Leica reported a boost in sales.

Leica Geosystems, Heerbrugg, Switzerland, reported a 19 percent increase in sales for the fiscal year ending March 31. Sales increased to 642.4 million Swiss Francs and Earnings Before Interest, Tax, Depreciation and Amortization of CHF 97.5m, a rise of 32.4 percent. The increase continues a three-year trend of record sales numbers and operating profit growth for Leica. CEO Hans Hess said he anticipates double-digit growth for the upcoming fiscal year 2002. For more information, visit www.leica-geosystems.com, Investor Relations.