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Newport Corporation (NEWP) Chairman and CEO to Ring the NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell

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MEDIA ADVISORY, Aug. 14, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) --

What: Robert Deuster, Chairman and CEO of Newport Corporation (NEWP), will preside over the opening bell. Where: NASDAQ MarketSite -- 4 Times Square -- 43rd & Broadway -- Broadcast Studio When: Tuesday August 15th, 2006 at 9:30 a.m. EDT Contacts: Company Contact: Newport Corporation Charles F. Cargile, Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer 949.863.3144 E-mail: investor@newport.com Website: www.newport.com Investor Relations Contact: Makinson Cowell (U.S.) Dan Peoples 858.552.8146 E-mail: dan.peoples@makinson-cowell.com NASDAQ MarketSite: Stephanie Lowenthal; 646.441.5220

Feed Information:

The opening bell is available from 9:20 a.m. to 9:35 a.m. on uplink IA-5 C-band/transponder 14. The downlink frequency is 3980 horizontal; audio: 6.2/6.8. The feed can also be found on Waterfront fiber 1623. If you have any questions, please contact Stephanie Lowenthal at (646) 441-5220.

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To obtain a hi-resolution photograph of the Market Open, please go to http://www.nasdaq.com/reference/marketsite_events.stm and click on the market open of your choice.

About Newport Corporation (NEWP):

Newport Corporation is a leading global supplier of advanced-technology products and systems to scientific research, microelectronics, life and health sciences, aerospace and defense/security, and general industrial markets. The company provides components and integrated subsystems to manufacturers of semiconductor processing equipment, biomedical instrumentation and medical devices, advanced automated assembly and test systems to manufacturers of communications and electronics devices, and a broad array of high-precision systems, components and instruments to commercial, academic and government customers worldwide. Newport's innovative solutions leverage its expertise in high-power semiconductor, solid-state and ultrafast lasers, photonics instrumentation, precision automation, sub-micron positioning systems, vibration isolation and optical subsystems to enhance the capabilities and productivity of its customers' manufacturing, engineering and research applications. Newport is part of the Standard & Poor's Midcap 400 Index and the Russell 2000 Index.

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