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[August 28, 2013]

Alcatel-Lucent appoints Jean Raby as Chief Financial & Legal Officer

Aug 28, 2013 (M2 PRESSWIRE via COMTEX) -- Alcatel-Lucent today announced theappointment of Jean Raby as Chief Financial & LegalOfficer, effective September 1, 2013. Jean Raby will relocateto Alcatel-Lucent's headquarters in .

Jean Raby served as a Partner and Managing Director in the InvestmentBanking Division at Goldman Sachs until the end of 2012. In thisposition, he built relationships and provided strategic and corporatefinance advice to clients across multiple industry sectors, including intelecom and information technologies. Previously, he worked as anassociate attorney with Sullivan & Cromwell from 1989 to 1996. JeanRaby was born and raised in Canada. He holds a LLB from theUniversite Laval in Quebec City, a MPhil in International Relations fromthe University of Cambridge in the UK and a LLM from the Harvard Law School.He was admitted to the New York Bar in 1988.

Michel Combes said: "I am delighted to welcome Jean to the Alcatel-Lucentteam at this particularly significant and important moment for the Group. Hisextensive knowledge of the industry and his deep understanding of globalfinancial markets in the widest sense will be of great value as we drive aheadwith the implementation of the Shift Plan announced in June and in particularour objectives to reach EUR1 billion of selective asset sales, EUR2 billion of debtrefinancing and EUR2 billion of debt reduction before the end of 2015".

Michel Combes added: "The appointments of Philippe Guillemot as ChiefOperations Officer in June and now Jean Raby as Chief Financial & LegalOfficer bring first class outside experience and fresh perspectives that willenable us to better capitalise on the outstanding knowledge and skills alreadypresent across the Alcatel-Lucent group." ABOUT ALCATEL-LUCENT (EURONEXT PARIS AND NYSE: ALU) Alcatel-Lucent is at the forefront of global communications, providingproducts and innovations in IP and cloud networking, as well as ultra-broadbandfixed and wireless access to service providers and their customers, enterprisesand institutions throughout the world.

Underpinning Alcatel-Lucent in driving the industrial transformation fromvoice telephony to high-speed digital delivery of data, video and informationis Bell Labs, an integral part of Alcatel-Lucent and one of the world'sforemost technology research institutes, responsible for countlessbreakthroughs that have shaped the networking and communications industry.Alcatel-Lucent innovations have resulted in the company being recognized byThomson Reuters as a Top 100 Global Innovator, as well as being named by MITTechnology Review as amongst 2012's Top 50 "World's Most Innovative Companies".Alcatel-Lucent has also been recognized for innovation in sustainability, beingranked Technology Supersector Leader by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index in2012 for making global communications more sustainable, affordable andaccessible, all in pursuit of the company's mission to realize the potential ofa connected world.

With revenues of Euro 14.4 billion in 2012, Alcatel-Lucent is listed on theParis and New York stock exchanges (Euronext and NYSE: ALU). The company isincorporated in France and headquartered in Paris.

For more information, visit Alcatel-Lucent on: http://www.alcatel-lucent.com , read the latest posts on theAlcatel-Lucent blog http://www.alcatel-lucent.com/blog and follow the Companyon Twitter: http://twitter.com/Alcatel_Lucent .

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