INFICON Holding AG Reports on Successful AGM

  • Re-election of all members of the Board proposed for election and election of Beat Siegrist as new member of the Board
  • Payment of cash dividend of CHF 4.00 per share

Bad Ragaz/Schweiz, May 10, 2010. INFICON Holding AG's (SIX Swiss Exchange: IFCN) shareholders approved today all resolutions proposed by the Board of Directors at the company's Annual General Meeting held in Bad Ragaz, Switzerland. This included the re-election of all members of the Board proposed for election and the election of Beat Siegrist as member of the Board. INFICON will pay a cash dividend of CHF 4.00 per share for the financial year 2009.

Shareholders of INFICON, 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.

Elections to the Board of Directors
The members of the Board of Directors Richard Fischer, Paul Otth, Thomas Staehelin and Gustav Wirz were re-elected for a one-year term of office. Beat Siegrist was elected to the Board of Directors. A Swiss citizen born in 1960, Beat Siegrist holds a degree in electrical engineering from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich and a MBA from INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France. Beat Siegrist is also member of the Board of Directors of Satisloh Holding AG, Phoenix Mecano AG, Schweiter Technologies AG and he is Chairman of SSM Schrer Schweiter Mettler AG and Ismeca Semiconductor Holding SA.

The dividend of gross CHF 4.00 will be paid on May 18, 2010 (Payment Date). Positions entitled to dividends are going to be determined on May 17, 2010 (Record Date) while the shares will be traded ex dividend as from May 12, 2010 (Ex-Date).

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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, Japan, Korea, Liechtenstein, Singapore, 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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