Tecan Group AG : Tecan Group AG : Tecan appoints Dr. Stefan Traeger to the Management Board

  Tecan Group AG : Tecan Group AG : Tecan appoints Dr. Stefan Traeger to the
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Männedorf, Switzerland, February 28, 2013 - The Tecan Group (SIX Swiss
Exchange: TECN) announced today that it has appointed Dr. Stefan Traeger as a
member of the Management Board. As Head of the Life Sciences Business division
Stefan Traeger will be responsible for the Group's global end-customer
business. He will take up his new post at Tecan on July 1, 2013. This position
has been vacant since summer 2012.

Stefan Traeger has extensive domain experience in a variety of management
positions in the life science industry. Since late 2007, he served as Managing
Director of Leica Microsystems CMS GmbH and as Vice President and General
Manager of Leica's global Life Science Division. Prior to this, Stefan Traeger
held a number of positions with increasing management responsibility in
various areas within the Carl Zeiss Group between 2000 and the end of 2007,
most recently as Director Strategic Business Development of Carl Zeiss Meditec
and Managing Director of Carl Zeiss SMT Ltd.

Tecan CEO David Martyr commented: "During our time together at Leica
Microsystems, I came to know Stefan Traeger as a strong leader who has
achieved significant successes. He resolutely aligned the Life Science
division, the largest division at Leica Microsystems, to the needs of the
market, increased sales considerably and raised profitability significantly.
He also very successfully integrated two acquired companies into the existing
business. We are delighted that Stefan Traeger will now bolster the Tecan
management team in this vital position."

Stefan Traeger holds a PhD from the University of Hannover, Germany, and an
MBA from Purdue University. He is 45 years old and a German citizen.

About Tecan

Tecan (www.tecan.com) is a leading global provider of laboratory instruments
and solutions in biopharmaceuticals, forensics and clinical diagnostics. The
company specializes in the development, production and distribution of
automated workflow solutions for laboratories in the life sciences sector. Its
clients include pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, university
research departments, forensic and diagnostic laboratories. As an original
equipment manufacturer (OEM), Tecan is also a leader in developing and
manufacturing OEM instruments and components that are then distributed by
partner companies. Founded in Switzerland in 1980, the company has
manufacturing, research and development sites in both Europe and North America
and maintains a sales and service network in 52 countries. In 2011, Tecan
generated sales of CHF377million (USD424million; EUR306million).
Registered shares of Tecan Group are traded on the SIX Swiss Exchange (TK:
TECN/Reuters: TECZn.S/Swiss security number: 1210019).

For further information:
Tecan Group

Martin Brändle

Head of Corporate Communications & Investor Relations

Tel. +41 (0) 44 922 84 30

Fax +41 (0) 44 922 88 89

investor@tecan.com

www.tecan.com

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