Oclaro Announces Pricing of Common Stock Offering
SAN JOSE, Calif., May 6, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ — Oclaro, Inc. (Nasdaq: OCLR), announced today that it has priced a public offering of 6,000,000 newly issued shares of its common stock at a price of $12.00 per share. The Company has also granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 900,000 shares to cover overallotments, if any. The offering is expected to close on May 12, 2010, subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions.
Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated and Citi are acting as joint book-running managers, and Foros Securities LLC and Thomas Weisel Partners LLC are acting as co-managers of the offering.
The Company expects to receive net proceeds of approximately $67.0 million from the offering (excluding any exercise of the over-allotment option) after deducting underwriting discounts and commissions and estimated offering expenses. The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the offering for general corporate purposes, including working capital. A portion of the net proceeds may be used to acquire or invest in complementary businesses, products or technologies.
As previously announced, the Company effected a 1-for-5 reverse split of its common stock on April 29, 2010. As a result, our common stock is temporarily trading under the symbol “OCLRD” until on or about May 28, 2010.
The common stock is being offered pursuant to a shelf registration statement that was previously filed with and declared effective by the Securities and Exchange Commission. A prospectus supplement related to the offering will be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and will be available on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. Copies of the prospectus supplement relating to the common stock offering may be obtained, when available, from Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated, Attention: Prospectus Department, 180 Varick Street, 2nd Floor, New York, New York 10014, telephone (866) 718-1649, or by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or Citi, Brooklyn Army Terminal, 140 58th Street, 8th Floor, Brooklyn, New York 11220, telephone (877) 858-5407.
This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell nor the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of any securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. Any offering may be made only by means of prospectus and a related prospectus supplement.
Oclaro, Inc., with headquarters in San Jose, Calif., is a tier-one provider of high-performance optical components, modules and subsystems to the telecommunications market, and is one of the largest providers to metro and long-haul network applications. The Company, formed on April 27, 2009 following the combination of Bookham, Inc. and Avanex Corporation, leverages proprietary core technologies and vertically integrated product development to provide its customers with cost-effective and innovative optical devices, modules and subsystems. Oclaro serves a broad customer base, combining in-house and outsourced manufacturing to maximize flexibility and drive improved gross margin. Its photonic technologies also serve selected high-growth markets, including industrial, defense, life sciences, medical and scientific, with diversification providing both significant revenue streams and strategic technological advantage. The Company also provides a complete family of wavelength selective switches (WSS) capable of powering reconfigurable optical add/drop multiplexer (ROADM) applications over the entire optical network, from the edge to the core. Oclaro is a global company, with cutting-edge chip fabrication facilities in the U.K., Switzerland and Italy, and manufacturing sites in the U.S., Thailand, China and South Korea.
Safe Harbor Statement
This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve certain risks and uncertainties, including statements regarding the offering of common stock and the use of proceeds. These risks and uncertainties include the stability of the capital markets, other market conditions, customary closing conditions and other factors and uncertainties inherent in our business and industry discussed in Oclaro’s most recent annual report on Form 10-K, most recent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and other documents we periodically file with the SEC. Specifically, Oclaro cannot assure you that the proposed offering of common stock described above will be consummated on the terms currently contemplated, or at all. The forward-looking statements included in this announcement represent Oclaro’s view as of the date of this release. Oclaro specifically disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements as a result of developments occurring after the date of this release.