Former Wolf Camera Executive Joins Meade Instruments as Vice

President of Sales - Specialty 
IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 27, 2007
Meade Instruments Corp. (Nasdaq:MEAD), today announced that Greg
Bragg, 51, has joined Meade Instruments as VP of Sales - Specialty. In
his new position, Bragg will report to Robert Davis, Meade Senior Vice
President of Sales. 
Prior to joining Meade, Bragg was owner of Greg Bragg Sales &
Marketing, an independent firm servicing independent camera and
telescope retailers throughout the Southeast. Earlier he served in key
executive management roles with Wolf Camera and also in key sales
positions with Olympus Corporation and Wolf Camera. 
"Greg's more than 25 years of consumer product sales experience --
including his successful tenure at Wolf Camera and Olympus - combined
with his passion for photography and astronomy makes him a valuable
addition to the Meade management team as we pursue expanding and
enhancing our relationships with key specialty telescope retailers in
the United States and Canada," said Robert Davis, Senior Vice
President of Sales. 
ABOUT MEADE INSTRUMENTS 
Meade Instruments is a leading designer and manufacturer of
optical products including telescopes and accessories for the
beginning to serious amateur astronomer. Meade offers a complete line
of binoculars that address the needs of everyone from the casual
observer to the serious sporting or birding observer under the
Meade(R) and Bresser(R) brand names. Meade also offers a complete line
of riflescopes under the Simmons(R), Weaver(R) and Redfield(R) brand
names. The company distributes its products worldwide through a
network of specialty retailers, mass merchandisers and domestic and
foreign distributors. Additional information on Meade is available at
www.meade.com. 
CONTACT:
Meade Instruments Corp.
Robert Davis, Sr. VP of Sales, 949-451-1450
or
The Piacente Group
Brandi Piacente/E.E. Wang, 212-481-2050, ext. 602 or 605
brandi@tpg-ir.com
ee@tpg-ir.com