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2014-04-14

Annual General Meeting 2014: Tecan shareholders endorse all motions proposed by the Board of Directors

Tecan Group AG / Annual General Meeting 2014: Tecan shareholders endorse all
motions proposed bythe Board of Directors . Processed and transmitted by
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content of this announcement.
* Dividend of CHF 1.50 per share
* Compensation Report approved in advisory vote
* Rolf Classon, Heinrich Fischer, Oliver Fetzer, Karen Huebscher, Christa
Kreuzburg, Gérard Vaillant and Erik Walldén re-elected as members of the
Board of Directors
* Rolf Classon confirmed by shareholders as Chairman of the Board
* Oliver Fetzer and Christa Kreuzburg confirmed as members of the
Compensation Committee
* Authorized capital extended until April 2016
* Amendments to Articles of Incorporation to implement a new Ordinance

Männedorf, Switzerland, April 14, 2014 -
The Annual General Meeting of Tecan Group Ltd. (SIX Swiss Exchange: TECN) has
today endorsed all motions proposed by the Board of Directors. Shareholders
approved the Annual Report, the financial statements and the consolidated
financial statements, and granted discharge to the Board of Directors and the
Management Board. They also approved an unchanged dividend versus the
previous year of CHF 1.50 per registered share. The payout will take place on
April 23, 2014.

The Compensation Report, submitted for an advisory vote for the third year,
was again accepted by shareholders.

All members of the Tecan Board of Directors, Heinrich Fischer, Dr. Oliver
Fetzer, Dr. Karen Huebscher, Dr. Christa Kreuzburg, Gérard Vaillant, Erik
Walldén and Rolf Classon, were re-elected for a further one-year term. Rolf
Classon was confirmed by shareholders as Chairman of the Board. Dr. Oliver
Fetzer and Dr. Christa Kreuzburg were elected by shareholders as members of
the Compensation Committee.

KPMG AG, Zurich, was confirmed as the statutory auditors for fiscal year 2014.

Shareholders approved the motion proposed by the Board of Directors to appoint
Proxy Voting Services GmbH, Zurich, as the independent proxy for the period
up to the close of the Tecan Group 29th Annual General Meeting in 2015.

Board Chairman Rolf Classon commented: "I thank shareholders for their vote of
confidence in the work of the Board and our mandated committees as well as in
myself as Chairman."

Amendments to the Articles of Incorporation to increase financial flexibility
and to meet new statutory requirements
Shareholders approved an amendment to the Articles of Incorporation to extend
the authorized capital to April 14, 2016. This will give Tecan additional
financial flexibility to exploit external growth opportunities.

Shareholders also approved a series of amendments to the Articles of
Incorporation, enabling Tecan to already implement the provisions of the
Swiss government Ordinance Against Excessive Compensation in Listed Companies
(OeEC) to a large extend. The Ordinance was passed following approval by the
Swiss population of an initiative in spring 2013, widely known as Minder
Initiative.

Next key date
Tecan will publish the 2014 Interim Report on August 13, 2014.

About Tecan
Tecan (www.tecan.com) is a leading global provider of laboratory instruments
and solutions

in biopharmaceuticals, forensics and clinical diagnostics. The company
specializes in the development, production and distribution of automated
workflow solutions for laboratories in the life sciences sector. Its clients
include pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, university research
departments, and forensic and diagnostic laboratories. As an original
equipment manufacturer (OEM), Tecan is also a leader in developing and
manufacturing OEM instruments and components that are then distributed by
partner companies. Founded in Switzerland in 1980, the company has
manufacturing, research and development sites in both Europe and North
America and maintains a sales and service network in 52 countries. In 2013,
Tecan generated sales of CHF 388 million (USD 419 million; EUR 316 million).
Registered shares of Tecan Group are traded on the SIX Swiss Exchange (TECN;
ISIN CH0012100191).

Further information:

Tecan Group
Martin Brändle
Head of Corporate Communications&Investor Relations
Tel. +41 (0) 44 922 84 30
Fax +41 (0) 44 922 88 89
investor@tecan.com

www.tecan.com

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