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03-05-2014, Arlington, Va.

SCHOTT Finalizes Federally Focused Subsidiary

SCHOTT Defense, now operating as a separate focused enterprise, is now fully positioned to serve the U.S. Government customer and to develop high-tech materials and glasses to protect the American warfighter.

SCHOTT North America, Inc. today announced the creation of SCHOTT Defense, legally known as SCHOTT Government Services, LLC, marking the final stage in the planned strategic separation between SCHOTT North America, Inc. and its defense segment. As part of SCHOTT Defense’s formation, General Michael Williams, USMC (Ret.), Dr. Marvin Sambur, and General John Corley, USAF (Ret.), will bring years of defense and manufacturing expertise to the company as Outside Directors to the Board.

SCHOTT has been a leading supplier of advanced and high-performance glass technologies to the U.S. defense market for more than 40 years and established a U.S. based business development and liaison office in Washington in 2007 to improve the interface between government requirements generation functions, program managers, defense customers, and SCHOTT’s U.S. based manufacturing sites. SCHOTT Defense currently collaborates with the U.S. Federal Government and prime contractors on research and development projects and procurement initiatives to improve the warfighter’s ability to confront the military challenges of the 21st century. SCHOTT’s highly durable glass and glass-ceramic materials and components are key enablers for a broad range of military equipment, including tactical wheeled military vehicle armor, night vision systems, directed energy programs, and sensitive ordnance and missile systems.

“The final completion of the SCHOTT Defense transition allows us to further strengthen and secure our long-term partnership with the U.S. military, as well as optimize market access to the most sensitive U.S. defense, intelligence, and homeland security programs,” said Major General Scott Custer, USAF (Ret.), President and CEO of SCHOTT Defense. “As the defense community continues to seek sensitive technology solutions to enhance operational capability and performance, SCHOTT Defense now has more access and flexibility to deliver innovations to protect the warfighter while reducing redundancy and minimizing life cycle costs.”

About SCHOTT Defense
SCHOTT has been supplying the U.S. defense market with advanced technologies for over 40 years. The company’s product range, ready to serve the defense and security industries, includes fiber optics, optical and filter glasses, glass and glass-ceramic for armor, and hermetic packages for protecting sensitive electronic components.

About SCHOTT SCHOTT is an international technology group with more than 130 years of experience in the areas of specialty glasses and materials and advanced technologies. SCHOTT ranks number one in the world with many of its products. Its core markets are the household appliance, pharmaceutical, electronics, optics and transportation industries. The company is strongly committed to contributing to its customers’ success and making SCHOTT an important part of people’s lives with high-quality products and intelligent solutions. SCHOTT is committed to managing its business in a sustainable manner and supporting its employees, society and the environment. The SCHOTT Group maintains close proximity to its customers with manufacturing and sales units in 35 countries. Its workforce of 15,400 employees generated worldwide sales of $2.5 billion for the 2012/2013 fiscal year.

Press contact:

Victoria Sanville
SCHOTT Defense
Office: 703-418-1409, ext. 112

Mike Lizun on behalf of SCHOTT
Office: 610-642-1435

Further information
SCHOTT North America, Inc.
Barbara Augenblick
555 Taxter Road
Elmsford, NY 10523
Phone: 914-831-2285
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