3D to Acquire EOS

From: Terry T. Wohlers (twohlers@compuserve.com)
Date: Thu Jun 26 1997 - 23:54:34 EEST

Hello everyone,

More news! In a very recent press release, 3D Systems announced that they
are in discussions to acquire a majority interest in EOS GmbH. The
following is the first part of the press release:

VALENCIA, Calif., June 26--3D Systems Corporation and Carl Zeiss Jena GmbH
of Germany, a member of the Carl Zeiss Group, today announced an agreement
in principle for 3D to acquire a majority interest in a Zeiss subsidiary,
EOS GmbH, a major European supplier of rapid prototyping systems.

The definitive agreement, under which 3D would acquire Zeiss' 75.1% stake
in EOS, is expected to be finalized within 10 days and will be subject to
the expiration of a minority investor's preemptive right to acquire the
majority interest. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.


Should be a good match. Assuming the deal goes through, my congratulations
to both companies!

Terry Wohlers
Wohlers Associates, Inc.

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