Luxottica and Essilor form joint-venture for the Australian and New Zealand markets

08 Feb 2010 - 07:32 PM

Luxottica Group (MTA: LUX; NYSE: LUX), a leader in the design, manufacturing and distribution of premium fashion, luxury and sports eyewear, and Essilor International (NYSE Euronext: EI), the world leader in ophthalmic lenses, announced today that the two companies have formed a long-term joint-venture for the Australian and New-Zealand markets.

Under the terms of the agreement, the joint-venture will manage Eyebiz Pty Limited, Luxottica’s Sydney-based optical lens finishing laboratory, which, as a result of this alliance, will be majority-controlled by Essilor. 
Eyebiz will continue to supply all of Luxottica’s retail optical outlets in Australia and New Zealand: OPSM, Budget Eyewear and Laubman & Pank.  
The Eyebiz management team will remain in place and report to the new Board, comprised of Essilor International and Luxottica representatives.


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