Ad-hoc: change in Management Board
After today’s supervisory board meeting, which ended at 2.44 pm, Carl Zeiss Meditec AG (ISIN: DE0005313704) announces that in agreement with the Supervisory and Management Boards its board member Bernd Hirsch will resign from the Management Board effective November 30, 2009.
The Carl Zeiss Group is a leading group of companies operating worldwide in the optical and optoelectronic industries that generates revenues totaling around EUR 2.1 billion (2008/09).
Carl Zeiss offers innovative solutions for the future-oriented markets "Medical and Research Solutions", "Industrial Solutions" and "Lifestyle Products". The company develops and distributes surgical microscopes, diagnostic systems for ophthalmology, microscopes, lithography optics, industrial measuring technology, planetarium technology, optronic products, camera and cine lenses, and binoculars and spotting scopes. The eyeglass business is bundled in the joint venture Carl Zeiss Vision International GmbH.
The Carl Zeiss Group has approximately 13,000 employees, including more than 8,000 in Germany. The Carl Zeiss business groups hold leading positions in their markets.
Carl Zeiss AG is fully owned by the Carl Zeiss Stiftung (Carl Zeiss Foundation). Founded in 1846 in Jena, the company is headquartered in Oberkochen, Germany.
Further information at www.zeiss.com
Carl Zeiss Meditec AG
Carl Zeiss Meditec AG (ISIN: DE0005313704), which is listed on TecDAX of the German stock exchange, is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies. The company supplies innovative technologies and application-oriented solutions designed to help doctors improve the quality of life of their patients. It provides complete packages of solutions for the diagnosis and treatment of eye diseases - including implants and consumable materials.
The company creates innovative visualisation solutions in the field of microsurgery. Carl Zeiss Meditec's medical technology portfolio is rounded off by promising future technologies such as intraoperative radiotherapy.
In the 2008/2009 (30 September) financial year the approx. 2,100 employees generated revenue of approximately € 640 million. The head office of Carl Zeiss Meditec is in Jena, Germany. The company has subsidiaries in Germany and abroad; more than 50 percent of its employees are based in the USA, Japan, Spain and France.
Thirty-five percent of Carl Zeiss Meditec shares are in free float. The remaining 65 percent are held by Carl Zeiss AG, one of the world’s leading groups in the optical and optoelectronic industries. Carl Zeiss offers innovative solutions for the future-oriented markets "Medical and Research Solutions", "Industrial Solutions" and "Lifestyle Products". The head office of Carl Zeiss AG is in Oberkochen, Germany. In financial year 2008/2009 (balance sheet date: 30 September) the Group generated revenue of around € 2.1 billion. Carl Zeiss employs almost 13,000 staff, over 8,000 thereof in Germany.
For more information please go to: www.zeiss.com/meditec