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News Release
March 30, 1998


MIDDLEFIELD, CONNECTICUT (March 30, 1998)......Zygo Corporation (NASDAQ:ZIGO) announced today the election of Mr. William R. Grotevant to the new position of corporate vice president, human resources, reporting to Gary K. Willis, president and chief executive officer.

Mr. Grotevant, 46, joins ZYGO from Data General Corporation where he held the position of director, human resources, for their worldwide manufacturing organization. He has over 15 years of experience in human resource management in high technology environments. Mr. Grotevant has a BA from Colgate University and has also done advanced studies in labor relations at San Diego State University and international business and social science at Syracuse University.

Commenting on the election of Mr. Grotevant, Mr. Willis noted, "Bill has a very good grasp of the challenges facing high technology companies in this age of global competition. At ZYGO, as with many other technology companies, our people are our source of competitive advantage, and having a VP level individual manage our efforts to recruit and retain the best possible people is essential."

Zygo Corporation designs, develops, manufactures, and markets high performance measurement and yield improvement instruments, systems, and accessories used in high technology industries. The Company is headquartered in Middlefield, Connecticut, and also has operations in Asslar, Germany; Longmont, Colorado; and in Newbury Park, Sunnyvale, and Simi Valley, California.

This press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, which reflect the Company's current judgment on certain issues. Because such statements apply to future events, they are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual results to differ materially. Important factors which could cause actual results to differ materially are described in the Company's reports on Form 10-K and 10-Q on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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