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Oclaro Completes Sales of Thin Film Filter Business and Interleaver Product Line

Initial Cash Proceeds of $23 Million Received December 3, 2012

SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Oclaro, Inc. (NASDAQ: OCLR), a tier-one provider and innovator of optical communications and laser solutions, today announced that it has completed the sale of the assets of its Santa Rosa thin film filter business to Photop Technologies, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of II-VI Incorporated (NASDAQ: IIVI), a global leader in engineered materials and opto-electronic components.  As part of the agreement, Oclaro also sold its interleaver product line to Photop Koncent, Inc. (FuZhou), a wholly owned subsidiary of II-VI. The transactions were completed on December 3, 2012.

Initial proceeds of $23 million were received on December 3, 2012.  Total consideration to Oclaro for these transactions will be in the form of cash proceeds of $27 million, including the $23 million received on December 3, 2012, plus $3 million payable on or before December 28, 2012, and $1 million to be held in escrow until December 31, 2013.

About Oclaro

Oclaro, Inc. (NASDAQ: OCLR) is one of the largest providers of lasers and optical components, modules and subsystems for the optical communications, industrial and consumer laser markets. The company is a global leader dedicated to photonics innovation, with cutting-edge research and development (R&D) and chip fabrication facilities in the U.S., U.K., Italy, Switzerland, Israel, Korea and Japan. It has in-house and contract manufacturing sites in China, Malaysia and Thailand, with design, sales and service organizations in most of the major regions around the world. For more information, visit http://www.oclaro.com.

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release contains statements about management's future expectations, plans or prospects of Oclaro and its business, and these statements, together with the assumptions underlying these statements, constitute forward-looking statements for the purposes of the safe harbor provisions of The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements include statements concerning (i) the receipt of the remaining $4 million proceeds of the sale of the Santa Rosa business and interleaver product line, and (ii) our market position and future operating prospects. Such statements can be identified by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historical or current facts and may contain words such as "anticipate," "estimate," "expect," "project," "intend," "plan," "believe," "will," "should," "outlook," "could," "target," and other words and terms of similar meaning in connection with any discussion of future operations or financial performance. There are a number of important factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements, which are described in Oclaro's most recent annual report on Form 10-K, quarterly report on Form 10-Q and other documents we periodically file with the SEC. The forward-looking statements included in this announcement represent Oclaro's view as of the date of this announcement. Oclaro anticipates that subsequent events and developments may cause Oclaro's views and expectations to change. Oclaro specifically disclaims any intention or obligation to update any forward-looking statements as a result of developments occurring after the date of this announcement.

Copyright  2012. All rights reserved. Oclaro, the Oclaro logo, and certain other Oclaro trademarks and logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of Oclaro, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the U.S. and other countries. Information in this release is subject to change without notice.

                                                                                                                                                      

SOURCE Oclaro, Inc.

 

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