POET Technologies To Announce Third Quarter 2016 Results On November 28

SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 03, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- POET Technologies Inc. (the "Company" or "POET") (OTCQX:POETF) (TSX Venture:PTK), a developer of opto-electronics fabrication processes for the semiconductor industry, today announced the Company intends to distribute its third quarter financial results, as well as a general business update and outlook on Monday, November 28, 2016 after market close.

Options Grant to New Chief Financial Officer

POET also announced the granting of incentive stock options under the Company's stock option plan to Thomas R. Mika, who was appointed Chief Financial Officer effective November 2, 2016. The grant consists of the right to purchase up to an aggregate of 1,000,000 common shares. All of these options are exercisable at CAD$0.62 per share, which was the closing price on October 14, 2016, the trading date prior to the announcement of the appointment of Mr. Mika as CFO. The options vest in stages over a period starting on November 2, 2016 and ending on November 1, 2020. The options were granted subject to provisions of the Company's stock option plan, which was approved by shareholders on July 7, 2016 and are subject to the TSX Venture Exchange policies and applicable securities laws.

About POET Technologies Inc.

POET (Planar Opto-Electronic Technology) is a developer of opto-electronics and Photonic fabrication processes and products. Photonics integration is fundamental to increasing functional scaling and lowering the cost of current Photonic solutions. POET believes that its advanced opto- electronics process platform enables substantial improvements in energy efficiency, component cost and size in the production of smart optical components, the engines driving applications ranging from data centers to consumer products to military applications. Silicon Valley-based POET's patented module-on-a-chip process, which integrates digital, high-speed analog and optical devices on the same chip, is designed to serve as an industry standard for smart optical components. More information may be obtained at www.poet-technologies.com.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS (signed) "John F. O'Donnell", Secretary

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