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Furukawa, OFS Executives to Address Cru's 6th Wire & Cable Conference in Vienna

June 7, 2012

Norcross, Georgia, June 7, 2012 - Foad Shaikhzadeh, president of Furukawa Industrial S.A. and member of the OFS' board and Peter Arnoff Nielsen, Executive Advisor and Product Manager for OFS, will be among the speakers at CRU's 6th Wire & Cable Conference, incorporating the 33rd KMI Fibreoptics conference, taking place 11-13 June, in Vienna, Austria.

In a keynote presentation, Shaikhzadeh will address prospects in the Brazilian wire and cable market, discussing recent trends and developments in IT and Telecom markets, growth potential and opportunities, and new infrastructure projects. His presentation is scheduled for Tuesday, June 12 at 9:40 a.m.

Nielsen's presentation, titled “Market update from a fibre manufacturer's perspective,” will offer OFS' perspectives and predictions for the global market, focusing on fibre issues relating to FTTX, Data Center, and Long Haul needs. His presentation is scheduled for Wednesday, June 13 at 10:10 a.m.

CRU's 6th Wire & Cable conference, incorporating the 33rd KMI Fibreoptics conference, takes place 11-13 June, in Vienna, Austria. This year's event offers the latest market developments and the trends that are shaping the industry. A line-up of international experts will deliver market outlooks, present solutions to current challenges and debate the impacts of new technologies. More information is available at Open New

About OFS

OFS is a world-leading designer, manufacturer and provider of optical fiber, optical fiber cable, FTTX, optical connectivity and specialty photonics products. Our manufacturing and research divisions work together to provide innovative products and solutions that traverse many different applications as they link people and machines worldwide. Between continents, between cities, around neighborhoods, and into homes and businesses of digital consumers we provide the right optical fiber, optical cable and components for efficient, cost-effective transmission.

OFS' corporate lineage dates back to 1876 and includes technology powerhouses such as AT&T (NYSE: T) and Lucent Technologies (now Alcatel-Lucent, NYSE: ALU). Today, OFS is owned by Furukawa Electric, a multi-billion dollar global leader in optical communications.

Headquartered in Norcross (near Atlanta) Georgia, U.S., OFS is a global provider with facilities in Avon, Connecticut; Carrollton, Georgia; Somerset, New Jersey; and Sturbridge, Massachusetts, as well as in Denmark, Germany and Russia.

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