INFICON Holding AG Reports on Successful AGM

  • AGM approves all motions proposed by the Board of Directors
  • Distribution of CHF 14.00 per registered share out of capital contribution reserves, exempt from withholding tax
  • Election of Vanessa Frey and Dr. Beat E. Lüthi to Board of Directors;
Dr. Beat E. Lühti named Chairman after the AGM

Bad Ragaz/Switzerland, April 26, 2012
Shareholders of INFICON Holding AG (SIX Swiss Exchange: IFCN), a leading provider of instrumentation and process control software for advanced industrial vacuum processes, approved all proposals put forward by the Board of Directors at today’s Annual General Meeting in Bad Ragaz.

Distribution Out of Capital Contribution Reserves
The General Meeting resolved among others to distribute for the full year 2011 CHF 14.00 per registered share from capital contribution reserves. The distribution is exempt from withholding tax and will take place on May 4, 2012 with the ex-date being April 30, 2012 and the record-date May 3, 2012.

The Meeting further resolved to raise the conditional capital from CHF 818,160. - to CHF 1,300,000 in order to cover the further regular issuance of subscription rights and options to employees and Board members. Article 3 b of the articles of association has been changed accordingly.

Changes to Board of Directors
At this year’s Annual General Meeting, Mssrs. Gustav Wirz, Chairman, and Paul Otth, Vice Chairman, were no longer available for re-election. The Meeting elected Vanessa Frey and Dr. Beat E. Lüthi to the Board of Directors for a term of office of one year. Current Board members Dr. Richard Fischer, Beat Siegrist and Dr. Thomas Staehelin were re-elected for another term of office of one year. Dr. Beat Lüthi was appointed Chairman at the inaugural Board meeting held directly after the General Meeting. The Board now comprises the following members: Dr. Richard Fischer, Beat Siegrist, Dr. Thomas Staehelin, Vanessa Frey and Dr. Beat E. Lüthi (Chairman).

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INFICON is a leading provider of innovative instrumentation, critical sensor technologies, and advanced process control software that enhance productivity and quality in sophisticated industrial vacuum processes. These analysis, measurement and control products are essential for gas leak detection in air conditioning/refrigeration, and automotive manufacturing. They are vital to equipment manufacturers and end-users in the complex fabrication of semiconductors and thin film coatings for optics, flat panel displays, solar cells and industrial vacuum coating applications. Other users of vacuum based processes include the life sciences, research, aerospace, packaging, heat treatment, laser cutting and many other industrial processes. We also leverage our expertise in vacuum technology to provide unique, toxic chemical analysis products for emergency response, security, and environmental monitoring. INFICON is headquartered in Switzerland and has world-class manufacturing facilities in Europe, the United States and China, as well as subsidiaries in China, Finland, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Liechtenstein, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, the United Kingdom and the United States. INFICON registered shares (IFCN) are listed on SIX Swiss Exchange. For more information about INFICON and its products, please visit

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