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JDSU Appoints Penny Herscher to Board of Directors
Jul 21, 2008 (08:07 AM EDT)

MILPITAS, Calif., July 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- JDSU today announced that it has appointed Penny Herscher to its board of directors. Ms. Herscher also has been appointed to the company's Compensation Committee.

"I am pleased to welcome Penny Herscher to our board of directors and we look forward to her contributions and insight," said Martin Kaplan, chairman of the board of JDSU. "Her extensive background in leading high-growth technology companies is relevant to JDSU as we continue to improve our business model and create additional operating leverage for the future."

"I look forward to working with an already strong board in place at JDSU," said Penny Herscher. "I remain impressed with JDSU's diversified technology portfolio and the velocity at which the company has added top-level talent across the business segments."

Herscher brings more than 20 years experience to JDSU's board as the CEO of both public and private technology companies. She currently holds the position of president and chief executive officer of FirstRain, a search-driven research firm. Prior to joining FirstRain, Ms. Herscher held the position of executive vice president and chief marketing officer at Cadence Design Systems. From 1996 to 2002, Ms. Herscher was president and chief executive officer of Simplex Solutions, which was acquired by Cadence in 2002. Before Simplex, she was an executive at Synopsys for eight years and started her career as an R&D engineer with Texas Instruments. Ms. Herscher serves on the board of directors of FirstRain and Rambus. She holds a bachelor's degree with honors in mathematics from in England.

About JDSU

JDSU enables broadband and optical innovation in the communications, commercial and consumer markets. JDSU is the leading provider of communications test and measurement solutions and optical products for telecommunications service providers, cable operators, and network equipment manufacturers. JDSU is also a leading provider of innovative optical solutions for medical/environmental instrumentation, semiconductor processing, display, brand authentication, aerospace and defense, and decorative applications. More information is available at .

Contact Information Investors: Michelle Levine, 408-546-4445 or Press: Kathleen Greene, 408-546-5852 or

CONTACT: Investors, Michelle Levine, +1-408-546-4445,, or Press, Kathleen Greene, +1-408-546-5852,, both of JDSU

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