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AMF Approves Alcatel

The French securities regulator, AMF, granted visa for Alcatel's French admission to trading prospectus

August 7, 2006

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PARIS -- Alcatel (Paris: CGEP.PA) and (NYSE:ALA) and Lucent Technologies (NYSE:LU) announced today that the French securities regulator, the Autorite des marches financiers (AMF), granted visa (approval) number 06-287, dated August 7, 2006, for Alcatel's French admission to trading prospectus relating to Alcatel's new ordinary shares to be issued in connection with the proposed merger transaction.

The note d'operation, along with Alcatel's annual report (document de reference) dated March 31, 2006, constitute the prospectus regarding the issuance of new Alcatel ordinary shares and is available on the web sites of Alcatel (http://www.alcatel.com/) and the AMF (http://www.amf-france.org/). An English translation of the note d'operation also is available on Alcatel's web site.

In addition, on August 4, 2006, after the close of the stock markets in France and the U.S., the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) declared effective Alcatel's Registration Statement on Form F-4, as amended, registering such Alcatel ordinary shares with the SEC. The Registration Statement includes Lucent's proxy statement for its special meeting of shareowners to be held on September 7, 2006, at which Lucent's shareowners will consider and vote on a proposal to approve and adopt the merger agreement and the proposed merger transaction. Shareowners at the close of business on July 17, 2006 are eligible to vote at the meeting.

Alcatel (NYSE: ALA; Paris: CGEP:PA)

Lucent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: LU)

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