ZEISS Ends Successful Fiscal Year 2012/13

Revenue Reaches New Record High

STUTTGART, Germany, Dec. 12, 2013 /CNW/ - ZEISS has brought fiscal year 2012/13 to a successful conclusion (reporting date: 30 September 2013) with a new record high in revenue. The company generated revenue totaling EUR 4.190 billion (prior year: EUR 4.163 billion) and earnings (EBIT) of EUR 335 million (prior year: EUR 420 million). The Industrial Metrology and Medical Technology business groups recorded particularly strong growth. "In fiscal year 2012/13 we reached and partly exceeded our targets. ZEISS put in a good performance despite the challenging business environment and the weakness of the economy at the beginning of the year," said Dr. Michael Kaschke, President and CEO of Carl Zeiss AG. "We made no compromises in our multi-year investment program - the biggest ever in the company's history - but continued to implement it consistently and systematically."

The number of employees increased to 24,623 worldwide. The company increased its expenditure on research and development activities by five percent to EUR 411 million. Investments in property, plant and equipment totaled EUR 245 million.

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ZEISS is an international leader in the fields of optics and optoelectronics. The more than 24,000 employees of ZEISS generated revenue of about 4.2 billion euros in fiscal year 2012/13. Founded in 1846 in Jena, the company is headquartered in Oberkochen, Germany. ZEISS has been contributing to technological progress for more than 160 years. ZEISS develops and produces solutions for the semiconductor, automotive and mechanical engineering industries, biomedical research and medical technology, as well as eyeglass lenses, camera and cine lenses, binoculars and planetariums. ZEISS is present in over 40 countries around the globe with more than 40 production facilities, around 50 sales and service locations and over 20 research and development sites. Carl Zeiss AG is fully owned by the Carl Zeiss Stiftung (Carl Zeiss Foundation).

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