GSI Group Announces Financial Results for the Third Quarter 2011

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    -- Third Quarter Revenue of $93.3 million, EPS of $0.26

    -- Adjusted EBITDA of $17.2 million, Net Debt reduced to $22.5 million

    -- Continued Progress on Growth Strategy

    -- Integration & Realignment Program Announced




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BEDFORD, Mass., Nov. 10, 2011 /CNW/ -- GSI Group Inc. (NASDAQ: GSIG) (the "Company" or "GSI"), a global leader and supplier of laser-based solutions, precision motion control devices, optical controls, and associated precision technologies, and semiconductor systems to global industrial, electronics, medical, and scientific markets, today reported financial results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2011.

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    Third Quarter Results

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During the third quarter of 2011, GSI generated revenue of $93.3 million, an increase of 2% from $91.5 million in the same period a year ago. The Laser Products segment reported 18% growth in the third quarter, compared to the same period a year before. The Company's Precision Motion and Technologies and Semiconductor Systems segments both reported declines in sales as a consequence of an industry-wide slowdown in the microelectronics markets.

Net income for the third quarter of 2011 was $8.8 million, up from $0.1 million in the third quarter of 2010. Earnings per share ("EPS") for the third quarter of 2011 were $0.26, up from $0.00 in the third quarter of 2010. Adjusted EBITDA, which includes the adjustments noted in the non-GAAP reconciliation below, was $17.2 million in the third quarter of 2011, an increase from $16.8 million in the third quarter of 2010.

"Our businesses continue to show significant progress, and we were able to deliver solid results in Q3 despite difficult economic conditions, particularly in the microelectronics markets," said John Roush, Chief Executive Officer. "Despite this near-term drop in demand, we are pushing ahead with our strategic agenda in terms of both growth and productivity. We expect 2012 to be a year of continued revenue and profit growth for GSI, though we may see some demand weakness in the early part of the year in the microelectronics sector."

Cash and cash equivalents at September 30, 2011 were $50.7 million versus $56.8 million as of December 31, 2010. This follows the Company's redemption of $35.0 million in aggregate principal amount of its outstanding $108.1 million 12.25% senior secured PIK election notes. The Company finished the third quarter with approximately $22.5 million of Net Debt, as defined in the non-GAAP reconciliation below.

In addition, on October 19, 2011, the Company announced the refinancing of all of its remaining $73.1 million aggregate principal amount of outstanding 12.25% senior secured PIK election notes through the proceeds from a new $80 million senior secured credit agreement. The refinancing is expected to substantially reduce the Company's interest expense, while extending the maturity of its principal debt.

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    Financial Overview by Reporting Segment

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The Company operates in three reportable business segments: Laser Products, Precision Motion and Technologies and Semiconductor Systems. The following sets forth external revenue and gross profit by reportable segment for the periods noted.

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    Laser Products:
    --  2011 third quarter revenue was $34.2 million, an 18% increase,
compared
        to $29.1 million in the third quarter of 2010.
    --  Third quarter gross profit of $12.9 million, reflecting a 37.8% gross
        margin, compared to $11.7 million for the third quarter of 2010, a
        40.4% gross margin.

    Precision Motion and Technologies:
    --  2011 third quarter revenue was $48.9 million, a 3% decrease, compared
        to $50.5 million in the third quarter of 2010.
    --  Third quarter gross profit of $23.2 million, reflecting a 47.5% gross
        margin, compared to $23.7 million for the third quarter of 2010, a
        47.0% gross margin.

    Semiconductor Systems:
    --  2011 third quarter revenue was $10.1 million, a 16% decrease, compared
        to $11.9 million for the third quarter of 2010.
        --  However, in the third quarter of 2010, the Company recognized $1.5
            million of revenue in our Semiconductor business that had been
            deferred from orders placed by customers prior to 2009, with no
            comparable amount for the third quarter of 2011.
    --  Third quarter gross profit of $4.7 million, reflecting a 46.9% gross
        margin, compared to $5.5 million in the third quarter of 2010, a 45.8%
        gross margin.
        --  However, in the third quarter of 2010, the Company recognized $0.9
            million of gross profit in our Semiconductor business that had
been
            deferred from orders placed by customers prior to 2009, with no
            comparable amount for the third quarter of 2011.

    Progress on Growth Strategy

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At the end of the second quarter of 2011, the Company outlined a growth focus that highlights three strategic priority areas: scanning solutions, fiber lasers and medical components. During the third quarter, meaningful progress was made in all three areas, including numerous customer design wins in scanning solutions and medical components that we expect to contribute significant revenue over the next several years. Additionally, the Company shipped its first 1 kilowatt (kW) fiber laser into the Chinese market. The Company has traditionally offered fiber lasers ranging from 50 watts to 500 watts.

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    2012 Integration & Realignment Program (12x12)

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In the fourth quarter, the Company will initiate a new twelve month program called 12x12. This program is targeting as much as $5 million in annualized cost savings with a goal of eliminating up to twelve (12) facilities. The facility reductions, which include manufacturing and R&D facilities as well as sales offices, will be achieved through a combination of site consolidations and divestitures. Further details of this program will be announced at the time of the Company's year-end earnings release, including any related restructuring costs.

"The 12x12 Program represents a major step forward for the Company and is expected to provide significant benefits in terms of productivity and business simplification," said Robert Buckley, Chief Financial Officer. "In a sense, the program delivers on the original intent of the GSI-Excel transaction, which was completed over three years ago."

After conducting a strategic review of the Company's laser systems business lines, which are sold under the Control Laser and Baublys brand names, the Company intends to exit these businesses. The Company is currently exploring its options for exiting these businesses and will provide a further update at the time of the Company's year-end earnings release. In addition, the Company is placing its Semiconductor Systems business under strategic review. In aggregate, these three businesses are expected to contribute approximately $60 million to $65 million of revenue in 2011, with operating profitability well below the Company's other business lines.

"While these business lines represent strong franchises within their respective areas of focus, we believe they need to achieve significantly greater scale to be successful in the long term," said Mr. Roush. "However, we believe our resources are better allocated to growing our core component and sub-system franchises. Thus, we feel the systems businesses will be better served by ownership outside GSI."

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    Financial Outlook
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As a result of the recent downturn in the microelectronics market, the Company now expects revenues for the full year in the range of $365 to $370 million and Adjusted EBITDA in the range of $63 million to $66 million.

For the full year 2012, the Company's preliminary estimates indicate mid-single digit revenue growth and Adjusted EBITDA growth of at least ten percent. "Though we do expect to see some continued softness in the microelectronics markets in the early part of the year, we expect 2012 to be a year of continued revenue growth and expanding profitability for GSI," said Mr. Roush. "We expect to see growth benefits from our tighter strategic focus, and additional margin contribution from the 12x12 Program."

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    Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

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In addition to financial measures prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), this earnings announcement also contains non-GAAP financial measures. The reasons for our use of these measures, a reconciliation of these measures to the most directly comparable GAAP measures and other information relating to these measures are included below following our condensed unaudited financial statements.

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    Safe Harbor and Forward Looking Information

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Certain statements in this release are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and are based on current expectations and assumptions that are subject to risks and uncertainties. All statements contained in this news release that do not relate to matters of historical fact should be considered forward-looking statements, and are generally identified by words such as "expect," "intend," "anticipate," "estimate," "plan," and other similar expressions. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements related to: the expected effect of the refinancing on the Company's interest expense; the expected growth in the Company's revenues and profits; the expected timing, scope and benefits of the 12x12 Program; the Company's expected future financial results; the Company's optimism regarding its prospects for the future; and other statements that are not historical facts.

These forward-looking statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that could affect future results and cause actual results and events to differ materially from historical and expected results and those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, the following: our failure to develop, implement and maintain appropriate internal controls; changes in our management on our relationships with key employees, suppliers and customers; economic and political conditions; our dependence on our customers' capital expenditures; our ability to respond to fluctuations in product demand; the need to continually innovate; the effects of delays in delivery of new products; our reliance upon third party distribution channels; our failure to meet or exceed the expectations of securities analysts or investors; timing of customer orders; changes in interest rates, credit ratings or foreign currency rates; risks associated with our operations in foreign countries; our increased use of outsourcing in foreign countries; any failure to comply with local customs regulations; our history of operating losses; our exposure to the credit risk of some of our customers; violations of our intellectual property rights; our ability to protect our intellectual property and successfully defend against claims of infringement by third parties; the competitive nature of our industries; our failure to achieve anticipated benefits from acquisitions or divestitures; our failure to successfully complete restructuring or reorganization of our businesses; our inability to retain our key personnel; our ongoing assessment of our operating structure; the expected consolidation of some of our operations; product defects or problems with integrating our products with other vendors' products; disruptions in the supply of or defects in raw materials, certain key components and other goods from our suppliers; changes in governmental regulation; a significant disruption in our information technology systems or failure to implement new systems and software successfully; failure to realize the full value of our intangible assets; need to make additional tax payments and/or recalculate certain of our tax attributes; limits on our ability to utilize our net operating loss carry-forwards and other tax attributes; fluctuations in our effective tax rates; the potential to be subject to U.S. federal income taxation even though the Company is a non-U.S. corporation; the potential to be subject to the AMT for U.S. federal income tax purposes; our limited ability to carry back certain losses for U.S. federal income tax purposes; our need for additional capital; the volatility of the market for our common shares; our ability to generate cash; our access to the cash flow and other assets of our subsidiaries; the substantial control of our significant shareholders over our outstanding common shares; provisions of our articles of incorporation that may delay or prevent a change in control of our Company; our substantial debt; our intention not to pay dividends in the near future; our potential inability to timely file certain periodic reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission and Canadian Securities Administration; or our failure to file a registration statement relating to securities issued under our 2006 Equity Incentive Plan.

Other important risk factors that could affect the outcome of the events set forth in these statements and that could affect the Company's operating results and financial condition are discussed in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2010, and in the Company's subsequent filings with the SEC made prior to or after the date hereof. Such statements are based on the Company's management's beliefs and assumptions and on information currently available to the Company's management. The Company disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements as a result of developments occurring after the date of this document except as required by law.

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    Conference Call Information

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The Company will host a conference call on Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. ET to discuss these results. John A. Roush, Chief Executive Officer, and Robert Buckley, Chief Financial Officer, will host the conference call.

To access the call, please dial (877) 482-5124 prior to the scheduled conference call time.

A playback of this conference call will be available beginning 8:00 p.m. ET, Thursday, November 10, 2011. The playback phone number is (855) 859-2056 or (404) 537-3406 and the code number is 20758189. The playback will remain available until 7:00 p.m. ET, Thursday, November 24, 2011.

A replay of the audio webcast will be available three hours after the conclusion of the call on the Investor Relations section of the Company's web site at www.gsig.com.

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    About GSI

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GSI Group Inc. supplies laser-based solutions, precision motion control devices, optical controls, and associated precision technologies, and semiconductor systems to global industrial, electronics, medical, and scientific markets. GSI Group Inc.'s common shares are quoted on NASDAQ (GSIG).

More information about GSI is available on the Company's website at www.gsig.com. For additional information, please contact GSI Group Inc., Investor Relations, at (781) 266-5137 or InvestorRelations@gsig.com.

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                                        GSI GROUP INC.
                            CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
                  (In thousands of U.S. dollars or shares, except per share
                                           amounts)
                                         (Unaudited)
                                                                   Three
Months Ended
                                                                  
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                                                               September
                                                                  30,       
October 1,
                                                                    2011      
2010
                                                                     ---      
----
    Sales                                                        $93,257      
$91,545
    Cost of goods sold                                            52,349      
50,601
                                                                  ------      
------
    Gross profit                                                  40,908      
40,944
                                                                  ------      
------
    Operating expenses:
        Research and development and
         engineering                                               8,013      
7,260
        Selling, general and administrative                       19,411      
20,650
        Amortization of purchased intangible
         assets                                                      874      
1,108
        Restructuring, restatement related
         costs and other                                              14      
336
        Post-emergence professional fees                              63      
481
                                                                     ---      
---
            Total operating expenses                              28,375      
29,835
                                                                  ------      
------
    Income from operations                                        12,533      
11,109
    Interest income                                                   30      
20
    Interest expense                                              (3,283)     
(4,424)
    Foreign exchange transaction gains
     (losses), net                                                   571      
(449)
    Other income (expense), net                                     (128)     
410
                                                                    ----      
---
    Income from operations before
     reorganization items and income
     taxes                                                         9,723      
6,666
    Reorganization items                                               -      
(5,909)
                                                                     ---      
------
    Income from operations before income
     taxes                                                         9,723      
757
    Income tax provision                                             907      
665
                                                                     ---      
---
    Consolidated net income                                        8,816      
92
    Net loss attributable to
     noncontrolling interest                                          29      
29
                                                                     ---      
---
    Net income attributable to GSI Group
     Inc.                                                         $8,845      
$121
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    Net income attributable to GSI Group
     Inc. per common share-basic &
     diluted                                                       $0.26      
$0.00
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    Weighted average common shares
     outstanding -Basic                                           33,489      
29,551
    Weighted average common shares
     outstanding -Diluted                                         33,588      
29,565




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                                   GSI GROUP INC.
                       CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
                           (In thousands of U.S. dollars)
                                    (Unaudited)
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                                                         September December
                                                            30,       31,
                                                              2011      2010
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                           ASSETS
    Current Assets:
        Cash and cash equivalents                          $50,655   $56,781
        Accounts receivable, net                            56,545    55,110
        Inventories                                         70,917    66,721
        Other current assets                                33,577    39,515
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            Total current assets                           211,694   218,127
    Property, plant and equipment, net                      42,489    45,402
    Intangible assets, net                                  47,396    53,139
    Goodwill                                                44,578    44,578
    Other assets                                             7,098     5,921
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            Total Assets                                  $353,255  $367,167
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            LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
    Current Liabilities:
        Accounts payable                                   $22,003   $19,766
        Deferred revenue                                     4,126    15,006
        Accrued expenses and other liabilities              25,857    24,490
                                                            ------    ------
            Total current liabilities                       51,986    59,262
    Debt                                                    73,107   107,575
    Other long-term liabilities                             20,238    21,652
                                                            ------    ------
            Total Liabilities                              145,331   188,489
                                                           -------   -------
    Stockholders' Equity:
        Total GSI Group Inc. stockholders' equity          207,560   178,349
        Noncontrolling interest                                364       329
                                                               ---       ---
            Total stockholders' equity                     207,924   178,678
                                                           -------   -------
            Total Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity    $353,255  $367,167
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                                       GSI GROUP INC.
                       CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
                               (In thousands of U.S. dollars)
                                         (Unaudited)
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                                                                 Three Months
Ended
                                                                
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                                                            September
                                                                30,       
October 1,
                                                           ----------     
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                                                                  2011        
2010
                                                                   ---        
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    Cash flows from operating
     activities:
    -------------------------
    Consolidated net income                                     $8,816        
$92
    Adjustments to reconcile net
     income from operations to net
     cash provided by (used in)
     operations:
             Depreciation and amortization                       3,764        
4,156
             Share-based compensation                              758        
674
             Deferred income taxes                                 312        
(291)
             Other non-cash items                                3,129        
1,574
           Changes in operating assets and
            liabilities
              Accounts receivable                                1,167        
(2,312)
              Inventories                                       (3,087)       
(4,964)
              Other operating assets and
               liabilities                                        (260)       
(20,112)
              Deferred revenue and deferred cost
               of goods sold                                    (1,767)       
(1,255)
                                                                ------        
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    Net cash provided by (used in)
     operating activities                                       12,832        
(22,438)
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    Cash flows from investing
     activities:
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             Purchases of property, plant and
              equipment                                           (909)       
(737)
    Net cash used in investing
     activities                                                   (909)       
(737)
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    Cash flows from financing
     activities:
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             Proceeds from Rights Offering                           -        
64,889
             Repayments of debt                                (35,000)       
(74,889)
             Payments for debt issuance costs                        -        
(970)
    Net cash used in financing
     activities                                                (35,000)       
(10,970)
                                                               -------        
-------
    Effect of exchange rate changes on
     cash and cash equivalents                                    (267)       
710
    Net decrease in cash and cash
     equivalents                                               (23,344)       
(33,435)
    Cash and cash equivalents,
     beginning of period                                        73,999        
87,373
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    Cash and cash equivalents, end of
     period                                                    $50,655        
$53,938
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    Reconciliation of Net Income to Adjusted EBITDA*

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Adjusted EBITDA (as defined below) is a non-GAAP financial measure. Management believes this non-GAAP financial measure provides meaningful supplemental information regarding the Company's operating results because it excludes amounts that management does not consider part of operating results when assessing and measuring the operational and financial performance of the Company. Management believes Adjusted EBITDA allows viewing of operating trends and performing analytical comparisons. Accordingly, the Company believes this non-GAAP measure provides greater transparency and insight into management's method of analysis. While management believes this non-GAAP financial measure provides useful information, it is not an operating measure under U.S. GAAP, and therefore, it should not be considered in isolation from, or as a substitute for, other GAAP financial measures such as income from operations or net income.

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                                                   September
                                                      30,          October 1,
                                                         2011             2010
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      Net income attributable to GSI Group Inc.        $8,845             $121
         Interest expense, net                          3,253            4,404
         Income tax provision                             907              665
         Depreciation and amortization                  3,764            4,156
         Share-based compensation                         758              674
         Reorganization items (net),
          restructuring, restatement costs and
          other non-recurring costs                        77            6,726
         Other, net                                      (443)              39
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    Adjusted EBITDA                                   $17,161          $16,785
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    *   Reconciliation of a GAAP to a non-GAAP financial measure.



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The Company defines Adjusted EBITDA, a non-GAAP financial measure, as the net income attributable to GSI Group Inc. before deducting interest expense, net of interest income, income taxes, depreciation, amortization, non-cash share-based compensation and other non-operating charges, including reorganization items, restructuring costs, restatement costs, foreign exchange gains/losses, equity earnings, and other non-recurring items. Reorganization items, restructuring costs and restatement costs include costs incurred in connection with the Company's 2009 bankruptcy filing, the filing of the joint Chapter 11 plan of reorganization, administration of the bankruptcy, confirmation of the plan of reorganization and the debt restructuring and the review and investigation of revenue transactions examined in connection with the restatement of the Company's 2004 through 2008 financial statements. Where outside professionals provided both services typically provided by employees as well as services defined above, the Company has allocated the expenses between operating costs, reorganization items and restatement related costs. In evaluating Adjusted EBITDA, you should be aware that in the future we may incur expenses that are the same as or similar to some of the adjustments in this presentation. Our presentation of Adjusted EBITDA should not be construed as an inference that our future results will be unaffected by unusual or non-recurring items.

This non-GAAP financial measure listed above is also used by our management to evaluate our operating performance, communicate our financial results to our Board of Directors, benchmark our results against our historical performance and the performance of our peers, evaluate investment opportunities including acquisitions and discontinued operations, and determine the bonus payments for senior management and employees.

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    Definition of Net Debt*

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The Company defines Net Debt, a non-GAAP financial measure, as its total debt less its cash and cash equivalents. Management uses Net Debt to monitor the Company's outstanding debt obligations that could not be satisfied by its cash and cash equivalents on hand.

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                                 September 30,     December 31,
                                          2011             2010
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                                  (Unaudited)       (Unaudited)
    Debt                               $73,107         $107,575
        Less: Cash and cash
         equivalents                   (50,655)         (56,781)
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    Net Debt                           $22,452          $50,794
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    *   Reconciliation of a GAAP to a non-GAAP financial
     measure.



    Non-GAAP Financial Measures

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The non-GAAP financial measures described above are not meant to be considered superior to, or a substitute for, our financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP. There are material limitations associated with non- GAAP financial measures because they exclude charges that have an effect on our reported results and, therefore, should not be relied upon as the sole financial measures to evaluate our financial results. Management compensates, and believes that investors should compensate, for these limitations by viewing the non-GAAP financial measures in conjunction with the GAAP financial measures. In addition, the non-GAAP financial measures included in this earnings announcement may be different from, and therefore may not be comparable to, similar measures used by other companies.

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    GSI Group Inc.Investor Relations Contact:Robert Buckley(781) 266-5137




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