News Release

Ciena Announces Internet Availability of 2017 Annual Meeting Proxy Materials

HANOVER, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 8, 2017-- Ciena® Corporation (NYSE: CIEN), a network strategy and technology company, announced today that proxy materials are now available for its 2017 Annual Meeting of Stockholders to be held Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Gary B. Smith, president and CEO, and David M. Rothenstein, senior vice president and general counsel, will facilitate the meeting.

Event: 2017 Annual Meeting of Stockholders

Date: Thursday, March 23, 2017, 3:00 p.m. ET

Listen Live: An audio webcast of the meeting, accompanied by a slide presentation, will be posted at the time of the event. Shareholders will be able to ask questions through the virtual platform. Registration and all materials can be found at www.virtualshareholdermeeting.com/ciena2017.

Stockholder Materials: Proxy materials for the 2017 Annual Meeting are now available on the Ciena Investor Relations website at http://investor.ciena.com.

Online & Interactive Annual Report: The 2016 Annual Report is now available and can be downloaded here or at http://investor.ciena.com. The interactive version of the 2016 Annual Report is also available and can be accessed here.

Additional Stockholder Information: Ciena stockholders as of the January 26, 2017 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 16-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.

About Ciena

Ciena (NYSE: CIEN) is a network strategy and technology company. We translate best-in-class technology into value through a high-touch, consultative business model – with a relentless drive to create exceptional experiences measured by outcomes. For updates on Ciena, follow us on Twitter @Ciena, LinkedIn, the Ciena Insights blog, or visit www.ciena.com.

Source: Ciena Corporation

Ciena Corporation
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