CooperVision, Inc., through its newly established Japanese company Aime Corp., has signed an agreement to acquire Asahikasei Aime Co., Ltd.’s operations for the sale and research and development (R&D) of contact lenses and related products.

CooperVision is a US-based manufacturer of contact lenses, while Asahikasei Aime is a Japan-based subsidiary of Asahi Kasei Corporation engaged in the manufacture of contact lenses.

Pursuant to this transfer, scheduled to occur on December 1, 2010, Asahi Kasei Aime will continue to manufacture contact lenses and related products.

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