EANS-Adhoc: Pfeiffer Vacuum Technology AG / Pfeiffer Vacuum Technology AG successfully places 10% Capital Increase- Execution Board decides the Sale of Treasury Shares

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Asslar, November 18, 2010. Today, Pfeiffer Vacuum Technology AG, Asslar, (ISIN:
DE0006916604) placed 897,059 new shares out of the capital increase by way of utilization of the authorized capital against cash contributions, which the Executive Board has decided on and the Supervisory Board has approved on November 17, 2010, at an issue price of EUR 82.50 per share. Hereby the company's share capital will increase from EUR 22,964,736.00 by EUR 2,296,471.04 to EUR 25,261,207.04. The new shares were placed with institutional investors by way of an accel-erated bookbuilding process. Shareholders' subscription rights were therefore excluded.

After registration of the execution of the capital increase with the commercial register, the new shares are expected to be admitted for trading without a prospectus on November 19, 2010 in the regulated market (regulierter Markt) (Prime Standard) on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and to be included in the existing listing presumably on November 22, 2010. The new shares are entitled to dividends as from January 1, 2010.

Pfeiffer Vacuum will receive gross proceeds of approximately EUR 74 million which shall be used to partially refinance the intended acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent´s Vacuum Technology Unit ("Adixen") as announced on November 3, 2010.

Furthermore, the Executive Board of Pfeiffer Vacuum Technology AG has decided to sell via the stock exchange up to 456,352 of the company´s own shares held as treasury shares.

end of ad-hoc-announcement ================================================================================ About Pfeiffer Vacuum
Pfeiffer Vacuum (Stock Exchange Symbol PFV, ISIN DE0006916604) is one of the world's leading providers of vacuum solutions. Among a full range of hybrid- and magnetically levitated turbopumps, the portfolio comprises of backing pumps, measurement and analysis devices, components, vacuum chambers and systems. Ever since the invention of the turbomolecular pump by Pfeiffer Vacuum, the company has stood for innovative solutions and high-technology products that are used in the analytical segment, in research and development, environmental technology, chemistry, semiconductor production and coating technology, as well as in the automotive industry and any number of further sectors. Founded in 1890, Pfeiffer Vacuum is today active throughout the world together with a workforce of some 900 people as well as 14 subsidiaries and over 20 agencies. Further information is available at www.pfeiffer-vacuum.com.

This release does not constitute an offer of securities for sale, a solicita-tion of an offer to purchase or to subscribe for securities of Pfeiffer Vac-uum Technologies AG ("Pfeiffer Vacuum"). Neither this release nor any-thing contained herein shall form the basis of, or be relied on, in connec-tion with, any offer or commitment whatsoever.

This information is not for release, publication or distribution in or into the United States of America and may not be distributed to U.S. persons (as defined in Regulation S under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act")). In par-ticular, this information does not constitute an offer of securities for sale, a solicitation of an offer to purchase or to subscribe for securities of Pfeiffer Vacuum in the United States. The securities of Pfeiffer Vacuum may not be offered, sold or delivered in the United States or to or for the account or benefit of U.S. persons, unless registered under the Securities Act or pursuant to an ex-emption from such registration. The securities will not be regis-tered under the Securities Act. There will be no public offer of se-curities of Pfeiffer Vacuum in the United States.

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issuer: Pfeiffer Vacuum Technology AG Berliner Str. 43 D-35614 Aßlar phone: +49 (6441) 802-0 FAX: +49 (6441) 802-202 mail: info@pfeiffer-vacuum.de WWW: http://www.pfeiffer-vacuum.de sector: Machine Manufacturing ISIN: DE0006916604 indexes: TecDAX, CDAX, HDAX, Prime All Share, DAXsector All Industrial

stockmarkets: regulated dealing/prime standard: Frankfurt, free trade: Berlin, Hamburg, Stuttgart, Düsseldorf, Hannover, München language: English

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