Menicon Appoints Manuel Martin Chief Financial Officer for Europe

By Menicon Co. Ltd., PRNE
Tuesday, April 26, 2011

NAGOYA, Japan, April 27, 2011 - Menicon Co., Ltd. announced the appointment of Manuel Martin as Chief
Financial Officer for Europe on April 27.

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Martin joins Menicon with over 15 years' experience in finance covering
diverse companies and sectors. During this time, he has headed projects on
organizational change, working capital, methods for controlling and auditing,
and new business strategies as well as implementation of internal processes
and systems.

Over the past three years, he has been the Chief Financial Officer for a
large Spanish real estate valuation company, where he was responsible for the
implementation of all financial policies and internal control systems both
nationally and internationally, as well as supporting the launch of new
companies and business units. More recently, he has been actively involved in
M&A projects ultimately leading to managing the sale of the company to the
biggest venture capital firm in the USA.

Martin has a degree in Business Administration, a Masters in Business
Administration and a Masters in Finance.

"I am thrilled to join the Menicon team," said Martin. "Menicon has made
several key acquisitions in recent years, becoming a growing and innovative
industry leader. Coming in at such an exciting and crucial time in Menicon's
corporate history, I will do my best in building Menicon into a global

Toshio Matsushima, Menicon's General Manager, Global Business Strategies,
commented: "We are very happy to welcome Mr. Martin on board. The depth of
his experience and leadership in guiding world-class operations in companies
of very different nature is a tremendous asset to Menicon."

About Menicon:

Menicon Co., Ltd. (, founded by Mr. Kyoichi Tanaka in
1951, is Japan's first and largest contact lens manufacturer, and now is
represented in over 30 countries. Menicon is a manufacturer dedicated to all
areas of soft and GP contact lens-related businesses including material
development, lens designing, and manufacturing of contact lenses and care
solutions. Menicon is a world leader in the development of hyper-Dk GP
(Menicon Z) and soft contact lenses (Menicon PremiO).

    Menicon Co., Ltd.
    Toshio Matsushima
    Global Business Strategies
    Tel: +81-52-937-5021
    Fax: +81-52-935-1121

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