Newport Corporation to Present at Merrill Lynch Global Communications Conference

Irvine, California, UNITED STATES


IRVINE, Calif., March 7, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- Newport Corporation (Nasdaq:NEWP) today announced that Robert G. Deuster, president and chief executive officer, and Charles F. Cargile, vice president and chief financial officer, will make a presentation to the investment community on Monday, March 11, 2002, at 3:45 p.m. Eastern time at Merrill Lynch's Global Communications Conference 2002 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York.

During the conference, Deuster and Cargile will review the company's operations, financial performance and discuss its position as a leading provider of high-precision components, instruments and integrated systems to the fiber optic communications, semiconductor equipment, aerospace, research and industrial metrology markets.

Interested investors can access a live webcast of Newport's presentation on the company's Web site that day and time at www.newport.com/investors.

About Newport Corporation

Newport Corporation is a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-precision components, instruments and integrated systems for 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 and the Russell 2000 SmallCap Index.



        

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