Ciena Announces Internet Availability Of 2014 Annual Meeting Proxy Materials

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 www.virtualshareholdermeeting.com/ciena2014. 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 www.virtualshareholdermeeting.com/ciena2014 and can view Ciena's Annual Report for fiscal 2013 and proxy statement on the company's website at: http://investor.ciena.com/.

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 http://www.linkedin.com/company/ciena. Investors are encouraged to review the Investors section of our website at www.ciena.com/investors, 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.

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