Alcatel-Lucent : Alcatel-Lucent announces the closing of its Senior Secured Credit Facilities transaction

 Alcatel-Lucent : Alcatel-Lucent announces the closing of its Senior Secured
                        Credit Facilities transaction

Paris, January 30,  2013 -  In accordance with  its announcement  made on  the 
14^th  of  December  2012,  Alcatel-Lucent  (Euronext  Paris  and  NYSE:  ALU) 
announces the closing of  the financing transaction.  Following a very  strong 
demand from investors during the syndication process managed by Credit  Suisse 
AG and Goldman Sachs Bank USA, Alcatel-Lucent upsized the credit facilities to
around Euro  2 billion  from Euro  1.6  billion with  an average  decrease  in 
pricing of approximately  90 basis  points and  a decrease  in original  issue 
discount of 150 basis points across the facilities.

In addition, the financial covenant has  been removed, and call protection  on 
the term loan tranches has been reduced.

Alcatel-Lucent confirms that the proceeds will be used for the refinancing  of 
certain existing indebtedness  and for working  capital and general  corporate 


The long-trusted partner of service providers, enterprises and governments
around the world, Alcatel-Lucent is a leading innovator in the field of
networking and communications technology, products and services. The company
is home to Bell Labs, one of the world's foremost research centers,
responsible for breakthroughs that have shaped the networking and
communications industry. Alcatel-Lucent was named one ofMIT Technology
Review's2012 Top 50 list of the "World's Most Innovative Companies" for
breakthroughs such as lightRadio(TM), which cuts power consumption and
operating costs on wireless networks while delivering lightning fast Internet
access. Through such innovations, Alcatel-Lucent is making communications more
sustainable, more affordable and more accessible as we pursue our mission -
Realizing the Potential of a Connected World.

With operations in more than 130 countries and one of the most experienced
global services organizations in the industry, Alcatel-Lucent is a local
partner with global reach. The Company achieved revenues of Euro 15.3 billion
in 2011 and is incorporated in France and headquartered in Paris.

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guarantees of future performance and involve certain risks, uncertainties and
assumptions that are difficult to assess. Therefore, actual outcomes and
results may differ materially from what is expressed or forecasted in such
forward-looking statements, in particular with regard to cost containment
measures generating expected savings, and the economic climate in the world in
general, and in Europe in particular with the euro crisis. These risks and
uncertainties are also based upon a number of factors including, among others:
our ability to realize the full value of our existing and future patent
portfolio in a complex technological environment (including our ability to
defend ourselves in infringement suits), our ability to operate effectively in
a highly competitive industry and to correctly identify and invest in the
technologies that become commercially accepted, demand for our legacy products
and the technologies we pioneer, the timing and volume of network roll-outs
and/or product introductions, difficulties and/or delays in our ability to
execute on our strategic plans, our ability to efficiently co-source or
outsource certain business processes and more generally control our costs and
expenses, the risks inherent in long-term sales agreements, exposure to the
credit risk of customers or foreign exchange fluctuations, reliance on a
limited number of suppliers for the components we need or a tight market for
commodity components, the social, political and economic risks we may
encounter in any region of our global operations, the costs and risks
associated with pension and postretirement benefit obligations, changes to
existing regulations or technical standards, existing and future litigation,
compliance with environmental, health and safety laws, the global economic
situation and of those geographical areas where we are most active, and the
impact of each of these factors on our results of operations and cash. For a
more complete list and description of such risks and uncertainties, refer to
Alcatel-Lucent's Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31,
2011, as well as other filings by Alcatel-Lucent with the US Securities and
Exchange Commission. Except as required under the US federal securities laws
and the rules and regulations of the US Securities and Exchange Commission,
Alcatel-Lucent disclaims any intention or obligation to update any
forward-looking statements after the distribution of this presentation,
whether as a result of new information, future events, developments, changes
in assumptions or otherwise



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