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VISHAY ANNOUNCES PURCHASE OF 19 PERCENT INTEREST IN ROEDERSTEIN GMBH

VISHAY ANNOUNCES PURCHASE OF 19 PERCENT INTEREST IN ROEDERSTEIN GMBH
 MALVERN, Pa., March 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Felix Zandman, chairman and chief executive officer, announced today that Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. (NYSE: VSH) has purchased a 19 percent interest in Roederstein GmbH and has an option to acquire the remainder of the company within two years.
 Roederstein, located in Landshut, Germany, is a leading European manufacturer of passive electronic components including resistors and capacitors. The company is privately held and had annual sales in 1991 of approximately $300 million.
 Zandman stated: "This investment will enable both companies to explore potential cost savings in all segments of our passive components businesses."
 Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. is a leading U.S. and European producer of a wide range of electronic resistors, resistive sensors and tantalum capacitors. It is also a major producer of other types of passive electronic components. The company's products are used in a broad range of industries.
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 /CONTACT: Robert A. Freece, vice president and treasurer of Vishay Intertechnology, 215-644-1300/
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