Newport to Report Fourth Quarter and Year-End Results on January 29

Irvine, California, UNITED STATES

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 23, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Newport Corporation (Nasdaq:NEWP) said that on Tuesday, January 29, 2002 the company will release results for its fourth quarter ended December 31, 2001. The company also said that Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Robert G. Deuster and Chief Financial Officer Charles F. Cargile will host an investor conference call that same day at 5:00 p.m. Eastern time to review the company's financial results and business outlook.

The call will be open to all interested investors through a live audio Web broadcast via the Internet at and For those who are not available to listen to the live broadcast, the call will be archived through 8:00 p.m., Eastern time, Tuesday, February 12, on both Web sites. A telephonic playback of the conference call will also be available through 8:00 p.m., Eastern time, Tuesday, February 5. Please call (800) 633-8284 (domestic) or (858) 812-6440 (international) and use Reservation No. 20258313.

About Newport Corporation

Newport Corporation is a global leader in the design, manufacture and marketing of high precision components, instruments and integrated systems to the fiber optic communications, semiconductor equipment, aerospace, research and industrial metrology markets. The company's innovative products are designed to enhance productivity and capabilities in test and measurement and automated assembly for precision manufacturing, engineering and research applications. Customers include Fortune 500 corporations, technology companies and research laboratories in commercial, academic and government sectors worldwide. Newport is part of the Standard & Poor's Midcap 400 Index.


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