AlcaLu Names HP Alliance Head

Alcatel-Lucent appoints new HP strategic alliance leader

June 24, 2009

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PARIS -- Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced the appointment of Christel Heydemann, as Strategic Alliance Vice President for HP reporting to Tom Burns, President of Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise Product Group. She will be based in California.

Last week, HP and Alcatel-Lucent announced that they have signed a relationship agreement establishing both parties’ intent to form a 10-year global alliance to bring new end-to-end integrated telecom and IT solutions to the market.

In her role, Christel Heydemann will be responsible for leading, developing and enhancing Alcatel-Lucent's strategic relationship with HP. Her focus will be on the go-to-market activities, the development of end-to-end solutions combining Alcatel-Lucent and HP portfolios and the alignment of Alcatel-Lucent products and services with HP products and services. She will also put in place the governance structure to monitor the success of the alliance.

“Christel’s new role is major as the alliance with HP will be instrumental to the success of Alcatel-Lucent co-sourcing strategy. I am confident that she will drive this relationship with HP forward to deliver the greatest benefits expected by our customers and our two companies,” said Ben Verwaayen, Alcatel-Lucent chief executive officer.

Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU)

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