The shares and warrants purchased in this private placement and the shares issuable upon exercise of the warrants have not been registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an applicable exemption from registration. LightPath has agreed to cause the shares issued in the private placement and the shares issuable upon exercise of the warrants to be registered for resale with the Securities and Exchange Commission. This release does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy these securities.
Jim Gaynor, President and Chief Executive Officer of LightPath, commented, "LightPath is extremely pleased and excited to have completed this capital raise. These funds will help enable LightPath to execute its strategy of becoming a leading global supplier of optical systems for applications in the infrared market. The global market for infrared systems in both commercial and defense related applications has experienced double digit growth during the previous ten year period, and is expected to reach a total value of over $20 billion by 2014. The commercial and defense applications are reaching an inflection point where high performance infrared optics and scalable price points are a must to enable the next generation of high volume applications. LightPath is ideally positioned to have a strong market presence in these markets given our depth of experience in low-cost, molded optics and our manufacturing infrastructure. The center piece of our growth strategy is to be the supplier that brings true scalability to the infrared optics market."
About LightPath Technologies
LightPath manufactures optical products including precision molded aspheric optics, GRADIUM® glass products, proprietary collimator assemblies, laser components utilizing proprietary automation technology, higher-level assemblies and packing solutions. The Company's products are used in various markets, including industrial, medical, defense, test and measurement and telecommunications. LightPath has a strong patent portfolio that has been granted or licensed to it in these fields. For more information visit www.lightpath.com.Forward-Looking Statements This news release includes statements that constitute forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements regarding our ability to expand our presence in certain markets, future sales growth, continuing reductions in cash usage and implementation of new distribution channels. This information may involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, factors detailed by LightPath Technologies, Inc. in its public filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Except as required under the federal securities laws and the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission, we do not have any intention or obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.