GSI Group Inc. Receives Anticipated Letter from Nasdaq Regarding Form 10-Q Filing

    BEDFORD, Mass., Aug. 20 /CNW/ -- GSI Group Inc. (the "Company") (Nasdaq:  
GSIG), a supplier of precision technology and semiconductor systems, today
announced that it received an additional staff determination notice from the
Nasdaq Stock Market ("Nasdaq"), indicating that the Company is not in
compliance with Listing Rule 5250(c)(1) (the "Rule") due to the delayed filing
of the Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarterly period ended
July 3, 2009 (the "Quarterly Report").  The staff determination notice
indicated that such non-compliance with the Rule would serve as an additional
basis for delisting the Company's securities from Nasdaq.

    As previously announced, on July 22, 2009 the Nasdaq Hearings Panel
granted the Company's request for continued listing on Nasdaq conditioned on
the Company (i) reporting to the Panel before August 31, 2009 the status of
its public disclosure about the range of adjustments the Company expects to
make to revenue transactions in its Precision Technology Segment for 2004
through 2008 and (ii) filing on or before November 2, 2009 its delayed
periodic reports and any required restatements.  If the Company is unable to
meet the exception requirements, the Panel will issue a final determination to
delist the Company's shares.

    As previously disclosed, the Company's Audit Committee has concluded its
review of sales transactions in the Company's Semiconductor Systems Segment
for fiscal years 2006, 2007 and 2008, and the Company is currently reviewing
the timing of revenue recognized in connection with multiple element
arrangements in its Precision Technology Segment from 2004 through 2008 to
determine if adjustments need to be made to those periods.  The Company
continues to work diligently to complete the preparation and filing of its
delayed periodic reports, in addition to restated financial statements for
fiscal years 2006, 2007 and 2008.

    Forward Looking Information

    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,"
"plan," and other similar expressions. These forward-looking statements
include statements regarding the Company's ability to file its quarterly
reports on Form 10-Q and annual report on Form 10-K, statements related to the
continued listing of the Company's shares on Nasdaq and other statements that
are not historical facts. These forward looking statements are subject to
risks, uncertainties and changes in financial condition, unknown factors and
other items described in the Company's annual report on Form 10-K for the
fiscal year ended December 31, 2007 and the Company's quarterly reports on
Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. 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.

    For more information contact: Sergio Edelstein, GSI Group Inc.,

    About GSI Group Inc.

    GSI Group Inc. supplies precision technology to the global medical,
electronics, and industrial markets and semiconductor systems. GSI Group
Inc.'s common shares are listed on Nasdaq (GSIG).


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For further information: Sergio Edelstein of GSI Group Inc.,
+1-781-266-5700 Web Site:

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