Carl Zeiss Meditec owns majority interest

May 15, 2005

Jena, Germany—Carl Zeiss Meditec AG has acquired 87.1% of IOLTech SA, the French ophthalmic surgery specialist Carl Zeiss Meditec has committed to taking over.

Jena, Germany-Carl Zeiss Meditec AG has acquired 87.1% of IOLTech SA, the French ophthalmic surgery specialist Carl Zeiss Meditec has committed to taking over.

The German company had acquired about 63% of the IOLTech shares from its former principal shareholder as of Feb. 1. About two-thirds of the remaining minority shareholders accepted Carl Zeiss Meditec's voluntary public takeover bid by April 5.

"The company considers this result of the takeover bid as a further successful milestone on Carl Zeiss Meditec's way to the complete takeover of IOLTech," Carl Zeiss Meditec announced.