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19.02.2013 – 07:31

Pfeiffer Vacuum Technology AG

EANS-News: Pfeiffer Vacuum Technology AG
Pfeiffer Vacuum achieves full-year profitability target for 2012

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Subtitle: Turnover at € 461.3 million
EBIT at € 67.7 million significantly higher than previous year
Incoming orders at € 445.6 million

annual result/Financial Figures/Balance Sheet

Aßlar (euro adhoc) - February 19, 2013. Pfeiffer Vacuum announces its
preliminary, unaudited results for fiscal 2012. The company's turnover decreased
as anticipated by 11.2 percent to EUR 461.3 million (previous year:
EUR 519.5 million). In contrast, operating profit rose by 9.6 percent to
EUR 67.7 million (previous year: EUR 61.8 million). The resulting operating
margin of 14.7 percent for 2012, therefore above the prior year's level
(previous year: 11.9 percent).

Manfred Bender, CEO of Pfeiffer Vacuum Technology AG, states: "We have
successfully implemented our plan to raise operating profit - despite declining
turnover in a difficult market. I'm very proud of this achievement. The
integration of adixen is progressing according to plan. We have interesting
products in the pipeline which we plan to introduce at the "Hannover Messe"
trade exhibition. These products will give a foretaste of the breadth of
expertise the new Pfeiffer Vacuum is now able to offer."

Orders received by Pfeiffer Vacuum for the fiscal year 2012 amounted to
EUR 445.6 million (previous year: EUR 515.9 million). The book-to-bill ratio,
which is the ratio of orders to sales, was at 0.97 in 2012 compared to 0.99 in
2011. The relatively low year-end level of order backlog of EUR 71.8 million in
2012 previous year: EUR 87.6 million) is the result of unusually weak business
in December.

Bender adds, "Business is currently very inconsistent. One month it's good, the
next it slackens off. It is too early as yet to deliver a forecast for the
current fiscal year 2013. One thing is certain however - we will need to focus
intensely on further improving our already respectable profitability in the
months ahead." 

The detailed audited earnings figures, the full balance sheet and the dividend
payout proposal will be announced by the company on the day of the press
conference on their financial statements scheduled for March 22, 2013.

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 Analytics, 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.
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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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