AlcaLu Picks Camus, Verwaayen

Former BT chief exec Ben Verwaayen becomes AlcaLu's new CEO, while Philippe Camus gets named non-executive chairman

September 2, 2008

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PARIS -- Alcatel-Lucent’s Board of Directors (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) yesterday approved the appointment of Philippe Camus as the company’s non-executive Chairman as of October 1st, 2008. Ben Verwaayen is appointed as the company’s chief executive officer. Ben will also join the company’s Board of Directors.

Philippe Camus, 60 is a French national and a US resident. He is a seasoned business leader whose international experience spans several industries. He was the Co-CEO at European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company (EADS) and managed a large, global business in the high-tech industry. He is Co-Managing Partner of Lagardère, an international media group, and a partner of Evercore Partners, a New York based investment and advisory firm.

Ben Verwaayen, 56 is a Dutch national and has intensive telecommunications and IT experience spanning many years. He was CEO of BT from February 2002 to June 1, 2008. Ben was formerly vice-chairman of the management board of Lucent Technologies in the US, which he joined in September 1997. Prior to that, he worked with KPN in the Netherlands for nine years as president and managing director of its telecom subsidiary, PTT telecom. Before that, Ben worked for ITT, a predecessor of Alcatel.

Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU)

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