HOYA Surgical Optics Announces Opening of New Global Headquarters

September 22, 2012

SINGAPORE, September 22, 2012 — HOYA Surgical Optics announced today the opening of its new global headquarters in Singapore.

In an open house launch event at the new headquarters attended by ophthalmologists, business partners, and local officials, Thomas A. Dunlap, President and CEO of HOYA Surgical Optics, said: “Our business has grown rapidly and become more globally integrated. We have had a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Singapore since 2003, and the integration of headquarter functions in 2011 enhanced our operational efficiency and brought us closer to customers in important emerging markets. The move to new offices in the Millenia Tower is the next phase in our ongoing growth strategy and will allow us to bring additional resources to our organization.”

The addition of capabilities in Singapore was further described as reinforcement of the important professional collaborations between HOYA Surgical Optics and Singapore’s leading ophthalmic and research institutions, as well as the valuable business collaboration between HOYA and the Singapore Economic Development Board.

Mr. Dunlap noted that the timing of the new headquarters coincides with the 25th anniversary of HOYA Surgical Optics and highlights their legacy of innovation in optics and customer care.

About HOYA Surgical Optics HOYA Surgical Optics is a leading global ophthalmic device company with an entrepreneurial spirit focused on what matters most to realize both exceptional patient outcomes and better practice results. Leveraging more than 70 years
of excellence in optics design and innovation that has been the hallmark of the HOYA Corporation, HOYA Surgical Optics provides ophthalmologists with innovative ophthalmic devices and services in key strategic segments that help them elevate their quality of care and business efficiencies.

About HOYA Corporation HOYA Corporation is a global technology company based in Tokyo, Japan, and the leading supplier of innovative and indispensable high-tech products based on advanced optics technologies. HOYA is active in three fields of business: Eye Care, PENTAX Medical, and Electro-Optics. HOYA has over 100 subsidiaries and affiliates, employs 32,000 people, and generates US$4.38 billion in annual revenue.

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