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2001-2005

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December 19, 2005

JENOPTIK AG signs a contract with Springwater Capital for the sale of all of Jenoptik's shares in M+W Zander Holding AG thus taking a major step forward in the group's reorganization.


December 9, 2005

M+W Zander will engineer and construct a semiconductor factory in the Middle East.
The order volume amounts to some 700 million euros. It is the largest order in company history of M+W Zander.


December 2, 2005

In the process of separating M+W Zander from the Jenoptik Group Jürgen Giessmann leaves the Jenoptik executive board effective from December 1, 2005.


November 2, 2005

For the first time, Jenoptik presents a doctoral scholarship to a postgraduate of the Faculty of Physics and Astronomy of Jena's Friedrich Schiller University.


September 28, 2005

JENOPTIK Laser, Optik, Systeme GmbH acquires 51 percent of the Swiss company SINAR AG.
The two companies had already begun pooling their expertise in autumn 2004.


September 4, 2005

JENOPTIK AG is both the sponsor and co-host of the expansive and highly successful Rodin exhibition in Jena.


August 30, 2005

JENOPTIK Diode Lab GmbH lays the cornerstone for a modern production facility in Berlin.


August 10, 2005

In the first half of 2005 Jenoptik reports sales, on a comparable basis, at last year's level.
The adjusted operating income is up appreciably. The order situation remains stable at high level. The equity ratio rises to more than 25 percent.


June 22, 2005

Following the example of Oman, Cyprus opts for Robot Visual Systems' traffic safety technology, placing a major order with the company.


June 13, 2005

Jenoptik presents its new products and technologies at the Laser 2005 fair in Munich, linking the many uses of light as an industrial tool.
Jena-Optronik and ESW-Extel Systems Wedel are on hand at the Paris Air Show in LeBourget, the world's largest aerospace fair.


June 10, 2005

M+W Zander receives an order from Infineon Technologies for the construction of a semiconductor facility in Malaysia's Kulim High Tech Park.


May 30,2005

Wahl optoparts GmbH begins the construction of its new production facility in Triptis, Germany.


May 30, 2005

Jenoptik and the Anger Gymnasium (high school) cooperate.
JENOPTIK Automatisierungstechnik GmbH and the high school "Am Anger" signed a cooperation agreement within the framework of the KURS initiative.


May 19, 2005

Jena-Optronik receives a major security technology order from the German Army.
The Jenoptik subsidiary is to develop Nyxus, an observation, reconnaissance and measurement instrument.


May 12, 2005

JENOPTIK with successful first quarter.
Sales and earnings increased on a comparable basis. The consolidated sales of the Technical Facility Systems unit are no longer included. The strong order intake continued.


April 27, 2005

Jena-Optronik helps to fight the Marburg virus outbreak in Angola with digital satellite data.
The satellite data were processed in situ within the scope of the Epidemio project of ESA. Jena-Optronik leads the projects.


April 22, 2005

ROBOT Visual Systems GmbH presents its new 11-million-pixel camera for traffic monitoring.


April 19, 2005

After a successful fiscal year 2004 the Jenoptik Group is setting a new way ahead for the future of the technology group.
In future, Jenoptik will be concentrating on its traditional core business, the Photonics business division. The M+W Zander Group is to be separated step by step from JENOPTIK AG. In fiscal year 2004 the Jenoptik Group generated sales of about 2.5bn euros. The EBIT totalled 81.1m euros. The order intake was at a new record high.


March 9, 2005

The Jenoptik executive board and the IG Metall trade union finalize a new company salary agreement that is effective retroactive to January 1, 2005.


March 4, 2005

ROBOT Visual Systems GmbH receives a major order from the Sultanate of Oman to equip its road network with stationary radar systems.


January 18, 2005

The European aerospace industry celebrates the introduction of the Airbus A380.
Jenoptik's ESW subsidiary developed a number of components and systems for the record-breaking aircraft.


January 14, 2005

Jenoptik begins Ernst Abbe Year
by commemorating the 100th anniversary of Ernst Abbe's death with a ceremony at the Ernst Abbe monument in the center of Jena.


January 4, 2005

JENOPTIK AG sponsors the reconstruction of the Schillerhaus.
The veranda of the Schillerhaus, which is owned by the Friedrich Schiller University, has now regained its historic splendor.


December 31, 2004

The Jenoptik Group disposes of its majority holding in M+W Zander Gebäudetechnik GmbH.
41 percent of shares in the company, which is part of the M+W Zander Group, are acquired by the long-standing management of the company. The remaining 49 percent are retained by M+W Zander Holding AG.


September 21, 2004

M+W Zander Group's worldwide facility engineering activities for the electronics industry will be pooled in Singapore.
Jenoptik's Clean Systems business division will pool its global engineering activities into three units: the core business facility engineering unit based in Singapore, the technical facility systems unit and the facility management unit, both headquartered in Stuttgart.


July 1, 2004

JENOPTIK Laser, Optik, Systeme GmbH takes over all shares in the Göttingen-based start-up company Innovavent GmbH which focuses on the research for laser applications in science and industry.


June 24, 2004

JENOPTIK AG issues a five-year convertible bond.
The issue volume of the bond is 62.1 million euros and can be converted into up to 4.884 million shares. This corresponds to 10 percent of the outstanding shares.


April 20, 2004

JENOPTIK AG sales just under 2 billion euros in fiscal year 2003.
The Jenoptik Group completed fiscal year 2003 at 1,982.2m euros in sales for a year-on-year rise of 25.1 percent (2002: 1,584.5m euros). Group EBIT was a positive 7.9m euros, but well behind the previous year's 64.8m euros and well below expectations. For the first time in ten years, the Group net income fell below zero to minus 25.8m euros (2002: 40.3m euros).


December 17, 2003

JENOPTIK AG acquires 100 percent of shares in Wahl optoparts GmbH.
The company specializes in the development, production and distribution of custom-made optical components, as well as optomechanical and optoelectronic component assemblies made of plastics.


December 09, 2003

ESW-EXTEL Systems Wedel, a Jenoptik subsidiary, acquires Lechmotoren GmbH.
Lechmotoren GmbH, headquartered in Altenstadt, Bavaria, develops and manufactures systems for efficient energy management and for energy conversion, including ground power units, bus and train power supply systems, frequency converters, electrical motors, generators and testing systems.


December 3, 2003

JENOPTIK LDT GmbH now a fully run subsidiary.
JENOPTIK Laser, Optik, Systeme GmbH, a Jenoptik subsidiary, acquired all shares of LDT, which is based in Gera, Germany. The initials LDT refer to laser display technology, which can be used to produce top-quality laser projections of moving images on a variety of projection surfaces.


November 26, 2003

JENOPTIK AG increases its interest in PVA TePla AG to 17.95 percent.
The Photonics business division's strategic acquisition is an important milestone, improving its position on the markets for modern high-performance materials.


October 10, 2003

Opening of Digital Imaging Competence Center.
The opening of the center combines all activities revolving around complex, high-resolution digital cameras, camera modules and laser sensors for industrial and scientific applications. The areas of endeavor span from electronics development and optomechanical constructions to the flexible production of large quantities of precision components.


October 1, 2003

Jenoptik expands its financial base with a capital increase and bond issue.
Jenoptik strengthens its equity capital by issuing 8.14 million new shares as well as a fixed-interest senior bond with a volume of 150 million euros, thus reducing short-term borrowings. Share capital increased by 21,164,000 euros from 105,820,000 euros to 126,984,000 euros in the process. The number of extent JENOPTIK AG shares rose from 40,700,000 to 48,840,000. Jenoptik acquired a total of 199 million euros in gross revenue from these capital measures.


September 22, 2003

Spectra-Physics of California and the laser unit of JENOPTIK Laser, Optik, Systeme GmbH jointly commence a long-term development partnership to produce, market and service thin-disk lasers.
The international alliance is set to combine the two companies strengths with the goal of developing and adapting thin-disk lasers for use in material processing applications and as a cost-effective tool for scientific research.


July 1, 2003

Jenoptik receives financial communications award.
The group comes in first among TecDax companies in "Capital" business magazine's investor relations rankings.


June 18, 2003

Alexander von Witzleben to succeed Prof. Dr. h.c. Lothar Späth as chairman of the board of JENOPTIK AG.
Lothar Späth is selected to the chairman supervisory board.


April 29, 2003

Jenoptik generated about 1.6 billion euros in sales and 40.3 million euros in net income in fiscal year 2002. New records are set in order intake and order backlog.


March 24, 2003

The Jenoptik share moves from the MDAx to the TecDax and is now included in a more technology-driven market segment.


January 17, 2003

Hilti and Jenoptik found the joint venture HILLOS GmbH.
The Jenoptik subsidiary, JENOPTIK Laser, Optik, Systeme GmbH, and Hilti Aktiengesellschaft (Hilti) of Schaan, Liechtenstein, have founded a joint venture, HILLOS GmbH (HILLOS). In the joint venture, Hilti and Jenoptik will maintain their previous production partnership in laser distance measuring, while further expanding their collaboration to include further positioning equipment.


December 31, 2002

Dr. Dietmar Kubis to leave JENOPTIK AG executive board.
Dr. Dietmar Kubis will be parting from his post as member of the JENOPTIK AG executive board at the end of 2002. The departure of Dr. Kubis, who remains spokesman of the board of DEWB AG, is a personnel decision in line with the June 30, 2002 deconsolidation of DEWB AG from JENOPTIK AG. Kubis has been responsible for auditing and legal affairs at JENOPTIK AG.


December 22, 2002

Jenoptik's acquires GTG technical facility management company.
Jenoptik's M+W Zander subsidiary will increase its share to 100 percent in the technical facility management company, GTG Gesellschaft für technisches Gebäudemanagement mbH, which is based in Eschborn near Frankfurt.


November 21, 2002

JENOPTIK Laser, Optik Systeme GmbH acquires the majority in Jena-Optronik GmbH.


October 2, 2002

Jenoptik acquires majority in Schneider Laser Technologies AG of Gera.
The new company has been named JENOPTIK Laser Display Technologies GmbH (JO-LDT). JENOPTIK Laser Optik, Systeme GmbH has acquired 60 percent of the shares of the newly founded company and is thus assuming the management of the company's industrial activities.


August 29, 2002

Semi-Annual Report: Order intake for the Jenoptik Group maintained at the same high level as in the previous year.


August 2, 2002

The Jenoptik Group is strengthening its Clean Systems business devision.
The Jenoptik subsidiary M+W Zander is taking over parts of the technical facility systems unit of the Krantz TKT Group based in Bergisch-Gladbach, Germany, a subsidiary of Babcock Borsig AG of Oberhausen, Germany. The acquisition of segments of its former competitor will provide M+W Zander access to building system technologies and components which were previously not available to the company itself, particularly in the areas of ventilation and fire protection systems.


July 19, 2002

Jenoptik Group has reduced its share in Deutsche Effecten- und Wechsel-Beteiligungsgesellschat AG (DEWB) to below 50 percent.
JENOPTIK AG is trensferring 43.5 percent of its shares in the listed company to the Jenoptik Pension Trust, an independent pension fund which encompasses all of the Jenoptik Group's pension obligations.


July 18, 2002

Jenoptik's M+W Zander subsidiary has received three orders from China's semiconductor industry.
The total order volume amounts to over US$220m. With these three projects, M+W Zander will be able to expand its leading market position in the Chinese microelectronics market.


May 22, 2002

The total order volume amounts to over US$220m. With these three projects, M+W Zander will be able to expand its leading market position in the Chinese microelectronics market.
Laser range meters facilitate the measuring of distances while permitting users to work more quickly and efficiently. The wide range of possible applications and the great benefits to customers from using laser measuring technology open up interesting growth opportunities for Hilti and Jenoptik.


April 16, 2002

The Jenoptik Group presents the figures for fiscal year 2001 in Jena and announces new record highs in sales, net income and operating income.
In addition, its is announced that Alexander von Witzleben will succeed Prof. Dr. h.c. Lothar Späth as chairman of the executive board.


February 7, 2002

The Jenoptik-subisdiary M+W Zander is to engineer Europe's first proton therapy center for the treatment of tumors.
The order amounts to approx. 80 million euros. Proton radiotherapy makes it possible for diseased tissue to be irradiated with millimeter accuracy in all three dimensions.


November 2, 2001

JENOPTIK Laserdiode GmbH opens new production facility in Jena.
The capacity for serial production of diode lasers is expanded.


October 24, 2001

SolarWorld AG begins production of solar cells and presents JENOPTIK AG with a major order to engineer a solar cell factory.


August 28, 2001

The Jenoptik Group completed the first half of 2001 with great success.
Sales and profit figures exceeded those of the first half of 2000.


June 26, 2001

JENOPTIK AG celebrated its 10th anniversary with a number of events in Jena.


May 22, 2001

In Erfurt, the JENOPTIK AG general shareholders' meeting approved a raise in dividends to 0.70 euros per share for fiscal year 2000.
The annual general meeting also approved the issue of bonus shares at a ratio of 10 to 1. For every 10 shares in Jenoptik, shareholders were to receive 1 bonus share.


April 09, 2001

Jenoptik reached the best results in company history as was reported at a press conference on fiscal year 2000. The net income was 160 percent higher in 2000 than in the previous year.


January 15, 2001

DEWB AG, Jenoptik's venture capital subsidiary, acquired Integrated Genomics, Inc., its first investment in the United States.
DEWB now holds 8 percent of shares in the Chicago-based biotechnology company, which was founded in 1997.