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

 Oclaro Completes Sales of Thin Film Filter Business and Interleaver Product
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Initial Cash Proceeds of $23 Million Received December 3, 2012

PR Newswire

SAN JOSE, Calif., Dec. 4, 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.

Website: http://www.oclaro.com
Contact: Oclaro, Inc. Contact, Jerry Turin, Chief Financial Officer,
+1-408-383-1400, ir@oclaro.com, or Investor Contact, Jim Fanucchi, Summit IR
Group Inc., +1-408-404-5400, ir@oclaro.com
 
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