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Rogers Purchases Dielectric and Lamination Manufacturing Assets in Chandler, Ariz.

August 29, 2018 GMT

CHANDLER, Ariz.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 29, 2018--Rogers Corporation (NYSE:ROG), a global leader in engineered material solutions, announced the purchase of certain dielectric and lamination manufacturing assets located in Chandler, Arizona from ISOLA USA Corp. Rogers intends to use the purchased assets, which include real estate, buildings and specified equipment, for capacity expansion for its Advanced Connectivity Solutions (ACS) business. The purchase did not include products, technology or other assets related to the seller’s continuing business operations.

“This asset purchase is part of our strategic expansion in ACS to meet the expected demand growth in our Advanced Connectivity and Advanced Mobility markets,” said Bruce Hoechner, Rogers’ President and Chief Executive Officer. “We considered various global locations for our ACS expansion, but the proximity of these assets to ACS’ headquarters and existing ACS manufacturing operations, plus the continuing support of the city and state, drove our decision to select Chandler. We plan to start upgrading the facilities and equipment immediately, and to have the site ready for commercial production in 2019 to meet the expected additional demand from our 5G and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) customers.”

The transaction closed August 28, 2018. Terms were not disclosed.

About Rogers Corporation Rogers Corporation (NYSE:ROG) is a global leader in engineered materials to power, protect, and connect our world. With more than 180 years of materials science experience, Rogers delivers high-performance solutions that enable clean energy, internet connectivity, and safety and protection applications, as well as other technologies where reliability is critical. Rogers delivers Power Electronics Solutions for energy-efficient motor drives, e-Mobility and renewable energy; Elastomeric Material Solutions for sealing, vibration management and impact protection in mobile devices, transportation interiors, industrial equipment and performance apparel; and Advanced Connectivity Solutions for wireless infrastructure, automotive safety and radar systems. Headquartered in Arizona (USA), Rogers operates manufacturing facilities in the United States, China, Germany, Belgium, Hungary, and South Korea, with joint ventures and sales offices worldwide.

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