Changes to Oerlikon's Board of Directors

Media release

Changes to Oerlikon's Board of Directors

Pfäffikon SZ (Switzerland), March 4, 2013 - Ahead of the upcoming Annual
General Meeting of Shareholders on April 30, 2013, the Company announces that
Board members Reyad Fezzani and Wolfgang Tölsner will not stand for
reelection.

For further information, please contact:

Burkhard Böndel                   Andreas Schwarzwälder
OC Oerlikon Management AG         OC Oerlikon Management AG
Head of Group Communications & IR Head of Investor Relations
T +41 58 360 96 02                T +41 58 360 96 22
F +41 58 360 98 02                F +41 58 360 98 22
pr@oerlikon.com                   ir@oerlikon.com

About Oerlikon

Oerlikon (SIX: OERL) is a leading high-tech industrial group specializing in
machine and plant engineering. The Company is a provider of innovative
industrial solutions and cutting-edge technologies for textile manufacturing,
drive, vacuum, coating, and advanced nanotechnology. A Swiss company with a
tradition going back over 100 years, Oerlikon is a global player with nearly
17 000 employees at over 150 locations in 2011 CHF 213 million (reported) in
R&D, with over 1 200 specialists working on future products and services. In
most areas, the operative businesses rank either first or second in their
respective global markets.

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