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                                                                            Carl Zeiss (Pty) Ltd.
+27 11 886 9510                                                             South Africa




Joint Carl Zeiss / ANASPEC News Release

Carl Zeiss (Pty) Ltd. Acquires Remaining Shares in
ANASPEC (Pty) Ltd

Subsidiary of Carl Zeiss, a globally leading international group of
companies in the optical and optoelectronic industry, enhances
service delivery in South Africa.

Randburg, South Africa, October 2009. Carl Zeiss (Pty) Ltd. has agreed
to acquire the remaining shareholding in ANASPEC (Pty) Ltd as part of
Carl Zeiss’ continuing investments into customer support and service
delivery.


The business, with offices in South Africa and Australia, is to be known
as ANASPEC, a Division of Carl Zeiss and will continue to provide
technical service and support to a global customer base of electron
microscope systems manufactured by Carl Zeiss’s Nano Technology
Systems Division.


Within South and Southern Africa the technical support and service
capabilities which have driven the success of Anaspec will be
incorporated into the Carl Zeiss service team in order to provide a world
class service solution for local markets in the Medical Systems,
Microscopy and Industrial Measurement Technology Groups.
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                                                                             Carl Zeiss (Pty) Ltd.
+27 11 886 9510                                                              South Africa




Carl Zeiss (Pty) Ltd. is a member of the Carl Zeiss Group, a globally
leading international group of companies in the optical and optoelectronic
industry.


ANASPEC contributes its skills and experience in quality service delivery,
technical expertise and customer orientation; its global customer
relationships will also benefit the company.


“The increasing precision and complexity of the systems we provide to
our customers in order for them to enhance their roles as health care
providers, researchers, analysts or manufacturers of quality products,
places an increasing responsibility on Carl Zeiss to ensure the highest
level of technical service and support,” said Daniel Sims, Managing
Director of Carl Zeiss in South Africa. “The Carl Zeiss Group’s
association with ANASPEC over the years –particularly in the areas of
Electron Microscopy and more recently in South Africa with our extended
product portfolios – has clearly demonstrated ANASPEC’s ability to
deliver the quality of service expected from our customers. The new
structure will allow Carl Zeiss to make further use of the experienced
engineers at ANASPEC to support and develop new markets with a
greater service capability,” continued Daniel Sims, Managing Director of
Carl Zeiss in South Africa.


“Anaspec brings a wealth of knowledge on the support of customers to
Carl Zeiss. Combining the two companies will create a focused team
dedicated to serving our customers through sales and technical support
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                                                                                   Carl Zeiss (Pty) Ltd.
+27 11 886 9510                                                                    South Africa




in order to provide the level of excellence expected in our markets,” said
Luc Harmsen, Managing Director of Anaspec (Pty) Ltd.


Contact for the press:
Carl Zeiss (Pty) Ltd.
Daniel Sims
Managing Director
Phone: +27 11 886 9510
Fax: +27 11 348 4607
Email: sims@zeiss.co.za
Internet: www.zeiss.co.za

Anaspec (Pty) Ltd.
Luc Harmsen
Phone: +27 11 794 8340
Fax: +27 11 794 8349
Email: Luc@anaspec.co.za
Internet: www.anaspec.co.za


About Carl Zeiss
Carl Zeiss AG is a leading group of companies operating worldwide in the optical
and opto-electronic industry. The five independently operating business groups
are active in the future-oriented markets of Medical and Research Solutions,
Industrial Solutions and Lifestyle Products. Founded in 1846 in Jena, the
company is headquartered Oberkochen, Germany. The company has been a
technological pioneer in optical innovation for more than 160 years.


Carl Zeiss develops and distributes products and services under the ZEISS brand
name for biomedical research and medical technology, as well as for the
semiconductor, automotive and mechanical engineering industries. Planetariums,
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                                                                                       Carl Zeiss (Pty) Ltd.
+27 11 886 9510                                                                        South Africa




binoculars, and camera and cine lenses are valued by millions of users around
the world. The eyeglass business is now bundled in Carl Zeiss Vision International
GmbH, the number two eyeglass provider in the world.


Carl Zeiss AG is fully owned by the Carl-Zeiss-Stiftung (Carl Zeiss Foundation).
During fiscal year 2007/08 (ended Sept. 30) the company generated revenues of
than EUR 2,731 billion. Carl Zeiss has around 13,000 employees in more than
30 countries, including more than 8,000 in Germany.Carl Zeiss is a leading
internatio nal group of companies operating worldwide in the optical and opto-
electronic industry. Carl Zeiss AG is headquartered in Oberkochen, Germany.
The business groups are generally ranked first or second in the strategic markets
of medical and research solutions, industrial solutions und lifestyle products. They
offer products and services for biomedical research and medical technology, as
well as system solutions for the semiconductor, automotive and mechanical
engineering industries. Planetariums and high-quality consumer goods such as
camera lenses and binoculars carry the ZEISS name to millions of people around
the world.
In fiscal year 2006/07 (ended 30 September), the Carl Zeiss Group, which is
wholly owned by the Carl Zeiss Foundation, generated revenues totaling EUR
2,604 million. The Carl Zeiss Group has approximately 12,300 employees,
including about 4,300 outside Germany. It is directly represented in more than 30
countries and operates production facilities in Europe, America and Asia. The
eyeglass business operates as Carl Zeiss Vision International GmbH and is the
number two eyeglass provider in the world. This company is owned equally by
Carl Zeiss AG and a private equity company. Further information is available at
www.zeiss.de/en.

About ANASPEC:
Anaspec was founded in 1994 in order to offer an enhanced professional
technical support structure to the installed base of analytical equipment users in
South Africa, as well as to provide additional resources to international
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                                                                                     Carl Zeiss (Pty) Ltd.
+27 11 886 9510                                                                      South Africa




manufacturers wishing to ensure a higher level of service support in their non-
traditional markets.
Anaspec’s international service support began with visits to Ivory Coast and
Japan for Cambridge Instruments in 1994 and today Anaspec has been to over
30 different countries including those as remote as The Falkland Islands, Alaska
and Libya. Over the years, Anaspec has expanded its support services to
include not only Electron Microscopy, but a wide variety of analytical products in
markets as diverse as the automotive and food industries.
In 2000, Anaspec successfully established additional support services for Carl
Zeiss (Pty) Ltd. in South Africa’s Western Cape region, further improving the
synergies between the two companies which resulted in the merger with Carl
Zeiss in May 2008 when a 51% shareholding was acquired.


With increasing service demand in Australia, Anaspec established a branch in
Sydney in 2003 and today has a proven record within Australia of being able to
deliver professional support from well trained engineers.

								
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