Essilor: Disclosure of Share Capital and Voting Rights Outstanding as of December 31, 2012

Mon Jan 7, 2013 12:10pm EST

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(Pursuant to Article L.233-8 II of the French Commercial Code and articles 221-1
and 223-16 of the General Regulations of the Autorité des Marchés Financiers) 
CHARENTON-LE-PONT, France--(Business Wire)--
Regulatory News: 

As of December 31, 2012, shares and voting rights outstanding of Essilor
(Paris:EI), the world leader in ophthalmic optics, broke down as follows:

                                                                                                            December 31, 2012  
 Shares outstanding                                                                                         214,724,040        
 Exercisable voting rights                                                                                  226,009,144        
 Total voting rights, based on all outstanding shares, including shares stripped of their voting rights*    230,396,621        

(*)Shares held by the Company, either in treasury or under the liquidity

 About Essilor                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
The world`s leading ophthalmic optics company, Essilor designs, manufactures and markets a wide range of lenses to improve and protect eyesight. Its corporate mission is to enable everyone around the world to access lenses that meet his or her unique vision requirements. To support this mission, the Company allocates around €150 million to research and development every year, in a commitment to continuously bring new, more effective products to market. Essilor`s flagship brands are Varilux®, Crizal®,      
 Definity®, Xperio®, Optifog and Foster Grant®. It also develops and markets equipment, instruments and services for eyecare professionals.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
Essilor reported consolidated revenue of €4.2 billion in 2011 and employs around 48,700 people in some 100 countries. It operates 19 plants, a total of 390 prescription laboratories and edging facilities, as well as several research and development centers around the world.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
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The Essilor share trades on the NYSE Euronext Paris market and is included in the CAC 40 and Euro Stoxx 50 indexes.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Codes and symbols:ISIN:FR0000121667; Reuters:ESSI.PA; Bloomberg:EI:FP.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

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