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Leica Pays Dividend for the First Time Since 1997

Leica Camera AG, Solms, finished the 2010/2011 financial year (1 April 2010 to 31 March 2011) with record sales. With total sales of €248.8 m, the Hessian company with a long tradition of manufacturing cameras and sport optics products increased its sales by 57.2% compared to the previous year (€158.2 m). The company’s earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) were almost six times higher. They rose from €7.4 m in the previous financial year to €41.5 m. The group profit was also higher than expected at €36.3 m, more than 11 times higher than the previous year (€3.2 m). At the company’s AGM on 12 August 2011, the board and supervisory board will propose that the shareholders distribute a dividend of €0.30 per share as a result of the positive balance. This would be the company’s first dividend payment since 1997...


Leica Expects Moderate Growth After Record Year

The Leica Camera 2011/2011 Annual Report is out (but only in German presently). In a nutshell, from FinanzNachrichten.de...


Interview with Dr. Andreas Kaufmann and Alex Majoli

Leica Announces Super-Elmar 21mm f/3.4 ASPH

Today's the big day in Paris, at the joint Magnum-Leica event.

Just announced is the new Leica Super-Elmar 21mm f/3.4 ASPH - here's the press release...

Leica Releases v1.162 Firmware for M9

Today Leica has released the latest firmware for the M9, v1.162. You can download it here, along with the instructions and a list of the improvements. The improvements for this release are...