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JENOPTIK Aktiengesellschaft generates gross proceeds of more than 22 million euros from capital increase

JENOPTIK Aktiengesellschaft, Jena (ISIN DE0006229107), is increasing its share capital by 10.0 percent through partial use of authorized capital and excluding shareholders' subscription rights.

The 5,203,464 new bearer shares (shares with no par value) were successfully placed with institutional investors via an accelerated bookbuilding process. The transaction was two times oversubscribed. The placement price was 4.25 euros per share. The gross proceeds for the Company from the capital increase amount to more than 22 million euros.

In addition to the financing of major orders in the area of traffic safety, the proceeds from the capital increase will be used to expand the global presence, in particular of the laser business in Asia and North America by establishing additional laser application centers. This will be made primarily as a result of the success of the laser application center which was recently opened in South Korea. In addition, smaller and targeted acquisitions should contribute to increase the Group's profitability as well as to round-up both product portfolio and value-added chain.

The new shares will be admitted for trading without a listing prospectus in the regulated market of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and the sub-segment thereof with additional postadmission obligations (Prime Standard). The shares will also be traded on the regional stock exchanges in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Hannover, Munich and Stuttgart and are eligible for dividends from January 1, 2009. Due to the necessary technical steps to consummate the transaction, the delivery of the new shares and settlement is expected to occur on Friday, March 12, 2010.

Lead Manager and Sole Book Runner for the transaction is UniCredit Bank AG. Co-Lead Manager of the transaction is WestLB AG, selling agent Wolfgang Steubing AG.

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