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POET Technologies Appoints Taylor Rafferty, LLC as Investor Relations Firm

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 04/28/14 -- POET Technologies Inc. (TSX VENTURE:PTK)(OTCQX:POETF) (the "Company") announces the appointment of Taylor Rafferty, LLC ("TR") as the Company's Investor Relations firm. The change in investor relations counsel follows Christopher Chu rejoining Taylor Rafferty, LLC where he previously assisted leading blue-chip companies in cross-border investor relations campaigns.

POET Technologies Executive Chairman and CEO Peter Copetti commented, "POET Management would like to thank its prior investor relations agency for its contributions. POET Technologies continues its goal to be the first to finalize a compound semiconductor prototype capable of replacing conventional silicon CMOS as used in today's best in class semiconductors. As such we are confident in the abilities of the Taylor Rafferty team to assist us in stakeholder communications and our capital markets goals."

With offices in New York, London, Milan and Buenos Aires, TR is the world's leading global investor relations firm. For over 30 years, TR has enabled its clients to achieve their capital markets goals by delivering a full range of advisory and operational support in the world's major capital markets. TR's service teams blend decades of financial markets and communications expertise, incisive investor relations program implementation experience, and insightful research and analysis to give clients a meaningful advantage in the competition for capital.

TR will be providing investor relations services starting immediately and services continue for one year or until either party notifies the other of termination of the agreement with 60 days notice. TR will be paid $5,500 per month plus out-of-pocket expenses as required. Additional services will be billed at TR's going rate. TR is completely at arm's length to the Company and has no direct or indirect interest, and no intention to acquire any interest, in the securities of POET. The appointment of TR is subject to filing the appropriate documents with the TSX Venture Exchange ("TSXV") and the acceptance of the filings by the TSXV.

About POET Technologies Inc.

POET Technologies is the developer of the POET platform for monolithic fabrication of integrated circuit devices containing both electronic and optical elements on a single semiconductor wafer. With head office in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and operations in Storrs, CT, the Company, through ODIS Inc., a U.S. company, designs III-V semiconductor devices for military, industrial and commercial applications, including infrared sensor arrays and ultra-low-power random access memory. The Company has several issued and pending patents for the POET process, with potential high speed and power-efficient applications in devices such as servers, tablet computers and smartphones. The Company's common shares trade on the TSXV under the symbol "PTK" and on the OTCQX under the symbol "POETF". For more information please visit our website at


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