INFICON Announces Initial Public Offering of 1,736,000 Shares of Common Stock at 225 Swiss Francs Per Share

Syracuse, NY and Zurich, Switzerland - November 9, 2000 - The registration statement for the initial public offering of 1,736,000 shares of the common stock of INFICON Holding AG was declared effective at 2:30p.m. yesterday by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

The shares will be sold directly or in the form of American Depositary Shares (ADSs), with each ADS representing one-tenth of one common share. The common shares are being offered at a price per share of 225 Swiss francs (CHF) and the ADSs at a per ADS price of $12.66. INFICON is selling up to 315,000 shares and Unaxis Holdings AG, INFICON's parent company, is selling 1,421,000 shares. An over-allotment option of up to additional 260,400 shares has been granted to Credit Suisse First Boston by Unaxis. The Company's ADSs will trade on the Nasdaq National Market and the common shares will trade on the on the SWX Swiss Exchange, both under the ticker symbol "IFCN".

The initial public offering is being managed by Credit Suisse First Boston and Arnhold & S. Bleichroeder, Inc. as joint lead managers.

A copy of the Prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained from Credit Suisse First Boston, 11 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10010, Attn: Prospectus Department, or from Arnhold & s. Bleichroeder, 1345 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10105, Attn: Prospectus Department.

INFICON is a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of vacuum instrumentation used for analysis, monitoring, measurement and control by manufacturers to improve the productivity of their production processes and the quality of their products. The Company sells its products to customers worldwide, with a particular focus on semiconductor and related markets such as manufacturers of semiconductor chips, flat screen televisions and monitors, computer disc drive components and various electronic storage media, such as compact discs, digital video discs and floppy discs.

INFICON is headquartered in Syracuse, New York with subsidiary operations in the USA, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, China, Germany, France, Liechtenstein, Finland and the United Kingdom. For more information, please visit the Company's Web site at
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