Finisar to Acquire I-Tech

Finisar announces signing of agreement to acquire I-Tech Corp.

April 7, 2005

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SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ: FNSR), a leading provider of fiber optic subsystems and network test and monitoring solutions, announced today that it had entered into a definitive agreement to acquire I-TECH Corp., a privately held network test and monitoring company based in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, for approximately $12.1 million in convertible notes which are convertible into shares of Finisar common stock over a period of one year following the closing of the acquisition. The transaction is expected to close no later than April 11, 2005. The exact number of shares of Finisar common stock to be issued is dependent on the trading price of Finisar's common stock on the dates of conversion of the notes. The acquired business will be operated as part of Finisar's Network Tools Division located in Sunnyvale, California.

"The acquisition of I-TECH provides the last missing piece to our product portfolio of test and monitoring equipment for storage applications," said Kevin Cornell, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Finisar's Network Tools Division. "As a result of this acquisition, we will be adding new capabilities with respect to our high channel count analyzers and the ability to do time correlated traces in a single box for multiple protocols. We will also be adding new products for bit error generators for multiple protocols including SCSI, SAS/SATA and Fibre Channel. In addition, I-TECH holds key patents that will be useful in future products to be rolled out later this year."

"As participants in this market for a number of years, we have accumulated a great deal of respect for one another," said Steve Bucher, I-TECH's founder and CEO. "I am confident that our customers will be better served by combining the best of the I-TECH and Finisar products."

Under the Agreement, Finisar will purchase all outstanding shares of I-TECH for approximately $12.1 million and, after the payment of transaction costs and expenses, will assume a cash balance of approximately $800,000.

I-TECH recognized total revenues of $6.0 million for the year ended December 31, 2004. Finisar expects the acquisition to have a positive impact on its financial results prior to certain non-recurring costs associated with relocating the operations of I-TECH and the amortization of any purchased developed technology included in the acquired assets.

Finisar Corp.

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