Annual General Meeting Of INFICON Holding AG Approves All Proposals Made By The Board Of Directors

-First Annual General Meeting as a Listed Company -

Syracuse, New York/USA and Zurich/Switzerland � May 9, 2001 � INFICON Holding AG (Swiss Exchange SWX and NASDAQ: IFCN), a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of vacuum instrumentation for semiconductor processing and a broad range of industrial applications, today held its first Annual General Meeting as a listed company. The shareholders approved all proposals made by the Board of Directors.

The shareholders have made the following decisions:

The Annual Report, the Annual Financial Statements and the Consolidated Financial Statements were approved.

The retained deficit of CHBF 58'000 is carried forward.

The members of the Board of Directors have been granted discharge for their activity during the fiscal year 2000.

Dr. Thomas Staehelin was elected new member of the Board of Directors for a tenure of three years.

Ernst&Young were appointed as auditors and Group auditors for one year.


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. INFICON 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.

With global headquarters in Syracuse, New York, INFICON is a publicly traded company in Switzerland on the SWX Swiss Exchange and in the U.S. on the Nasdaq National Market under the symbol IFCN. The Company has manufacturing facilities in the United States and Europe with worldwide offices and service centers in the U.S. China, France, Germany, Japan, Korea, Liechtenstein, Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom, For more information about INFICON and its products, please visit the Company's web site at

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