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February 28, 2014

To:                   Ciena All Hands

From:        Employee Communications

Subject:         Ciena Annual Meeting & Proxy Materials - Thursday, April 10, 2014

Each year Ciena stockholders have the opportunity to participate in the governance of our company by submitting proxies and voting at our Annual Meeting, which this year is scheduled for Thursday, April 10, 2014.

As noted in today's press release, our Annual Meeting will be completely virtual and held online at

If you were a Ciena stockholder as of February 14, 2014, the record date for this year's Annual Meeting, you will soon receive a Notice that your proxy materials are available online. The Notice will detail the items that are up for stockholder consideration at this year's Annual Meeting. These include:

the election of three nominees to serve as Class II directors and one nominee to serve as a Class III director,
the amendment of our 2008 Omnibus Incentive Plan to increase the number of shares available for issuance thereunder by 6.6 million shares;
the ratification of the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers as our auditors for fiscal 2014; and
the annual advisory “say on pay” vote on our executive compensation.

The Notice you receive will explain how to access our proxy materials online and how to vote your shares. This year, in addition to traditional voting methods, we are providing stockholders the ability to vote via mobile device. 

Even if you are not a Ciena stockholder, you may be interested in reviewing a multimedia version of our annual report as well as our proxy statement for the Annual Meeting - both of which are available online at

Printed copies are available upon request by completing the information request form on that same page. As in the past, we will provide printed copies of the annual report to the receptionist or facilities coordinator at each major Ciena facility for distribution to employees, customers and visitors as needed.

If you have any additional questions, please don't hesitate to contact Amanda Norton in Ciena's Investor Relations department directly at 410.865.8989 or by email at