3M Completes Sale of Optical Fiber Division

June 4, 2018 3M Completes Sale of Optical Fiber Division

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3M has finalized the divestment of its optical fiber and copper cable telecommunications business to Corning, Inc.

The US$870 million deal, announced last December, calls for more than 500 employees of 3M’s optical fiber division to transfer to Corning. The $30 million sale of 3M’s Hamburg, Germany-based telecommunications system integration services to Corning remains pending, but is expected to be finalized by the end of the year.

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