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Johan Vanderplaetse will lead Alcatel-Lucent CIS Regional Unit


Moscow, January 15, 2007 — Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced that Johan Vanderplaetse will lead the CIS* Regional Unit. Regional Units are staffed with dedicated sales and technical sales support resources that have overall responsibility to conduct the business in their area.

Johan Vanderplaetse will be based in Moscow.

Prior to this appointment, Johan Vanderplaetse was vice-president of Alcatel’s activities in the CIS, with regional responsibility for all marketing, sales and business development operations with Alcatel’s customers in the region.

Johan Vanderplaetse has 12 years of managerial experience in the CIS countries, including 12 years within Alcatel and has been residing in Moscow for 10 years. He joint Alcatel in 1994 and is a graduate of the University of Ghent, Law Faculty,College of Europe of Bruges (Belgium) and the State Institute of Russian language named after A.S.Pushkin (Moscow).

Within Alcatel-Lucent’s CIS organization, two additional appointments are announced:

* Frank Mueller is appointed Head of Alcatel-Lucent in Ukraine, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan and Mongolia. Frank will be based in Kiev, Ukraine.
* Askar Nasiev is appointed Head of Alcatel-Lucent in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan. Askar will be based in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Prior to this appointment Askar was head of Lucent’s activities in Kazakhstan.

Frank Muller and Askar Nasiev report to Johan Vanderplaetse.
* CIS: Created in December 1991, the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) is an alliance of 12 of the 15 former Soviet Republics. The organization was conceived as the successor to the USSR in its role of coordinating the foreign and economic policies of its member nations.
** Alcatel-lucent offices: Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Ukraine.

About Alcatel-Lucent
Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) provides solutions that enable service providers, enterprises and governments worldwide, to deliver voice, data and video communication services to end-users. As a leader in fixed, mobile and converged broadband networking, IP technologies, applications, and services, Alcatel-Lucent offers the end-to-end solutions that enable compelling communications services for people at home, at work and on the move. With 79,000 employees and operations in more than 130 countries, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with global reach. The company has the most experienced global services team in the industry, and one of the largest research, technology and innovation organizations in the telecommunications industry. Alcatel-Lucent achieved proforma combined revenues of Euro 18.6 billion in 2005, and is incorporated in France, with executive offices located in Paris. [All figures exclude impact of activities to be transferred to Thales]. For more information, visit Alcatel-Lucent on the Internet:

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