Cepton, Inc. (NasdaqCM:CPTN) (?Cepton? or the ?Company?) announced that it has received a non-binding indication of interest from Koito Manufacturing Co., Ltd. (TSE:7276) (?Koito?) to acquire (the ?Proposed Transaction?) 100% of the outstanding shares of the Company not already owned by Koito or certain other potential rollover participants including Dr. Jun Pei, Cepton?s President and Chief Executive Officer (collectively, the ?Rollover Participants?). Koito has stated in the indication of interest that the terms of any potential agreement between Cepton and Koito would be contingent on certain conditions, including, in particular, satisfactory completion of due diligence review, rollover by the Rollover Participants, retention of key employees, negotiation and agreement of transaction structure and transaction documents, approval of the Proposed Transaction by the board of directors of Koito, and approval by a simple majority vote of the outstanding shares of Cepton.

Cepton?s Board of Directors, through a special committee thereof (the ?Special Committee?), will carefully evaluate Koito?s indication of interest within the context of the ongoing review of various alternatives and in consultation with any financial and legal advisors it may retain. No assurance can be given that a definitive transaction with respect to Koito?s indication of interest or any other potential transaction will eventually be consummated. Cepton does not intend to make any further announcements about any of the various alternatives that are being evaluated unless and until Cepton?s Board of Directors and/or the Special Committee has approved a specific transaction or otherwise determines that further disclosure is appropriate or necessary.