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Finisar Appoints Electronic Product Services, Ltd. as New European Distributor

Press Release 09/2006



Finisar Appoints Electronic Product Services, Ltd. as New European Distributor



Sunnyvale, CA, and Düsseldorf, Germany, October 30th, 2006 * * * Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ: FNSR), a technology leader in fiber optic and test and measurement solutions for high-speed data networks, today announced that Electronic Product Services Ltd. (EPS) has been appointed as a franchised distributor in the DACH region in Europe. This region comprises of Germany, Austria and the German-speaking region of Switzerland. EPS will work with Finisar to grow their market share in this key Central European region.



"I am extremely pleased that this partnership extends Finisar's existing relationship with EPS," said Federico Zanotti, Finisar's EMEA sales director. "Through this partnership agreement, EPS has already helped successfully grow Finisar's business in the UK and Ireland, as well as in a number of new Eastern European member countries of the European Union. We are extremely excited to be adding the DACH-region to this group."



John Lynch, EPS Director of Sales for Central Europe welcomes the new franchise agreement and said, "This appointment provides EPS with an important new business opportunity. We look forward to applying the successful sales model that has already seen our Finisar sales grow significantly in Western Europe and the new EU member territories to the DACH region."



About EPS

Electronic Product Services Limited is a sales and value added organisation with sales offices in UK, Ireland, Germany, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania and four Asian locations including office locations in mainland China. EPS provides a focussed sales service to its supplier companies on a global basis in addition to extensive Component Programming and Packaging Services. The EPS mission is to deliver world class sales and service solutions to our global customer base. The Company's headquarters is in Dublin, Ireland. www.electronicproductservices.com



About Finisar

Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ: FNSR) is a technology leader for fiber optic components and subsystems and network test and monitoring systems. These products enable high-speed data communications for networking and storage applications over Gigabit Ethernet Local Area Networks (LANs), Fibre Channel Storage Area Networks (SANs), and Metropolitan Area Networks (MANs) using Fibre Channel, IP, SAS, SATA and SONET/SDH protocols. The Company's headquarters is in Sunnyvale, California, USA. www.finisar.com.



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