EEO receives Supplier Excellence Award from Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) for performance on the Arrowhead program

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Katherine St. John, Business Development Manager


Murrieta, California, November 15, 2007 - Exotic Electro-Optics, Inc. (EEO), a subsidiary of II-VI Incorporated (NASDAQ Global Select: IIVI), announced today that it received a Supplier Excellence Award from Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) for performance on the Arrowhead® program.

The award was accepted at a Lockheed Martin Arrowhead® Supplier Conference by EEO General Manager, Mark Maiberger. “This award is truly an honor for EEO and represents years of hard work to meet our customer requirements and continued support for the Warfighter,” he said.

“Receipt of this award demonstrates the importance we place on commitments made by EEO and the support we provide to our customers” said Evan Lundstedt, Director of Programs and Business Development at EEO.

Raymond Rampi, Procurement Manager on the Arrowhead® program commented, “EEO has worked hard to demonstrate performance worthy of this award and we are pleased they have supported this program and our ultimate customer, the Warfighter.”

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About Arrowhead

Lockheed Martin’s Arrowhead® or Modernized Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor is integrated on AH-64D Apache Helicopters to provide the most advanced electro-optical targeting and pilotage system available to Apache crews for maximizing safe flight in day, night and adverse-weather environments. Arrowhead's® forward-looking infrared sensors use advanced image processing techniques to give pilots the best possible resolution to avoid obstacles during low-level flight.

About EEO

Exotic Electro-Optics (EEO) is a subsidiary of II-VI, Inc. (NASDAQ: IIVI). EEO is an established supplier of military and aerospace infrared optical components and subassemblies for reconnaissance, targeting, navigation, and electro-optical imaging systems. EEO also specializes in domes and large area windows made from almost all IR materials.

This press release may contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21 E of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, which reflect the Company's current judgment on certain issues. Because such statements apply to future events, they are subject to risk and uncertainties that could cause the actual results to differ materially. Important factors, which could cause actual results to differ materially, are described in the Company's reports on Form 10-K and 10-Q on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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