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Sale of Swiss-Photonics AG by BAE Systems

January 2011

BAE Systems has sold its Swiss-Photonics AG group to Forensic Technology WAI Inc. for a cash consideration of approximately US$10.9 million, including cash held in the disposed business. The Swiss-Photonics group's Heerbrugg, Switzerland-based business generated sales in 2009 of $8.3 million and employs 36 people in the manufacture of forensic science products including optical components for inspection systems.

BAE Systems has been advised by Bär & Karrer in the transaction. The team included Michael Trippel and Felix Kappeler.

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