Re: 3D Stock

From: Jim Rollins (
Date: Wed Sep 24 1997 - 01:18:58 EEST

Joe, it probably is because of the press release that was sent

As follows:

Monday September 22 4:12 PM EDT

Company Press Release

3D Systems Completes Acquisition of `Stereos' Business from
German Competitor

VALENCIA, Calif., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ --3D Systems Corporation
(Nasdaq:NMS - news) announced
today that it completed the acquisition of the rapid prototyping
``Stereos'' product line and business from
EOS GmbH of Germany, 3D's major European competitor.

Under the terms of the agreement, 3D will pay $3.25 million dollars,
subject to certain adjustments based on
final determination of the value of the assets acquired, issue a warrant
to buy 150,000 of 3D's common shares
at $8.00 a share within the next three years, and grant EOS exclusive
licenses to 3D patents relating to laser

Additionally, 3D stated that under the terms of the agreement it would
settle all patent infringement and unfair
competition lawsuits brought in 1993 and 1994 against EOS and an EOS
customer, as well as all
patent-office proceedings between the two companies.

Jim Rollins                     
Dir. Scanning Services          
Scientific Measurement Systems (SMS)
2210 Denton Drive                         Tel. 512-837-4712
Suite 106                                 Fax  512-837-9082
Austin, Texas 78758

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