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Charles & Colvard and Cree Enter Into a New Exclusive Supply Agreement


Charles & Colvard, Ltd. (NASDAQ: CTHR), the sole source of created moissanite
and Forever Brilliant(R) , The World's Most Brilliant Gem(R) , entered into
a new Exclusive Supply Agreement on December 12, 2014 with Cree, Inc.
(NASDAQ: CREE) for purchases of silicon carbide (SiC) crystals.
The new Exclusive Supply Agreement supersedes and replaces the existing
Amended and Restated Exclusive Supply Agreement with Cree that is set to
expire in 2015. The new Exclusive Supply Agreement is set to expire in June
2018; however, provided certain conditions are met, Charles & Colvard has a
renewal option to extend the term of the agreement for an additional
two-year period.
Randy N. McCullough, Chief Executive Officer of Charles & Colvard, said, "We
are excited to extend our long standing partnership with Cree. Cree's
significant and continued investments in SiC growth technology and high
volume manufacturing scale enable Charles & Colvard to reliably provide a
superior product to the marketplace."
About Cree, Inc.
Cree is leading the LED lighting revolution and making energy-wasting
traditional lighting technologies obsolete through the use of
energy-efficient, mercury-free LED lighting. Cree is a market-leading
innovator of lighting-class LEDs, lighting products and semiconductor
products for power and radio frequency (RF) applications.
Cree's product families include LED lighting systems and bulbs, blue and
green LED chips, high-brightness LEDs, lighting-class power LEDs,
power-switching devices and RF devices. Cree's products are driving
improvements in applications such as general illumination, electronic signs
and signals, power supplies and inverters.
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