ROFIN-SINAR to acquire Nufern

December 20, 2007, Plymouth, MI and Hamburg, Germany--ROFIN-SINAR Technologies (RSTI), a developer and manufacturer of lasers and laser-based solutions, signed a definitive agreement for the acquisition of Nufern (East Granby, CT) as a wholly-owned subsidiary of RSTI, in a cash transaction, expected to be closed in the first quarter of 2008.

December 20, 2007, Plymouth, MI and Hamburg, Germany--ROFIN-SINAR Technologies (RSTI), a developer and manufacturer of lasers and laser-based solutions, signed a definitive agreement for the acquisition of Nufern (East Granby, CT) as a wholly-owned subsidiary of RSTI, in a cash transaction, expected to be closed in the first quarter of 2008.

Founded in 2000, Nufern is an independent manufacturer of specialty fibers and fiber laser modules serving a wide range of industries. The company's product lines comprise standard fibers and custom fiber solutions, including amplifiers, fiber laser modules for use in material processing and in the telecommunications, military and defense industries. In June 2007, Nufern launched its first industrial CW fiber laser with an output power of 200 W.

Nufern has approximately 70 employees and markets its products globally to a large OEM-customer base through its own sales network, distributors, and the internet. Nufern will continue to operate as a stand-alone company and will provide its products to its existing customers including other laser manufacturers.

"This is a very important acquisition for Rofin-Sinar, not only because we are adding new products to our portfolio but also because we are further strengthening our technology base and enhancing the vertical integration needed to economically manufacture fiber lasers," said Günther Braun, CEO and President of RSTI. "We are confident that the talents and skills of Nufern will contribute to the future success of our Group."

"The entire Nufern team approaches this milestone transaction with excitement and energy. Nufern is proud to team with Rofin, a market-leading industrial laser manufacturer, with a strong worldwide presence. This transaction facilitates the maturing of our technologies and will propel and support Nufern in becoming a significant leader in the global fiber laser market," commented Martin Seifert, president of Nufern.

For more information, visit www.rofin.com.

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