ESC MEDICAL SYSTEMS APPOINTS NEW PRESIDENT OF NORTH AMERICAN OPE

ations 
YOKNEAM, Israel, March 11 /PRNewswire/ -- ESC Medical Systems Ltd.
(Nasdaq: ESCMF) today announced the appointment of Moshe P. Levin, age 45,
to the newly created position of President of North American Operations,
headquartered in Needham, Massachusetts. 
Mr. Levin has had 20 years experience in the management of sales,
marketing and customer support from various international companies.  Prior to
joining ESC Medical Systems, Mr. Levin was the President and Chief Executive
Officer of Orbotech Inc., the American subsidiary of Orbotech Ltd.
(Nasdaq: ORBKF), and played a major role in leading the subsidiary to its
dominant position in the market. 
Dr. Shimon Eckhouse, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer
commented, "We are very excited to have Moshe Levin join ESC Medical Systems.
Moshe's vast knowledge and expertise in the growth and development of
international businesses will add a new dimension to ESC as we continue to
build our global infrastructure." 
ESC Medical Systems Ltd. develops, manufactures and markets medical
devices utilizing both state-of-the-art lasers and proprietary intense pulsed
light source technology for non-invasive treatment of varicose veins and other
benign vascular lesions, as well as for hair removal, skin cancer, skin
rejuvenation and other clinical applications.  In addition, the company
markets surgical laser systems for use in a variety of medical applications,
including ENT, gynecology and neurosurgery. 
Forward-looking statements in this release are made pursuant to the safe
harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.
Investors are cautioned that all forward-looking statements involve risks and
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