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Jenoptik bonus shares set for June 15, 2001

Bonus share dividends for JENOPTIK AG of Jena, Germany (Security Code No. 622910) have been set for June 15, 2001. Jenoptik shareholders will receive their bonus shares on June 18, 2001. Each shareholder with Jenoptik shares in their portfolios as of June 15 after the close of the stock exchange business will receive one bonus share for every ten shares held. The general shareholders meeting of JENOPTIK AG approved the distribution of shares at a 10-1 ratio in Erfurt on May 22. Stock portfolios will be adjusted on Monday, June 18, 2001. Beginning then, trading will be carried out ex bonus shares.

In the past fiscal year, the Jenoptik Group was able to sustainably increase its profitability. Jenoptik stockholders are now to profit from that directly. The annual general meeting of stockholders recommended the distribution of bonus shares to this purpose.

After approval by the general meeting, the bonus shares were created with their entry into the commercial register. The number of Jenoptik shares will increase from 37 million to 40.7 million with the issue of the bonus shares.