Aegis Acquires AOFR

Aegis Lightwave announced the acquisition of AOFR Pty Limited, a subsidiary of Arasor International

March 2, 2009

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WOBURN, Mass. and SYMONSTON, Australia -- Aegis Lightwave, a market leader in optical monitoring solutions for the fiber-optics communications industry, announced today the acquisition of AOFR Pty Limited, a subsidiary of Arasor International, Ltd. (ASX:ARR) and a leading supplier of fused fiber couplers for the communications, test equipment, industrial, sensing, military and aerospace markets. AOFR is headquartered in Canberra, Australia and will continue to sell products under its own brand identity.

“AOFR is recognized as a stellar brand of fiber-optic couplers in a broad range of markets,” said Jeffrey Farmer, President and CEO, Aegis Lightwave. “This acquisition will enable Aegis to address new, exciting and fast growing markets. It will also enable both companies to offer a broader range of high quality products and service to our combined set of customers.”

Aegis Lightwave and AOFR will combine their global sales and marketing channels to leverage each company’s strength in their respective key accounts enabling the companies to provide expanded world-class service and products to customers.

“We stand to greatly benefit from the synergies with Aegis and will continue our focus and strong customer relationships within the fiber-optic communications market,” said Peter Jacob, Managing Director, AOFR. “We also expect that the combination of our base technologies and expertise will broaden our product base into the fast growing fiber amplifier and fiber laser market.”

Aegis Lightwave Inc.

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