Friday, March 17, 2006

Bookham Enters $24 Million Sale Leaseback of UK Manufacturing Facility

MarketWatch - March 14, 2006

Bookham, Inc. (BKHM), a leading provider of optical components, modules and subsystems, announced today that on March 10, 2006, it signed an agreement for the sale and associated leaseback of its Caswell, UK, manufacturing facility with Scarborough Developments, a UK-based property investment company. On closing, which is subject to customary closing conditions and expected to occur on or before March 30, 2006, the transaction will result in immediate proceeds to the Company of 13.8 million pounds Sterling (approximately US $24 million). As part of this transaction, the Company will enter into a long-term lease of the Caswell site with Scarborough Developments. Sphere: Related Content

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