SOURCE: Bookham

October 12, 2005 09:00 ET

Bookham Announces Pricing of Public Offering of Common Stock

SAN JOSE, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- October 12, 2005 -- Bookham, Inc. (NASDAQ: BKHM) announced today the pricing of its public offering of 10,000,000 shares of common stock at $4.75 per share. All of the shares are being offered by Bookham. The company has granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 1,250,000 shares of common stock to cover over-allotments, if any. The offering is expected to close on October 17, 2005, subject to customary closing conditions.

SG Cowen & Co., LLC is acting as the lead manager for the offering and Merriman Curhan Ford & Co. is the co-manager.

Printed copies of the final prospectus relating to these securities may be obtained from SG Cowen & Co., LLC, Prospectus Department at ADP, 1155 Long Island, Edgewood, New York 11717 (Telephone number 631-254-7106).

About Bookham

Bookham, Inc. (NASDAQ: BKHM) designs, manufactures and markets optical components, modules and subsystems. Bookham is a registered trademark.

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