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Swiss Stock Exchange: INFICON Holding AG Opens At CHF 231.25

Date 09/11/2000

The shares of INFICON Holding AG were traded today for the first time on the SWX Swiss Exchange. The offering price was set at CHF 225. At the start of trading on SWX, the stock stood 3% above that level at CHF 231.25 representing a total market capitalization for the company of CHF 535 million.

According to the offering prospectus, of the 2'315'000 shares to be registered in the Commercial Register, 1'736'000, or 75% of the company's outstanding stock, were offered to the public. Should the underwriters elect to exercise their green-shoe option, that proportion could rise to 86%. 315'000 of the publicly offered shares were part of a capital increase associated with the IPO.

Inficon Holding AG is a worldwide supplier of instrumentation for monitoring, analysis, control, leak detection and plasma cleaning in the semiconductor, vacuum coating, air conditioning/refrigeration and industrial markets. Inficon Holding AG is created from the merging of Leybold Inficon (USA), Balzers Instruments (Liechtenstein), and the instrumentation business of Leybold (Germany) and employs 653 individuals.