Sales of Stock by Officers to Settle Tax Liabilities

Cambridgeshire, UNITED KINGDOM


CAMBRIDGE, United Kingdom, Dec. 27, 2006 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Cambridge Display Technology, Inc. (Nasdaq:OLED), a pioneer in the development of polymer light emitting diode (P-OLED) technology, reported that on December 26, 2006 and pursuant to a stock compensation plan which was established in December 2004 when the company completed its IPO, the Company issued 200,295 shares of its common stock to four employees.

The shares issued include 140,000 shares to David Fyfe, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and 48,000 shares to S. B. Cha, Vice President, Commercial, in exchange for restricted stock unit awards which were made at the time of the Company's IPO.

Under terms of the plan, once these shares are issued, the recipients are required to make arrangements to settle tax liabilities. On December 26, 2006, the recipients sold, in the aggregate, approximately 73,000 shares to settle such tax liabilities. Fyfe and Cha sold 49,400 and 19,083 shares respectively. All the proceeds of these sales are being remitted to the appropriate taxing authorities.

The remaining shares issued and to be issued under the Plan may not be sold until November 24, 2009 unless certain conditions are met.

About CDT

Cambridge Display Technology is a pioneer in the research, development and commercialization of polymer organic light emitting diodes (P-OLEDs), which are targeted for use in a wide range of electronic display products used for information management, communications and entertainment. Features include reduced power consumption, size, thickness and weight, wide viewing angle, superior video imaging performance and the potential for use on flexible display substrates. Current CDT licensees are actively developing their manufacturing strategies. Founded in 1992, the Company is headquartered in Cambridge, U.K. and listed on the NASDAQ Global Market under the ticker symbol "OLED." The Company's website is www.cdtltd.co.uk

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