Tellabs CEO Fighting Cancer

Tellabs Inc. (Nasdaq: TLAB; Frankfurt: BTLA) CEO Rob Pullen has revealed that he is battling cancer. The company released the news Friday in the form of a letter, published in its entirety below.

    Dear Stockholders, Customers, Employees and Friends,

    I recently went to the doctor, and was diagnosed with colon cancer. I am determined to fight it and beat it.

    I'm working during the course of my treatment. I started chemotherapy a few weeks ago, and the doctors already are seeing some positive signs. My energy level is great.

    We have a strong management and executive team to lead our business and take care of our customers. We're focused on moving Tellabs' business forward. I'm pleased that I have full support from our Board of Directors and Tellabs employees.

    I'll let you know if my health situation changes. I appreciate your understanding and support.

    Rob Pullen
    CEO & President
    April 20, 2012

Light Reading wishes Pullen well in his fight, which we're convinced he will win.

— The Staff, Light Reading

^Eagle^ 12/5/2012 | 5:35:36 PM
re: Tellabs CEO Fighting Cancer


Best of luck to you. 


paolo.franzoi 12/5/2012 | 5:35:34 PM
re: Tellabs CEO Fighting Cancer

Wow - very different than the way they treated Krish's heart attack.

I may disagree with you often but I do think you are a good human being.  Good Luck!



macster 12/5/2012 | 5:35:33 PM
re: Tellabs CEO Fighting Cancer

Best of luck, Rob. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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