Lucent is dividing its optical networking group into core and metropolitan networking units

August 3, 2000

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MURRAY HILL, N.J. -- Lucent Technologies (NYSE: LU) today announced changes in the leadership of its optical networking group as it splits the business into core and metropolitan networking units. Jeong Kim, former head of start-up Yurie Systems and currently chief operating officer of Lucent's Optical Networking Group, is being named group president of the company's Optical Networking business. Bob Barron, former head of start-up Chromatis Networks, is being named president of the company's Metropolitan Optical Networking business, which will now become part of Lucent's InterNetworking Systems Group.

"By focusing on the core and metro markets, we expect to see more rapid growth across our entire optical networking business and realize a greater convergence with our data networking business," said Lucent Technologies Chairman and CEO Rich McGinn. "The metro market is where optical and data will converge first, and this alignment should accelerate the deployment of integrated networks for leading-edge customers."

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