Oxford Instruments plc Pre-close Trading Update
10 April 2014

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.

As anticipated, there was a strong trading performance in the last quarter. The integration of Andor Technology is proceeding to plan and has aided the results; however this has been offset by the strength of sterling against our main trading currencies.  As a result we reiterate the guidance given in our February IMS that we expect performance for the year to be in-line with the prior year.

Oxford Instruments’ preliminary results for the year ended 31 March 2014 will be released on Tuesday 10 June.