Nortel Sets CVAS Auction Date

Obtains Canadian and US court approval of bidding procedures for sale of Carrier VoIP and Application Solutions business

January 7, 2010

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TORONTO -- Nortel* Networks Corporation [OTC: NRTLQ] announced that at a joint hearing today, it, its principal operating subsidiary Nortel Networks Limited (NNL) and certain of its other subsidiaries, including Nortel Networks Inc. (NNI) obtained orders from the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware and the Ontario Superior Court of Justice approving the "stalking horse" asset sale agreement with GENBAND, Inc. (GENBAND) for the sale of substantially all of the assets of its North America, Caribbean and Latin America (CALA) and Asia Carrier VoIP and Application Solutions (CVAS) business. Certain other Nortel subsidiaries, including Nortel Networks U.K. Limited (in administration), have entered into a separate asset sale agreement with GENBAND for the sale of substantially all of the assets of the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) portion of its CVAS business.

The court orders also established bidding procedures for an auction that allows other qualified bidders to submit higher or otherwise better offers, as required under Section 363 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. Qualified bidders will be required to submit offers for the CVAS business by February 23, 2010, subject to any permitted extensions. Competing qualified bids would then be expected to proceed to an auction, currently scheduled for February 25, 2010. Following completion of the bidding process, the sale will require final approval of the U.S. and Canadian courts.

Nortel Networks Ltd.

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