Nortel Appoints New VP

Nortel appoints former GE executive Don McKenna as vice president of Global Manufacturing Services

January 10, 2006

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TORONTO -- Nortel(x) (NYSE/TSX: NT) today announced the appointment of Don McKenna as vice president, Global Manufacturing Services.

In this position, McKenna will have overall accountability for all aspects of Manufacturing Services from materials and supply management through to supply chain product management, hardware quality and logistics. He will play a pivotal role in leading the transformation of Nortel's Supply Chain into a competitive advantage for Nortel, helping to ensure on-time delivery, lowest cost and highest quality.

"Don has a proven track record of success and reflects Nortel's leadership values in everything he does," said Joel Hackney, senior vice president, Global Supply Chain and Quality, Nortel. "He will be singularly focused on charting a winning course for our Supply Chain and doing it with a passion and optimism that will lead to superior results."

During his impressive 40-year career at GE, McKenna led manufacturing processes, supply chain and across-the-board quality efforts. He served in a number of leadership positions at GE including country manager for GE Consumer and Industrial Puerto Rican operations and vice president of Lighting for GE's European Operations. Don also served as president of GE Capital's TIP and Mod Space Business as well as vice president of GE Industrial and Consumer operations in Europe and Asia.

McKenna's appointment is effective January 9, 2006. He will be based at the Company's Research Triangle Park facility in North Carolina.

Nortel Networks Ltd.

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