manufacturing sector and the global private equity space combined
with its cross-border M&A expertise to achieve a successful result with a compelling strategic rationale.

Euan Rellie remarked: “This is a small but highly strategic transaction. EIS is a great fit for Materion,
which brings compelling synergies. We were glad to be able to help a high quality client to find and
acquire a well run, Western-owned asset in China. BDA is uniquely placed for this kind of work. We
have tracked EIS for several years, even before Nova and FF&P acquired it, allowing us to understand
clearly the motivation of the various parties, and maximise the chance of closing a successful
transaction."

BDA Deal Team


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Euan Rellie, Senior Managing Director, New York
Mark Webster, Managing Director, Shanghai
Kent Ng, Assistant Director, Shanghai
Tanya Wang, Senior Associate, Shanghai
Kevin Song, Associate, Shanghai

About Materion
Materion Corporation supplies highly engineered advanced enabling materials to leading and dynamic
technology companies across the globe. Its product offerings include precious and non-precious specialty
metals, precision optical filters, inorganic chemicals and powders, specialty coatings and engineered clad
and plated metal systems. Its products, services and expertise help enable its customers' technologies. It
supplies sophisticated thin film coatings for hard disk drives, specialty inorganic chemicals for solar
energy panels, bio-compatible materials for implantable medical devices, specialty alloys for miniature
consumer electronics components, optical filters for thermal imaging, critical components for infrared
sensing technology, special materials for LEDs and much more. Founded in 1931 and headquartered in
Mayfield Heights, OH, the company today serves customers in more than 50 countries with operating,
service center and major office locations throughout North America, Europe and Asia and employs
approximately 2,500 people worldwide.

For further information about Materion and its businesses, please visit www.materion.com

About Business Development Asia
Business Development Asia LLC (“BDA”) assists multinational corporate and financial sector clients to
identify and execute acquisitions, divestments, JVs, restructuring and capital raising, in Asia and
internationally. The company is headquartered in New York with offices in London, Bahrain, Mumbai,
Hong Kong, Shanghai, Seoul, and Tokyo. BDA employs 60 full-time professional staff across its eight
offices, supplemented by a team of senior advisors around the world. BDA's clients include Areva, AXA
Private Equity, Celestica, Clariant, DIC, Ecolab, Hercules, Kennametal, Molex, Nalco, Pfizer, Rexel,
Reuters, Ryder, SigmaKalon, Sun Chemical, Tredegar, WestLB, and the British Government. Further
information on BDA is available at www.bdallc.com

For more information regarding this transaction, please contact Euan Rellie in New York on (212) 265
5300 or Mark Webster in Shanghai on (86) 21 5407 5580.

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Euan Rellie
212 265 5300
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www.bdallc.com


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