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Ciena Appoints Joanne Olsen to Board of Directors


Corporation (NYSE:CIEN), a networking systems, services, and software
company, today announced that Joanne B. Olsen has been appointed to
Ciena's Board of Directors. Ms. Olsen also serves on the board of
directors of Teradata Corporation.

Ms. Olsen, 60, most recently served as Executive Vice President of
Oracle Global Cloud Services and Support until her retirement in 2017.
In that role, she drove Oracle's cloud transformation services and
support strategy, partnering with leaders across all business units. Ms.
Olsen led a team of cloud customer experience experts, covering
consulting, support, implementation, education and managed cloud
services. She previously served as Senior Vice President and leader of
Oracle's applications sales, alliances and consulting organizations in
North America. Ms. Olsen began her career with IBM, where, over the
course of more than three decades, she held a variety of executive
management positions across sales, global financing and hardware.

"We are very excited to welcome Joanne to Ciena's board. She brings a
strong combination of sales, support and product experience in global
cloud services as well as a shared philosophy about how to guide
customers through strategic transformations and seize new
opportunities," said Gary B. Smith, president and CEO of Ciena. "We look
forward to her perspectives on building intelligent and adaptive
networks and her contributions to the continued execution of our
strategic plan."

Ms. Olsen received a B.A. in Mathematics, Economics and Accounting from
East Stroudsburg University.

About Ciena

Ciena (NYSE:CIEN) is a networking systems, services, and software
company. We provide solutions that help our clients create more adaptive
networks in response to the constantly changing demands of their users.
By delivering best-in-class networking technology through high-touch
consultative relationships, we build the world's most sophisticated
networks with automation and scale. For updates on Ciena, follow us on
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