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Oclaro and Opnext Agree to Merge


Oclaro, Inc. (Nasdaq: OCLR) and Opnext, Inc. (Nasdaq: OPXT) today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement to merge in an all-stock transaction. Under the terms of agreement, Opnext shareholders will receive a fixed ratio of 0.42 shares of Oclaro common stock for every share of Opnext common stock they own.

The Oclaro and Opnext merger is expected to mark a major transformation in the optical industry, bringing together over 30 years of combined telecom and datacom optical technology innovation. The merger will create a new industry leader in the fast-growing optical components and modules market, forecast to reach $9.2 billion in 2015.[1] The broad product portfolio, technology innovation, engineering resources, cost structure and strategic customer relationships of the combined company are expected to expand its opportunities for growth and to create long-term shareholder value.

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