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Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the
Stockholder Meeting to Be Held on
September  04, 2018

















Meeting Information








  Meeting Type:  Annual Meeting




  For holders as of:  July 13, 2018




  Date:  September 04, 2018         Time:  9:00 AM PDT





SUNNYVALE, CA 94089-1133



Offices of O’Melveny & Myers LLP
2765 Sand Hill Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025


















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1. Notice & Proxy Statement          2. Annual Report





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Voting items








The Board of Directors recommends you vote  







FOR the following:




















Election of Directors




















Michael C. Child


Roger C. Ferguson



























The Board of Directors recommends you vote FOR proposals 2. and 3.:












To ratify the appointment of BDO USA, LLP as Finisar’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending April 28, 2019.


To vote on a non-binding advisory resolution to approve the compensation of Finisar’s named executive officers.
NOTE: Subject to Rule 14a-4(c) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, if any other matters properly come before the annual meeting, the persons named in this proxy have discretionary authority to vote the shares represented by this proxy on such matters, and intend to vote such shares as the board of directors recommends. Subject to Rule 14a-4(c) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, discretionary authority with respect to such other matters is granted by the execution of this proxy or the proper submission of the proxy electronically over the internet or by telephone.

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