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Press Release -- February 25th, 2010
Source: Ciena
Tags: Exchange

Ciena Announces Internet Availability of 2010 Annual Meeting Proxy Materials

Linthicum, MD — 02/25/2010

Ciena® Corporation (NASDAQ:CIEN, news, filings), the network specialist, today announced that the proxy materials for its 2010 Annual Meeting of Stockholders are now available via the Internet in accordance with the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Notice and Access rule. By implementing this rule, Ciena lowers the cost of producing and mailing its Annual Meeting materials and reduces the environmental impact of the Annual Meeting.

Ciena stockholders as of the February 16, 2010 record date for the Annual Meeting will be mailed a "Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials," which will provide the Internet website address where the proxy materials can be viewed and shares can be voted. It will also include instructions for requesting a paper copy of the proxy materials via telephone, Internet website or email. For stockholders not entitled to vote at the Annual Meeting, Ciena’s annual report and proxy statement can also be viewed on the company’s website at: http://investor.ciena.com/annuals-proxy.cfm.

Ciena’s 2010 Annual Meeting of Stockholders will be held Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. (Eastern) at The Westin Baltimore Washington Airport - BWI, 1110 Old Elkridge Landing Road, Baltimore, Maryland. The proceedings of the meeting will be webcast live via a link on the company’s website at www.ciena.com.

About Ciena
Ciena specializes in practical network transition.  We offer leading network infrastructure solutions, intelligent software and a comprehensive services practice to help our customers use their networks to fundamentally change the way they compete. With a global presence, Ciena leverages its heritage of practical innovation to deliver maximum performance and economic value in communications networks worldwide. We routinely post recent news, financial results and other important announcements and information about Ciena on our website. For more information, visit www.ciena.com.

Press Contacts:
Nicole Anderson
Ciena Corporation
(877) 857 -7377
pr@ciena.com

Investor Contacts:
Lisa Jackson
Ciena Corporation
(888) 243–6223
ir@ciena.com

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