Essilor: Disclosure of Share Capital and Voting Rights Outstanding as of February 28, 2013

  Essilor: Disclosure of Share Capital and Voting Rights Outstanding as of
  February 28, 2013

(Pursuant to Article L.233-8 II of the French Commercial Code and articles
221-1 and 223-16 of the General Regulations of the Autorité des Marchés
Financiers)

Business Wire

CHARENTON-LE-PONT, France -- March 4, 2013

Regulatory News:

As of February 28, 2013, shares and voting rights outstanding of Essilor
(Paris:EI), the world leader in ophthalmic optics, broke down as follows:

                                                          February 28, 2013
Shares outstanding                                         214,875,909
Exercisable voting rights                                  226,131,714
Total voting rights, based on all outstanding shares,      230,826,378
including shares stripped of their voting rights*
(*) Shares held by the Company, either in treasury or under the liquidity
contract.

About Essilor

The world’s leading ophthalmic optics company, Essilor designs, manufactures
and markets a wide range of lenses to improve and protect eyesight. Its
corporate mission is to enable everyone around the world to access lenses that
meet his or her unique vision requirements. To support this mission, the
Company allocates around €150 million to research and development every year,
in a commitment to continuously bring new, more effective products to market.
Essilor’s flagship brands are Varilux^®, Crizal^®, Definity^®, Xperio^®,
Optifog^TM and Foster Grant^®. It also develops and markets equipment,
instruments and services for eyecare professionals.

Essilor reported consolidated revenue of approximately €5 billion in 2012 and
employs around 52,600 people in some 100 countries. It operates 22 plants,
more than 400 prescription laboratories and edging facilities, as well as
several research and development centers around the world.

For more information, please visit www.essilor.com.

The Essilor share trades on the NYSE Euronext Paris market and is included in
the EuroStoxx 50 and CAC 40 indices.

Codes and symbols: ISIN: FR FR0000121667; Reuters: ESSI.PA; Bloomberg: EI:FP.

Contact:

Investor Relations and Financial Communications
Phone: +33 (0)1 49 77 42 16
 
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