FEI Company Shareholders Overwhelmingly Approve Proposed

FEI Company (Nasdaq: FEIC) announced that its shareholders overwhelmingly approved its proposed merger with Micrion Corporation (Nasdaq: MICN) at its annual meeting on June 10, 1999, in Hillsboro, Oregon. In addition, the shareholders approved several other proposals including authorization to issue shares to Philips Business Electronics International B.V. to finance the cash portion of the stock and cash merger consideration which will be paid to Micrion Corp shareholders. Micrion Corp shareholders also approved the merger the same day at a Micrion Corp. special shareholders' meeting. A closing date has not been set pending completion of Federal Trade Commission (FTC) review of the proposed merger. FEI President and CEO Vahe' A. Sarkissian commented, "We are pleased with the shareholder support for the merger. We look forward to obtaining Federal Trade Commission approval to enable us to bring our combined resources to the marketplace." FEI Company is a world leader in the design, manufacture, sale and support of charged particle beam systems and components. FEI products serve the semiconductor, data storage, life sciences and materials sciences markets. The unique combination of technologies in FEI systems enables customers to employ new diagnostics, analysis, device modification and process management functions that reduce time to market, improve product performance and cut costs. ots Original Text Service: FEI Company Internet: http://www.newsaktuell.de Contact: William P. Mooney, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, FEI Company, 503-640- 7537 Web site: http://www.feic.com

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