Tecan Group AG : Tecan publishes 2012 Annual Report and notice of its Annual General Meeting

 Tecan Group AG : Tecan publishes 2012 Annual Report and notice of its Annual
                               General Meeting

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Männedorf, Switzerland, March 27, 2013 - The Tecan Group (SIX Swiss Exchange:
TECN) today announced the publication of its 2012 Annual Report in the
Investor Relations section of the company's website at www.tecan.com. An iPad
App for the Tecan Financial Reports is available from the App Store. Tecan
already published its 2012 financial results in a press release and at the
Press Briefing on Annual Results and Analysts' Conference held on March 7,
2013. Today also saw the publication and dispatch of the notice of the Annual
General Meeting of the Tecan Group AG. The Annual General Meeting will take
place on April 17, 2013. The notice is also published on the company's

Further increase in distribution to shareholders
On the  basis  of a  strong  balance sheet  and  a sustainable  good  business 
outlook, Tecan intends  to increase  its profit  distribution to  shareholders 
again. The Board  of Directors will  therefore propose a  20% increase in  the 
dividend from  CHF1.25 to  CHF1.50  per share  to  the shareholders  at  the 
Company's Annual General Meeting on April 17, 2013. The dividend will be  paid 
out in part from the available capital contribution reserve, and this  portion 
of CHF 1.00 is therefore not subject to withholding tax.

Election to the Board of Directors
As previously announced, the Board of  Directors will propose the election  of 
Dr. Christa Kreuzberg  as a  new member  of the  Board at  the Annual  General 
Meeting. Dr. Kreuzburg is an experienced manager from the pharma industry, and
has held a range of management positions at Bayer AG. Most recently, she was a
member of  the Executive  Committee  of Bayer  HealthCare  and Head  of  Bayer 
Schering Pharma Europe/Canada.

The Board will also propose the reelection of current members Rolf A. Classon,
Heinrich Fischer, Dr. Oliver S. Fetzer, Gérard Vaillant, Erik Walldén and Dr.
Karen Huebscher for a further one-year term. Dominique F. Baly will not seek
reelection at this year's Annual General Meeting.

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 2012, Tecan
generated sales of CHF391million (USD416million; EUR323million).
Registered shares of Tecan Group are traded on the SIX Swiss Exchange (TECN;
ISIN CH0012100191).

For further information:
Tecan Group
Martin Braendle
Head of Corporate Communications & Investor Relations
Tel. +41 (0) 44 922 84 30
Fax +41 (0) 44 922 88 89

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