SAN JOSE, Calif., July 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Oclaro, Inc. (NASDAQ: OCLR) (“Oclaro”) announced that, based on the vote tally from Oclaro’s Special Meeting of Stockholders held earlier today, Oclaro’s stockholders approved the merger agreement under which Lumentum Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ: LITE) (“Lumentum”) will acquire Oclaro. Stockholders also approved other proposals relating to the transaction.
Approximately 96.2% of voting Oclaro stockholders cast their votes in favor of the proposal to approve the merger agreement, representing approximately 65.6% of Oclaro’s outstanding common stock as of the record date for the Special Meeting of Stockholders.
Greg Dougherty, Oclaro CEO, commented, “Today our stockholders voted overwhelmingly to approve the combination of Oclaro and Lumentum. Together, we will be an even stronger player in fiber optic components and modules for high-speed communications and a market leader in 3D sensing. We are excited and optimistic about the opportunities this creates for all of our stakeholders, including stockholders, employees, customers and partners.”
The parties continue to expect the transaction to close in the second half of 2018, subject to receipt of regulatory approval in China and satisfaction of customary closing conditions.
Oclaro, Inc. (NASDAQ: OCLR), is a leader in optical components and modules for the long-haul, metro and data center markets. Leveraging more than three decades of innovation in laser technology and photonics integration, Oclaro provides differentiated solutions for optical networks and high-speed interconnects driving the next wave of streaming video, cloud computing, application virtualization, and other bandwidth-intensive applications. For more information, visit http://www.oclaro.com/ or follow on Twitter at @OclaroInc.
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The forward-looking statements contained in this press release are also subject to other risks and uncertainties, including those more fully described under the caption “Risk Factors” and elsewhere in our filings with the SEC, including the Proxy Statement/Prospectus, dated as of May 31, 2018, for the Special Meeting of Stockholders, filed on Schedule 14, our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended July 1, 2017, which was filed with the SEC on August 18, 2017, our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2018, which was filed with the SEC on May 8, 2018 and in the documents which are incorporated by reference therein. The forward-looking statements in this communication are based on information available to Oclaro as of the date hereof, and Oclaro disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements, except as required by law.
Oclaro Investor Relations Contact:
Darrow Associates, Inc
Office: (408) 404-5400
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