Essilor : Weekly Announcement of Treasury Share Transactions

  Essilor : Weekly Announcement of Treasury Share Transactions

                            Share Buyback Program

Business Wire

CHARENTON-LE-PONT, France -- May 27, 2013

Regulatory News:

Essilor (Paris:EI):

Share category: ordinary shares (ISIN: FR0000121667)
Description of the program presented in the Registration Document submitted to
the French securities regulator (AMF) on April 2, 2013.

In accordance with Article 241-4 of the AMF’s Règlement Général and in line
with the share buyback program approved by shareholders at their Annual
Meeting of May 16, 2013, Essilor International hereby announces that the
following share buybacks were conducted between May 20, 2013 and May 24, 2013:

Session     Number of shares  Weighted average price  Amount (in €)
             purchased          (in €)
20/05/2013  11,890            87.9520                 1,045,749.28
23/05/2013  10,497            87.8371                 922,024.99
TOTAL       22,387                                   1,967,774.27

These transactions did not involve the use of derivative instruments.

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 more than €150 million to research and innovation 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 50,700 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.
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The Essilor share trades on the NYSE Euronext Paris market and is included in
the Euro Stoxx 50 and CAC 40 indices.
Codes and symbols: ISIN: FR FR0000121667; Reuters: ESSI.PA; Bloomberg: EI:FP.


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