Ciena Announces Internet Availability of 2019 Annual Meeting Proxy Materials

HANOVER, Md.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Ciena®
Corporation (NYSE: CIEN), a networking systems, services and software
company, announced today that proxy materials are now available for its
2019 Annual Meeting of Stockholders to be held Thursday, March 28, 2019
at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Gary B. Smith, President and CEO, and David
M. Rothenstein, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, will
facilitate the meeting.

Event: 2019 Annual Meeting of Stockholders

Date: Thursday, March 28, 2019, 3:00 p.m. ET

Listen Live: An audio webcast of the meeting, accompanied by a
slide presentation, will be posted at the time of the event.
Shareholders will be able to ask questions through the virtual platform.
Registration and all materials can be found at www.virtualshareholdermeeting.com/ciena2019.

Stockholder Materials: Proxy materials for the 2019 Annual
Meeting are now available on the Ciena Investor Relations website here.

Online Annual Report: The 2018 Annual Report is now available and
can be downloaded here.

Additional Stockholder Information: Ciena stockholders as of the
February 1, 2019 record date for the Annual Meeting will be mailed a
“Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials” and will be
entitled to attend, vote and submit questions at the Annual Meeting by
entering the 16-digit control number included in their notice. The
notice will also include instructions for accessing Ciena’s proxy
materials online or requesting paper copies of the materials.

About Ciena

Ciena (NYSE: CIEN) is a networking systems, services and software
company. We provide solutions that help our clients create the Adaptive
Network™ in response to the constantly changing demands of their users.
By delivering best-in-class networking technology through high-touch
consultative relationships, we build the world’s most agile networks
with automation, openness and scale. For updates on Ciena, follow us on
Twitter @Ciena,
LinkedIn,
the Ciena
Insights blog
, or visit www.ciena.com.

Contacts

Press Contact:
Nicole Anderson
Ciena Corporation
(877)
857-7377
pr@ciena.com

Investor Contact:
Gregg Lampf
Ciena Corporation
(877)
243-6273
ir@ciena.com