Pre-close Trading Update
09 April 2013

Oxford Instruments plc, a leading provider of high technology tools and systems for industry and research, is today issuing a trading statement ahead of entering its close period.

The company continues to trade in line with its “14 Cubed” objectives and expects adjusted profit before tax* for the year to 31 March 2013 to be in line with market expectations.

Oxford Instruments’ preliminary results for the year ended 31 March 2013 will be released on Tuesday 11 June.

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* Adjusting items comprise profit or loss on disposal of business lines, certain impairments, amortisation of acquired intangibles, reversal of acquisition related fair value adjustments to inventory, acquisition costs and mark to market gains or losses in respect of certain derivatives.

Enquiries:

Oxford Instruments plc
Tel:  01865 393 200
Jonathan Flint, Chief Executive  
Kevin Boyd, Group Finance Director

MHP Communications                
Tel:  020 3128 8100
Rachel Hirst
Ian Payne

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