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Press Release -- July 29th, 2015
Source: Ciena

Ciena Strengthens Korea Operations with New President & General Manager

SEOUL, Korea — 07/29/2015

Ciena® Corporation (NASDAQ:CIEN, news, filings), the network specialist, has appointed Henry Kim to the role of President & General Manager, Ciena-Asia Limited, Korea.

An industry veteran with extensive experience in sales management for service provider accounts, cloud computing business development and transformational project management, Mr. Kim will be responsible for Ciena’s overall sales strategy and operations in South Korea.

“With one of Asia’s most wired markets, South Korea continues to expand its telecom infrastructure industry and the country’s migration to 4G-Advanced continues to grow apace. Businesses and consumers need high-capacity networks that are smarter, more agile and software-driven to aid their adoption of high-speed communication solutions for today’s web-scale world. We are excited to have Henry lead our charge in this important market,” said Anthony McLachlan, vice president and general manager, Asia Pacific, Ciena.

Newly appointed Korea head Henry Kim will play a pivotal role in reaching out to large service providers, enterprises and education institutions, using Ciena’s leading networking and software technologies in core infrastructure, mobile backhaul and Carrier Ethernet to provide capabilities that enhance the user experience in Korea and to help network providers transform capacity into capability.

Mr. Kim has held several executive positions in sales and business development with leading international IT and networking companies. He worked for Digital Equipment Co. in Massachusetts and NEC Corporation in Silicon Valley, as an engineer in the research and development team for 16 years.

Ciena Corporation appoints Henry Kim to the role of President & General Manager, Ciena-Asia Limited, Korea

About Ciena
Ciena (NYSE: CIEN) is the network specialist. We collaborate with customers worldwide to unlock the strategic potential of their networks and fundamentally change the way they perform and compete. Ciena leverages its deep expertise in packet and optical networking and distributed software automation to deliver solutions in alignment with its OPn architecture for next-generation networks. We enable a high-scale, programmable infrastructure that can be controlled and adapted by network-level applications, and provide open interfaces to coordinate computing, storage and network resources in a unified, virtualized environment. For updates on Ciena news, follow us on Twitter @Ciena or on LinkedIn Investors are encouraged to review the Investors section of our website at, where we routinely post press releases, SEC filings, recent news, financial results, and other announcements. From time to time we exclusively post material information to this website along with other disclosure channels that we use.

Note to Ciena Investors
Forward-looking statements. This press release contains certain forward-looking statements based on current expectations, forecasts and assumptions that involve risks and uncertainties. These statements are based on information available to the Company as of the date hereof; and Ciena’s actual results could differ materially from those stated or implied, due to risks and uncertainties associated with its business, which include the risk factors disclosed in its Report on Form 10-Q, which Ciena filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 10, 2015. Forward-looking statements include statements regarding Ciena’s expectations, beliefs, intentions or strategies regarding the future and can be identified by forward-looking words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “should,” “will,” and “would” or similar words. Ciena assumes no obligation to update the information included in this press release, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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