Edwards Group Names Jim Gentilcore Chief Executive Officer

Edwards Group Names Jim Gentilcore Chief Executive Officer

Industry Veteran Has Deep Knowledge of Edwards as Long-Term Board Member

CRAWLEY, WEST SUSSEX, United Kingdom, Feb. 26, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
Edwards Group Limited (Nasdaq:EVAC) today announced that long-term Board
member Jim Gentilcore has been named Chief Executive Officer, effective March
1, 2013. He succeeds Matthew Taylor, who has resigned by mutual agreement with
Edwards' Board of Directors.

A respected industry veteran, Mr. Gentilcore, 60, has three decades of
experience growing technology companies and has served as an independent
member of the Edwards Board of Directors since 2007.He has held numerous
senior executive positions in the technology industry throughout his career,
including most recently serving as Chief Executive Officer of EPAC
Technologies Inc., a leader in logistics solutions for technology companies,
from 2009 to 2011. Prior to that, he was Chief Executive Officer of vacuum
technology company Helix Technology Corporation where in 2005 he led the
company's strategic merger with Brooks Automation Inc. and subsequently served
as Chief Operating Officer of the combined company.Mr. Gentilcore will remain
a Director of Edwards.

Nick Rose, Chairman of the Board, said,"Jim Gentilcore is a seasoned leader
with deep knowledge of Edwards, our strategy and our industry -- and we are
pleased that he is prepared to step in at this juncture in the Company's
development.Jim's insights from a successful career operating a range of
technology companies, coupled with his experience as a member of our Board,
equip him extremely well to drive Edwards' strategic initiatives and growth
plans."

Mr. Rose continued, "As our results announcement demonstrates, Edwards is
performing well and has many opportunities ahead that require disciplined
execution of our plan.The Board is grateful to Matthew Taylor for all of his
good work in bringing the Company to its current position of strength.We wish
him well in his future endeavors." 

Mr. Gentilcore said,"It has been a privilege to serve as a member of Edwards'
Board for the last six years, and I look forward to an expanded role in the
period ahead.As our results announced today attest, Edwards continues to
deliver solid financial performance driven by our ability to offer
cutting-edge technologies and products to meet the needs of our global
customers.I will work closely with the Company's talented management team and
employees to ensure that Edwards builds on its leadership position, broad
range of differentiated products and outstanding customer service to succeed
in our dynamic marketplace in the years ahead."

Mr. Taylor said, "I'm extremely proud of Edwards' accomplishments in the past
two years, especially the successful initial public offering last year.As we
announced today, we beat our guidance in the fourth quarter and the positive
momentum we saw in December has continued into the New Year. Edwards is
stronger and better positioned than ever, and I wish Nick, Jim and the entire
Company continued success as I pursue the next phase of my career."

Edwards today also announced its fourth quarter 2012 financial results, which
are available at http://investors.edwardsvacuum.com/.

About Edwards

Edwards is a leading manufacturer of sophisticated vacuum products and
abatement systems and a leading provider of related value-added services for
the manufacture of semiconductors, flat panel displays, LEDs and solar cells
and a leader in vacuum technology for industrial, pharmaceutical, chemical,
scientific, process, glass coating and food packaging industries as well as a
wide range of R&D applications.

Edwards has over 3,300 full-time employees and over 500 temporary workers
operating in approximately 30 countries worldwide engaged in the design,
manufacture and support of high technology vacuum and exhaust management
equipment.

Edwards' American Depositary Shares trade on The NASDAQ Global Select Market
under the symbol EVAC. Further information about Edwards can be found at
www.edwardsvacuum.com.

The Edwards Group Limited logo is available at
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Forward Looking Statements

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This release includes forward-looking statements, beliefs or opinions,
including statements with respect to our business, financial condition,
results of operations and plans. These forward-looking statements involve
known and unknown risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the
Company's control and all of which are based on management's current beliefs
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goals, future events or intentions. These forward-looking statements include
all matters that are not historical facts. Forward-looking statements may and
often do differ materially from actual results. They appear in a number of
places throughout this release and include statements regarding the
intentions, beliefs or current expectations of management with respect to
future events and are subject to risks relating to future events and other
risks, uncertainties and assumptions relating to the Company's business
concerning, among other things, the results of operations, financial
condition, liquidity, prospects, growth, strategies, and the industry in which
the Company operates, most of which are difficult to predict and many of which
are beyond the Company's control. These risks, uncertainties and assumptions
include, but are not limited to, the following: conditions in the global
credit markets and the economy, including volatile conditions in Europe;
capital expenditure cycles in the semiconductor and emerging technologies
(FPD, Solar PV and LED) manufacturing industries; the Company's ability to
forecast demand for its products and services; growth in various end-markets;
the Company's ability to maintain existing customer relationships; the
Company's ability to timely and successfully develop and commercialize new
products; the Company's ability to meet customers' quality standards,
specifications, process-related performance requirements or delivery
schedules; maintenance of the efficiency of the Company's supply chain, the
prices of its components and the capacity of its manufacturing operations; the
Company's ability to realize expected benefits from its restructuring program
or future investments; the Company's ability to retain key management and
recruit and retain highly skilled and technical employees; reliance on
proprietary and non-proprietary technology and processes; competition in the
Company's markets; risks associated with doing business internationally;
fluctuations in foreign exchange rates; environmental and health and safety
liabilities, regulatory compliance and expenditures; work stoppages or other
labor disputes; and risks associated with the Company's level of financial
indebtedness and operating and financial restrictions in the First Lien Credit
Agreement.

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CONTACT: Investor Relations:
         Ross Hawley
         Head of Investor Relations
         Edwards
         +44 (0)1293 528844 investors@edwardsvacuum.com
        
         Monica Gould
         The Blueshirt Group
         +1 212 871-3927 monica@blueshirtgroup.com

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