The Company intends to use the proceeds from the offering of the Notes to fund the cash consideration, the repayment of certain indebtedness and certain fees and expenses in connection with the Company’s previously announced pending business combination with Coherent, Inc. (“Coherent”), pursuant to an Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated March 25, 2021, by and among the Company, Coherent and Watson Merger Sub Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company.

There can be no assurance that the offering of the Notes will be completed.

The Notes and the related guarantees have not been registered under the Act or the securities laws of any other jurisdiction and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption. The Notes will be offered only to persons reasonably believed to be qualified institutional buyers under Rule 144A and to persons outside the United States under Regulation S.

This press release is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any offer, solicitation or sale of the Notes in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful. This notice is being issued pursuant to and in accordance with Rule 135(c) under the Act.

About II-VI Inc.

II-VI Incorporated, a global leader in engineered materials and optoelectronic components, is a vertically integrated manufacturing company that develops innovative products for diversified applications in communications, industrial, aerospace & defense, semiconductor capital equipment, life sciences, consumer electronics, and automotive markets.

Headquartered in Saxonburg, Pennsylvania, the Company has research and development, manufacturing, sales, service, and distribution facilities worldwide. The Company produces a wide variety of application-specific photonic and electronic materials and components, and deploys them in various forms, including integrated with advanced software to support our customers.