Acacia Communications’ CEO and Founders Named EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 in New England

MAYNARD, Mass., June 28, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Acacia Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACIA), a leading provider of high-speed coherent optical interconnect products, today announced that the Company’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Raj Shanmugaraj, and Founders Benny P. Mikkelsen, Mehrdad Givehchi and Christian J. Rasmussen have been named EY Entrepreneurs of the Year® in Network Infrastructure and Security in the New England region.  This award recognizes local entrepreneurs who excel in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. The winners were selected by an independent panel of judges, and the award was presented at a special gala event at the Marriott Copley Place in Boston on June 27, 2017.

“On behalf of Benny, Mehrdad, Christian and myself, we are honored and humbled to have received this award,” said Raj Shanmugaraj, President and Chief Executive Officer of Acacia Communications. “This recognition is a testament to the hard work of the entire Acacia team that has achieved some major milestones, including our IPO in 2016. We want to thank all our employees for their dedication and ongoing contributions.”

Acacia Communications, along with other regional award winners, will now move on for consideration in the Entrepreneur Of The Year National program, where winners in several national categories, including the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 18, 2017.

About Acacia Communications

Acacia Communications develops, manufactures and sells high-speed coherent optical interconnect products that are designed to transform communications networks through improvements in performance, capacity and cost. By leveraging silicon technology to build optical interconnects, a process Acacia refers to as the “siliconization of optical interconnect,” Acacia is able to offer products at higher speeds and density with low power consumption, that meet the needs of cloud and service providers and can be easily integrated in a cost effective manner with existing network equipment. www.acacia-inc.com.

About Entrepreneur Of The Year®

Entrepreneur Of The Year®, founded by EY, is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs, chosen from an independent panel of judges including entrepreneurs and prominent leaders from business, finance, and the local community. The program makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global awards program of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities in more than 60 countries. ey.com/eoy

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