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EMCORE and our employees are in mourning globally and locally after a tragic shooting at our southeast Albuquerque, NM plant.

EMCORE and our employees are in mourning globally and locally after a tragic shooting at our southeast Albuquerque, NM plant.

ALBUQUERQUE, NM, July 12, 2010 - Emcore and our employees are in mourning globally and locally after a tragic shooting at our southeast Albuquerque, NM plant.

The safety and well-being of Emcore employees is paramount during this terrible tragedy. Emcore representatives are working with federal, regional and local public safety officials to ensure our employees are taken care of in this time of crisis.

Immediate counseling is available for all employees. We strongly urge our employees to participate to help deal with this tragedy. Emcore will continue to offer counseling to guide employees through the grieving process. It is critical that we take care of the employees, families and victims of this horrendous event.

The Emcore community has experienced a terrible shock, and we will do everything possible for recovery. Our employees come first, and future decisions will be made with their best interest in mind. We have an established hotline for updates to employees. Please check the hotline periodically at 505/750-1584.

Police Chief Ray Schultz and Public Safety Director Darren White are doing an excellent job addressing the situation. We will issue another news statement tomorrow.

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