Corning and D-Link Ink Fiber Deal

Corning signs long-term agreement to supply D-Link India with InfiniCor and SMF-28 optical fibers

February 19, 2003

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CORNING, N.Y. -- Corning Incorporated (NYSE:GLW - News), a world-leading supplier of optical fiber, and D-Link India Limited, a leader in the structured cabling market in India, announced today a strategic agreement for the supply of Corning optical fiber to D-Link through 2005. Through this agreement, Corning will ensure D-Link with a steady supply of Corning optical fiber products, including InfiniCor® and SMF-28® fibers, primarily to be deployed in premise wiring applications. D-Link will use cable containing Corning optical fiber as part of its Open-Link Connect structured cabling products.D-Link has maximum brand visibility and penetration within its market segment in India, and a strong and distinct brand image in networking, inter-networking and structured cabling products. The company is a leader in solutions for communication, LAN, WAN, wireless, MAN, VPN, intranet and extranet needs."We are pleased to be working closely with Corning through this strategic agreement," said K.R. Naik, chairman and managing director, D-Link India Limited. "The combination of their strong optical fiber product portfolio and our structured cabling expertise will increase D-Link's leadership in the growing premise wiring segment in India.""While we have been using Corning optical fiber in a variety of our premises cables over the last year, through this path-breaking agreement we will now begin to brand our products containing Corning optical fiber with the 'Plus Corning Optical Fiber' logo," he added. "This will reinforce to our customers that we are aligned with a world leader in optical communications, thus enhancing the overall value we bring to them."Corning Inc.

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