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MKS Announces Effective Date of Share Consolidation

Waterloo, ON - July 23, 2009: MKS Inc., (MKS) (TSX: MKX) the global application lifecycle management (ALM) technology leader, today announced that the share consolidation described in its news release of July 20, 2009 will become effective at the opening of trading on July 27, 2009.

Waterloo, ON - July 23, 2009: MKS Inc., (MKS) (TSX: MKX) the global application lifecycle management (ALM) technology leader, today announced that the share consolidation described in its news release of July 20, 2009 will become effective at the opening of trading on July 27, 2009.

Letters of transmittal relating to the consolidation have been mailed to all registered shareholders indicating the procedure to follow in order to exchange their share certificates representing pre-consolidation common shares for new post-consolidation common share certificates. Additional copies of the letter of transmittal may be obtained through CIBC Mellon Trust Company at 416-643-5500 or toll free 1-800-387-0825 or by e-mail at inquiries@cibcmellon.com.

Further information relating to the consolidation may be found in the management information circular of MKS dated June 1, 2009, which is available on the SEDAR database at www.SEDAR.com.

About MKS

MKS Inc., the global application lifecycle management (ALM) technology leader, enables software engineering and IT organizations to seamlessly manage their worldwide software development activities. With its flagship product, MKS Integrity, MKS offers support for all software development activities through a single enterprise application, resulting in better global collaboration and higher productivity. MKS supports customers worldwide with offices across North America, Europe and Asia. For more information about MKS, visit our Web site at http://www.mks.com.

Copyright © 2009 MKS Inc. MKS and MKS Integrity are trademarks of MKS Inc. All other trademarks mentioned in this release are the property of their respective owners.

This news release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, which may cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made. When used in this document, the words "may", "would", "could", "will", "intend", "plan", "anticipate", "believe", "estimate", "expect" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements reflect MKS's current views with respect to future events and are subject to such risks and uncertainties. Many factors could cause MKS's actual results to differ materially from the statements made including those factors detailed from time to time in filings made by MKS with Canadian securities regulatory authorities. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should assumptions underlying the forward looking statements prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described herein as intended, planned, anticipated or expected. Although MKS believes the expectations represented by such forward looking statements are reasonable, there can be no assurance that those expectations will prove to be correct. MKS does not intend and does not assume any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

For further information contactâ„¢:
Douglas Sawatzky, Chief Financial Officer
MKS Inc.
Phone: 519-883-3252
Email: dsawatzky@mks.com

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