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Ciena Announces Internet Availability of 2011 Annual Meeting Proxy Materials


LINTHICUM, Md. - Ciena® Corporation (NASDAQ: CIEN), the network specialist, today announced that the proxy materials for its 2011 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 the Notice and Access 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 January 26, 2011 record date for the Annual Meeting will be mailed a “Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials”, which will provide the Internet web site 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:

Ciena’s 2011 Annual Meeting of Stockholders will be held Wednesday, March 23, 2011 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

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


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