Aricent Appoints COO

Appoints Sanjay Dhawan, previously chief strategy officer, as president and chief operating officer

November 14, 2007

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PALO ALTO, Calif. -- Aricent, the full-service,full-spectrum communications software company, today announced theappointment of Sanjay Dhawan as president and chief operating officer (COO).Dhawan brings to his position more than 23 years' experience in thecommunications technology industry. Since joining Aricent as chief strategyofficer in 2006, Dhawan has overseen several business units and deliveredrecord-breaking financial results. In his new role as president and COO,Dhawan will steer Aricent's multiple business units, sales organization,strategic business initiatives and numerous corporate functions.

"Sanjay Dhawan's proven leadership skills, endless energy and completecommitment to Aricent have been inspirational to everyone around him sincehe joined the company in 2006," said Ash Bhardwaj, chief executive officer,Aricent. "During our most recently completed quarter, Sanjay's leadershipresulted in the highest quarterly revenue in Aricent history."

"The communications sector is one of the most dynamic markets in the globaleconomy, with new opportunities and possibilities emerging each day," saidSanjay Dhawan, president and COO, Aricent. "I am delighted to take on thisnew role at Aricent and am positive that with the continued support ofclients, employees and partners, Aricent will reach even greater heights."

Prior to Aricent, Dhawan was chairman, CEO and co-founder of Inkra Networks,where he helped the company to define the virtual networking market segmentthrough its line of virtual data center technologies.Before starting Inkra, he was vice president of business development atNetopia, a leader in DSL access products. He fueled rapid growth at Netopiaby focusing on sales to service providers in Europe and Asia.Dhawan joined Netopia when it acquired StarNet Technologies, a pioneer invoice-over-DSL technology, which he co-founded and led as its president andCEO.

Dhawan holds a Masters of Science degree in electrical engineering fromBrunel University, England and a Bachelor of Science degree in electronicsand communications from REC Kurukshetra, India.

Aricent Inc.

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