Nortel Board Gets Manley

Nortel Networks has appointed the Hon. John Manley, former deputy prime minister of Canada, to its board of directors

May 26, 2004

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OTTAWA -- Nortel Networks Corporation (NYSE:NT)(TSX:NT) announced today that the Hon. John Manley, Former Deputy Prime Minister of Canada, has been appointed to the Company's Board of Directors.

"Nortel Networks is a great company, a technology engine in Canada and one that has been successful around the world," said Manley. "I am confident in Nortel Networks future and I am pleased to be joining the Board of Directors. I look forward to being part of the team as we work through the Company's immediate challenges and build on Nortel Networks success as a leading provider of communications networking solutions."

During his more than 15 years in public service, the Hon. John Manley held several senior portfolios in the Canadian federal government under former Prime Minister Jean Chretien including: Finance Minister; Minister of Industry, Minister of Foreign Affairs; Political Minister for Ontario; Chairman of the Cabinet Committees on Economic Union and Social Union; and the Minister for Infrastructure and Crown Corporations.

While serving as Minister of Foreign Affairs and following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the Hon. John Manley was appointed by the Prime Minister as Chairman of the Ad Hoc Cabinet Committee on Public Security and Anti-terrorism. For his stand against terrorism and its causes, he was named TIME Canada's magazine "Newsmaker of the Year" in December 2001.

The Hon. John Manley has announced that he will be joining the international law firm of McCarthy Tetrault LPP as counsel. Mr. Manley most recently chaired a review committee reporting to the Ontario Minister of Energy on the role of Ontario Power Generation, which delivered its report March 2004.

Mr. Manley is a graduate of Carleton University with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He studied at l'Universite Lausanne - Ecole de francais moderne in 1972 and then studied law at the University of Ottawa graduating in 1976.

Mr. Manley was also appointed today to serve as a Director of Nortel Networks Limited, the principal operating subsidiary of Nortel Networks Corporation.

Nortel Networks Ltd.

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