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Release Date: 8 January 2013

Oxford Instruments plc

Appointment of Non-Executive Director

Oxford Instruments plc, a leading provider of high-technology tools and systems for industry and research, is pleased to announce the appointment of Thomas Geitner as an Independent Non-Executive Director. The appointment will take effect from 15th January 2013, replacing Bernard Taylor who retired as a Non-Executive Director in September 2012.

Thomas has extensive international experience in the technology and engineering sectors, having spent over thirty years in businesses operating across the globe. These include senior board positions at Henkel AG & Co KGaA, Vodafone Group plc and RWE-Group AG. He is currently Chairman of Bibliotheca RFID Library Systems AG, and prior to that held non-executive positions at BBC Worldwide Ltd, Singulus Technologies AG and Pages Jaunes SA.

There are no details to be disclosed under paragraph 9.6.13 of the Listing Rules.



Oxford Instruments Plc +44 (0)1865 393200

Lynn Shepherd - Group Director of Communications

Notes to Editors

Oxford Instruments designs, supplies and supports high-technology tools and systems with a focus on research and industrial applications. It provides solutions needed to advance fundamental physics research and its transfer into commercial nanotechnology applications. Innovation has been the driving force behind Oxford Instruments' growth and success for over 50 years, and its strategy is to effect the successful commercialisation of these ideas by bringing them to market in a timely and customer-focused fashion.

The first technology business to be spun out from Oxford University over fifty years ago, Oxford Instruments is now a global company with over 1900 staff worldwide and is listed on the FTSE250 index of the London Stock Exchange (OXIG). Its objective is to be the leading provider of new generation tools and systems for the research and industrial sectors.

This involves the combination of core technologies in areas such as low temperature, high magnetic field and ultra high vacuum environments, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, X-ray, electron and optical based metrology, and advanced growth, deposition and etching.

Oxford Instruments aims to pursue responsible development and deeper understanding of our world through science and technology. Its products, expertise, and ideas address global issues such as energy, environment, security and health.


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