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14.12.2011 – 12:30

Carl Zeiss AG

Carl Zeiss: Revenue Tops Four Billion Euro Mark for Very First Time
Carl Zeiss Group continues to invest in technology, infrastructure and internationalization

Stuttgart, Germany (ots)

   - Vision Care business group fully consolidated       
   - Well positioned against background of global economic 

Carl Zeiss has now presented its annual financial statements. In fiscal year 2010/11, the company generated revenues of EUR 4.237b (prior year: EUR 2.981b), an increase of 10 percent*. With a figure of EUR 607m, EbIT was clearly above the prior year's figure (EUR 423m). "We have achieved record figures for almost all performance indicators," said Michael Kaschke, President and CEO of Carl Zeiss AG. "Carl Zeiss has remained on track to continued profitable and sustained growth and has further consolidated its position as a technology leader and global player." Carl Zeiss generated 87 percent of revenue outside Germany. Particularly strong growth in revenue was posted in Asia (+12%*) and America (+11%*).

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* From the start of fiscal year 2010/11, eyeglass lens manufacturer Carl Zeiss Vision (revenue in fiscal year 2010/11 around EUR 850m) was integrated as an independent business group and fully consolidated in the financial statements for the first time. The change specified is based on comparable pro forma figures for the Carl Zeiss Group including Carl Zeiss Vision.

Carl Zeiss

The Carl Zeiss Group is an international leader in the fields of optics and opto-electronics. In the markets for Industrial Solutions, Research Solutions, Medical Technology and Consumer Optics, Carl Zeiss has contributed to technological progress all over the world for more than 160 years.

With its innovative technologies and leading-edge solutions, Carl Zeiss is successful in the fields of Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology, Industrial Metrology, Microscopy, Medical Technology, Vision Care and Consumer Optics/Optronics. Carl Zeiss is represented with around 30 production and over 50 sales and service sites in more than 30 countries worldwide. Carl Zeiss AG is fully owned by the Carl Zeiss Stiftung (Carl Zeiss Foundation). Founded in 1846 in Jena, the company is headquartered in Oberkochen, Germany.

Press contact:

Jörg Nitschke, Carl Zeiss, Group Spokesman
Phone +49 7364 20-3242,

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