Lumera Adds Donald Guthrie, Fraser Black and James Judson to Board of Directors

- Technology Veterans Strengthen Board With Experience and Expertise -

Oct 25, 2004, 01:00 ET from Lumera Corporation

    BOTHELL, Wash., Oct. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lumera Corporation,
 (Nasdaq:   LMRA), has named business and technology veterans Donald Guthrie,
 Fraser Black and James Judson to the company's Board of Directors.
     "We have significantly strengthened the company with the addition of our
 three new board members," said Lumera CEO Thomas D. Mino.  "Each brings a
 unique skill set that has been proven over decades of experience in business.
 They will each provide sage counsel and guidance to Lumera as we continue to
 grow and realize our potential as a nanotechnology leader."
     Donald Guthrie will serve as the Chairman of Lumera's Audit Committee and
 as a member of the Compensation Committee.  Guthrie joins the Board having
 previously served as Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer of the Western
 Wireless Corporation; as Vice Chairman of VoiceStream Wireless, now T-Mobile
 USA subsequent to its acquisition by Deutsche Telekom AG; and as a Senior Vice
 President and Treasurer of McCaw Cellular.
     Fraser Black will serve as a member of Lumera's Audit Committee and
 Compensation Committee.  Over the course of his business career he served as
 Chief Financial Officer of ONYX Software, a publicly traded CRM enterprise
 software developer.  He has also served as a Managing Partner at Pioneer
 Square Properties, a real estate property management and development company.
     James Judson will serve as a member of Lumera's Audit Committee and the
 Nominating and Governance Committee.  Judson co-founded Eagle River
 Investments, LLC, a Kirkland-based venture capital fund that focuses on
 communications and has been a business law partner at the law firm of Davis
 Wright Tremaine in Seattle since 1975.
     Lumera announced last month that it had developed a revolutionary
 electro-optic polymer -- a molecularly engineered material -- that has
 unprecedented performance for advanced, high performance materials.
     Lumera is using the technology and materials to develop a number of new
 products that will allow the company to expand in, or enter new markets.  For
 example, the company is developing modulators that have highly linear
 responses for cable TV (CATV) optical links and hybrid wireless/fiber optic
 networks.  Additionally, external modulators that can operate at 10-40 GHz in
 metro applications, transponders, and long haul fiber optic network build-outs
 are being evaluated by potential customers.  All have broad potential in
 markets that are gaining momentum in North America, Europe, and Asia.  The
 markets for these various products are forecasted to be greater than
 $5 billion by 2007.
     About Lumera
     Lumera is an emerging leader in the field of nanotechnology.  The company
 designs proprietary molecular structures and polymer compounds for a broad
 range of electro-optic, RF and specialty coating applications.  The company
 also has developed proprietary processes for fabricating such devices.  For
 more information, visit:

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