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Veeco Announces Public Offering of Its Common Stock

October, 26, 2009

PLAINVIEW, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 26, 2009-- Veeco Instruments Inc. (Nasdaq: VECO) announced today that it has commenced an underwritten public offering of up to 5,000,000 shares of its common stock. The offering includes a 30-day option for the underwriters to purchase up to 750,000 additional shares to cover overallotments, if any. Veeco intends to use the proceeds for general corporate purposes, including potential acquisitions.

Citi and J.P. Morgan are serving as joint book-running managers for the offering. Canaccord Adams Inc. and Piper Jaffray & Co. are acting as co-managers.

The shares will be issued pursuant to a shelf registration statement that was filed with the SEC and became effective earlier today. A copy of the preliminary prospectus supplement and related base prospectus for the offering has been filed with the SEC and is available on the SEC's website, . Alternatively, copies of the preliminary prospectus supplement and the related base prospectus for the offering may be obtained from Citi Prospectus Department, Brooklyn Army Terminal, 140 58th Street, Brooklyn, New York 11220 (Tel. 800-831-9146), or J.P. Morgan Securities Inc., c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, New York, 11717 (Tel. 631-254-1735).

This press release is for informational purposes only and is not an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any security of Veeco, nor will there be any sale of such security in any jurisdiction in which such offer, sale or solicitation would be unlawful. Any offer will be made only by means of a prospectus supplement and related base prospectus or by a free writing prospectus in accordance with SEC rules.

About Veeco

Veeco Instruments Inc. manufactures enabling solutions for customers in the HB-LED, solar, data storage, semiconductor, scientific research and industrial markets. We have leading technology positions in our three businesses: LED & Solar Process Equipment, Data Storage Process Equipment, and Metrology Instruments. Veeco’s manufacturing and engineering facilities are located in New York, New Jersey, California, Colorado, Arizona, Massachusetts and Minnesota. Global sales and service offices are located throughout the U.S., Europe, Japan and APAC.

To the extent that this news release discusses expectations or otherwise makes statements about the future, such statements are forward-looking and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made. These risks include, but are not limited to, fluctuations in the market price of Veeco's stock, Veeco's future operating results, other acquisition and investment opportunities available to Veeco, general business and market conditions and other factors. Additional information concerning these and other risk factors may be found in the Business Description and Management's Discussion and Analysis sections of Veeco's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2008 and in our subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, current reports on Form 8-K and press releases. Except as required under the federal securities laws and the rules and regulations of the SEC, Veeco does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect future events or circumstances after the date of such statements.

Source: Veeco Instruments Inc.

Veeco Instruments Inc.
Debra Wasser, SVP Investor Relations & Corporate Communications
516-677-0200 x1472

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