Highwave Optical Technologies

Highwave Optical Technologies Announces the Appointment of Philippe Brégi, Former CEO of Avanex France and COO of Alcatel Optronics, as a Member of the Advisory Board of Directors

Lannion, France (ots/PRNewswire) - Highwave Optical Technologies (Nouveau Marché, HGWO), a leading European technology supplier of active fibre based components and subsystems for the telecommunication, industrial and defence markets, announced today a strengthening of its management team through the appointment of Mr. Philippe Brégi to the Advisory Board. With more than 28 years experience in the telecommunication industry, Philippe Brégi is recognized widely as an expert in the field of optical transmission. Until recently, Philippe was the Chief Executive Officer of Avanex France, a position he held following the acquisition by Avanex of the optical component activity of Alcatel. Prior to that, Philippe served as Chief Operating Officer of Alcatel Optronics, after having occupied various positions in the Alcatel Group, both in the optical system and the optical component domains. "I am very proud to join the Advisory Board of Highwave Optical Technologies" said Philippe Brégi "I have always respected the company for the quality of its products and the expertise of its technical team. Highwave has geared its business model to create growth, and has unique solutions that address key issues for telecom, CATV and industrial laser sectors.". "It is great opportunity to have Philippe as a board member. His international experience with leading telecom companies, as well as his knowledge of major potential clients for Highwave are powerful advantages for the Company. The strengthening of our strategic management team will enable us to capitalize even more on the potential of Highwave through new business opportunities." added Eric Delevaque Chairman of the Advisory Board. About Highwave Optical Technologies Founded in 1998, Highwave Optical Technologies is the European leader in the development, production and marketing of optical components and DWDM (Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing) subsystems for the telecommunications industry. (DWDM is an advanced technology that increases the capacity of telecom networks). The company is based in Lannion, France. Following an initial public offering in June 2000, shares in Highwave Optical Technologies are traded on Paris Euronext (HGWO). More information is available at: http://www.Highwave-tech.com. ots Originaltext: Highwave Optical Technologies Im Internet recherchierbar: http://www.newsaktuell.ch Contact: Sylvain Boj, Chief Operating Officer, Highwave Optical Technologies, +33-(0)2-96-04-20-00

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