LINOS AG: Determination of cash compensation for minority shareholders pursuant to Sections 327a et seq. German Stock Corporation Act (AktG)

Göttingen, (PresseBox) - Optco Akquisitions GmbH, Göttingen, as principal shareholder of LINOS Aktiengesellschaft notified the management of LINOS Aktiengesellschaft by letter dated 25 June 2008, that Optco Akquisitions GmbH has determined the cash compensation for the transfer of the shares of the minority shareholders of LINOS Aktiengesellschaft to Optco Akquisitions GmbH as principal shareholder pursuant to Section 327a AktG (so-called "Squeeze-Out") to be EUR 22.97 per no-par-value share of LINOS Aktiengesellschaft. The adequacy of the offered cash compensation is currently being audited by BFJM Bachem Fervers Janßen Mehrhoff GmbH Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaft, Cologne, as court-appointed auditor.

The resolution on the Squeeze-out shall be passed at the annual general meeting of LINOS Aktiengesellschaft at 26 August 2008 in Frankfurt am Main.


LINOS AG is a manufacturer of sophisticated optical systems that operates all over the world. In line with the corporate principle "Photonics for Innovation", LINOS is a development partner and supplier for customers in such growth markets as lasers, optical metrology, medicine, biotechnology and semiconductors. The company is listed in the General Standard index at Frankfurt Stock Exchange and joined the Qioptiq Group, which is an international leader in the design and production of high-precision optical components and modules for military and commercial applications, in June 2007. LINOS has about 800 highly qualified staff at the locations in Göttingen, Munich, Regen and Warsaw and generated revenue of EUR 94 million in 2007.

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