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Jenoptik boards propose to increase the dividend to 0.18 euros per share to the Annual General Meeting

The Supervisory Board and Executive Board of JENOPTIK AG, Jena, will be proposing to the Annual General Meeting on June 4, 2013 the payment of a dividend of 0.18 euros per share out of the net profit of JENOPTIK AG and to carry forward the remaining amount. At its meeting today on Monday March 25, 2013, the Supervisory Board voted in favor of the proposal from the Executive Board for the allocation of the net profit.

“In the fiscal year 2012 we have achieved another successful, marked improvement in sales and earnings. The Group has a solid, long-term oriented financing structure and debt was further reduced. It is also our wish for our shareholders to have an appropriate share in this success,” said Jenoptik Chairman Dr. Michael Mertin.

The management believes that a sound equity basis is of crucial importance for sustainable organic growth as well as for taking advantage of acquisition opportunities and also in the interests of shareholders. Furthermore, Jenoptik will fundamentally strive to maintain the continuity of its dividend policy.

The detailed figures for the fiscal year 2012 and the outlook for the current fiscal year 2013 of the Jenoptik Group will be announced tomorrow, Tuesday.

About Jenoptik

As an integrated optoelectronics group Jenoptik operates in the five divisions Lasers & Material Processing, Optical Systems, Industrial Metrology, Traffic Solutions and Defense & Civil Systems. Its customers around the world mainly include companies in the semiconductor and semiconductor equipment manufacturing industry, automotive and automotive supplier industry, medical technology, security and defense technology as well as the aviation industry. The Jenoptik Group headquarters are in Jena (Thuringia). In addition to several major sites in Germany Jenoptik is represented in nearly 70 countries. JENOPTIK AG is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and included in the TecDax index.