ots Ad hoc-Service: Jenoptik AG Jenoptik Group ends fiscal year 2000 with the best profit figures in company history

Ad hoc-announcement edited and sent by DGAP. The sender is solely responsible for the contents of this announcement. ----------------------------------------------------- Jena (ots Ad hoc-Service) - Net income in 2000 up 150 percent from 1999 according to preliminary figures. Sales figures climbed more than 25 percent as adjusted for comparison. New record in order intake in fiscal year 2000. The technology group, Jenoptik (Security Identification Number WKN 622 910), has ended fiscal year 2000 with the best profit figures in company history. On Monday, Chairman of the Board Dr. h.c. Lothar Späth announced at a press conference in Jena that, according to preliminary figures, the Group's annual net income has risen slightly over 150 percent from 33.3 million euros (65.1 million DM) the previous year. The annual net income in 2000 includes the profit from the sale of company shares amounting to 32.1 million euros (62.8 million DM). Excluding the sale, annual net income will have risen around 60 percent. Income before interest and tax has also risen considerably - around 35 percent over the 55 million euros (107.6 million DM) in the past year. Adjusted sales figures increase more than 25 percent, order intake about 33 percent. According to preliminary figures, Group sales adjusted for comparison have risen 25 percent in fiscal year 2000, and have thereby surpassed the 1.5-billion euro mark. (Previous year: 1,398.9 million euros / 2,730 million DM.) The Jenoptik Group also set a new record in order intake in fiscal year 2000. The order intake of approximately 1,855 million euros (3,628.1 million DM) rose 33 percent after adjustment for comparison over the 1999 level of 1,552.2 million euros (3,035.8 million DM.) Public Relations Jörg Hettmann Phone/Fax +49-3641-652255/ 2484 Investor Relations Steffen Schneider Phone/Fax +49-3641-65 2290 / 2157 End ----------------------------------------------------- Internet: Original-Content von: JENOPTIK AG, übermittelt durch news aktuell

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