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Alcatel-Lucent announces the appointment of Alexander Tikhonov as head of the company’s business in CIS


Moscow, May 2008 — Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) announced today that it has appointed Alexander Tikhonov as vice-president of the company’s business in CIS*. Alexander is replacing Dmitry Kamensky, who will leave the company to pursue other opportunities.

In his new position, Alexander will assume overall responsibilities for managing the day-to-day business activities of Alcatel-Lucent in Russia and CIS as well as taking the lead on strategic business directions for Alcatel-Lucent in the region.

Prior to his new appointment, Alexander was leading Business and Sales support of Alcatel-Lucent in CIS, Central and Southern Europe region. Previously he held the role of Director of Alcatel-Lucent’s wireless and convergence activities in CIS, a position he was named to in 2006. Prior to that, Alexander served as Director Operations of Alcatel’s mobile communication activities in Central and Eastern Europe. Alexander joined Alcatel in 1998 and held various managerial positions in Russia and CIS.

Alexander will be based in Moscow and report to Johan Vanderplaetse, President of Alcatel-Lucent’s activities in CIS, Central and Southern Europe**.

“It is a great honour for me to have the opportunity to lead Alcatel-Lucent’s activities in Russia and CIS. With more than 15 years of operation in the region Alcatel-Lucent achieved significant footprint in these markets and we are committed to further provide leading-edge solutions to CIS service providers as well as companies in the Industry and Public Sector”, said Alexander Tikhonov.

“I am glad to welcome Alexander to this position. Alexander has more than 10 years of a broad set of experiences in Alcatel-Lucent, including senior positions in Russia and CIS, which are the key strategic markets for the company,” – said Johan Vanderplaetse, President of Alcatel-Lucent in CIS, Central and Southern Europe. “Alcatel-Lucent is well-positioned to address the networks transformation needs of our customers in the region, providing them with solutions enabling profitable growth for advanced broadband networks”.

Alcatel-Lucent will continue to leverage its positions in the fixed and mobile segments, applications and professional services, whilst also entering Industry and Public Sector markets outside the company’s traditional customer base, in particular in Energy, Transport, Public Sector, Defense and Security.

Alexander is a graduate of the Moscow State Technical University n.a. N.E.Bauman.

* 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 in CIS, Central and Southern Europe: Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Greece, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Switzerland, Ukraine, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan.


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