"Today's announcement is another important milestone toward the completion of the separation of JDSU into two public companies," said
Each of the Lumentum directors are expected to be appointed to the Lumentum board effective upon completion of the spin-off from JDSU.
"I'm very excited to work with an exceptional group of directors who will help guide Lumentum forward as an independent company," said
Lumentum expects to appoint the following directors:
Harold Covert, former executive vice president and chief financial officer of Lumos Networks Corporation Penelope Herscher, president and chief executive officer of FirstRain Martin Kaplan, former executive vice president of Pacific Telesis Group, Inc. Brian Lillie, chief information officer of Equinix, Inc. Samuel Thomas, director, chairman and chief executive officer of Chart Industries, Inc. Alan Lowe, CEO-designate for Lumentum Holdings, current president of JDSU's CCOP segment since 2008 and executive vice president of JDSU
JDSU previously announced the appointment of
Viavi expects that its board will include the following directors:
Keith Barnes, former chairman and CEO of Verigy and executive with Agilent, Electroglas, IMS, and Cadence Richard E. Belluzzo, managing partner of Corso Partners LLC Tim Campos, chief information officer and a member of the senior management team at Masood Jabbar, former president of the Computer Systems Division and chief financial officer for Sun Microsystems Inc. Pamela Strayer, senior vice president and chief financial officer at Plantronics Thomas Waechter, present CEO of JDSU and CEO-designate for Viavi Solutions
Lumentum has applied to trade on the NASDAQ exchange under the ticker symbol LITE.
Viavi will trade on the NASDAQ exchange under the ticker symbol VIAV.
To stay informed on JDSU's separation into two public companies, please visit the "Separation Updates" page on jdsu.com.
Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. These statements include any guidance as to the proposed spin-off of JDSU's CCOP business into a separate publicly traded company, the timing of the proposed spin-off and the expected composition of the board of directors and committees of Lumentum and Viavi following the spin-off. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual events and terms to differ materially from those set forth herein. Risks related to the proposed spin-off include the requirement to obtain certain approvals, the ability to retain key employees, the ability to recognize anticipated cost savings, the ability of each company to function successfully as a stand-alone entity, potential business disruption caused by separation preparations, customer retention and financing risks. In addition, completion of the separation will be subject to certain conditions, such as approval by our Board of Directors, receipt of tax opinions, effectiveness of a registration statement and foreign regulatory requirements. For more information on the risks related to the proposed spin-off, please refer to the "Risk Factors" section included in
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