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Credence Systems Corporation (CMOS)

2/24/2006 Proxy Information

The Company’s Restated Certificate of Incorporation and Restated Bylaws provide for indemnification of directors and officers of the Company. Each of the current directors and executive officers of the Company has entered into separate indemnification agreements with the Company.

Dipanjan Deb is a founder of Francisco Partners, L.P. and has been a partner of Francisco Partners, L.P. since its formation in August 1999. Prior to the Company’s acquisition of NPTest Holding Corporation, pursuant to an amended advisory agreement with Francisco Partners, L.P., NPTest Holding Corporation made certain payments to Francisco Partners, L.P. for services provided to NPTest Holding Corporation.

There are no material proceedings to which a director, officer or affiliate of the Company, any owner of record of or beneficially of more than five percent of any class of voting securities of the company, or any associate of any such director, officer or affiliate of the Company or security holder is a party adverse to the Company or any of its subsidiaries or has a material interest adverse to the Company or any of its subsidiaries.

2/24/2005 Proxy Information

Dipanjan Deb is a founder of Francisco Partners, L.P. and has been a partner of Francisco Partners, L.P. since its formation in August 1999. Prior to the Company’s acquisition of NPTest Holding Corporation, pursuant to an amended advisory agreement with Francisco Partners, L.P., NPTest Holding Corporation made certain payments to Francisco Partners, L.P. for services provided to NPTest Holding Corporation.

William G. Howard served as Chairman of Credence Systems Corporation from December 1998 to August 2001 and as interim Chief Executive Officer from December 1998 to July 1999.

2/23/2004 Proxy Information

Thomas Franz, a non-employee member of the Board of Directors, is a Corporate Vice President of Intel Corporation. For the year ended October 31, 2003, the Company sold approximately $15,100,000 of products and services to Intel. The amounts receivable from Intel were approximately $3,500,000 at October 31, 2003.