Ciena Announces Internet Availability of 2014 Annual Meeting Proxy Materials

  Ciena Announces Internet Availability of 2014 Annual Meeting Proxy Materials

Business Wire

HANOVER, Md. -- February 28, 2014

Ciena^® Corporation (NYSE: CIEN), the network specialist, today announced that
proxy materials for its 2014 Annual Meeting of Stockholders to be held
Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. Eastern time are now available via the
Internet. In addition to providing proxy materials online, this year's Annual
Meeting will be completely virtual and webcast live at Ciena believes that its use of
the Internet to host its meeting and facilitate distribution of materials
enables expanded stockholder participation, expedites receipt of proxy
materials and reduces the cost and environmental impact of the company's
Annual Meeting.

Ciena stockholders as of the February 14, 2014 record date for the Annual
Meeting will be mailed a "Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy
Materials" and will be entitled to attend, vote and submit questions at the
Annual Meeting by entering the 12-digit control number included in their
notice. The notice will also include instructions for accessing Ciena's proxy
materials online or requesting paper copies of the materials. Ciena
stockholders not entitled to vote at this year's Annual Meeting and other
interested persons may listen to the live webcast of the 2014 Annual Meeting
at and can view Ciena's Annual
Report for fiscal 2013 and proxy statement on the company's website at:

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 OP^n 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.


Press Contact:
Ciena Corporation
Nicole Anderson, 877-857-7377
Investor Contact:
Ciena Corporation
Gregg Lampf, 877-243-6273
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