LINOS AG: Squeeze-Out-Resolution registered

Göttingen, (PresseBox) - LINOS AG (ISIN DE0005256507): The resolution of the general shareholders' meeting of LINOS AG dated 26 August 2008 on the transfer of the shares held by LINOS AG's minority shareholders to Optco Akquisitions GmbH in return for an adequate compensation in cash (Squeeze-Out) has been registered in the commercial register of LINOS at the local court in Göttingen on July 23, 2009. The shares held by minority shareholders of LINOS have thereby been transferred to Optco Akquisitions GmbH. Former minority shareholders of LINOS will receive payment of the cash compensation in the amount of 22.97 EUR per bearer share plus accrued interest credited to their respective deposit account free of charge and commissions within the next few days and are not required to take any action to receive such cash compensation. The stock-exchange listing of LINOS will be terminated shortly.


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 approximately 700 highly qualified staff, most of them at the locations in Goettingen, Munich and Regen, and generated revenue of EUR 89 million in 2008.

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