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Corporate governance

Corporate governance and ethics
Ciena's management and Board of Directors believe that good corporate governance and high ethical standards are essential to the Company's long-term success. Accordingly, the Board has adopted a number of policies and procedures that are intended to assist it and the management to carry out their responsibilities effectively. The Board reviews these documents periodically and amends them as necessary to achieve their objectives.

Responsible Business Practices

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Communications with Board of Directors
Ciena's Board of Directors has adopted a procedure for receiving and addressing communications from all interested parties, including Ciena’s stockholders. You may send written communications to the entire Board of Directors (or any committee thereof), Ciena’s lead independent director, or all the independent directors of the Board, by addressing communications to Ciena Corporation, 7035 Ridge Road, Hanover, MD 21076, Attention: Corporate Secretary. Communications by e-mail should be addressed to and marked "Attention: Corporate Secretary" in the "Subject" field.

Report a violation of Ciena's code of business conduct and ethics
Ciena Corporation, the network specialist, offers leading network infrastructure solutions, intelligent software and a comprehensive services practice.

Ciena believes that honesty, adherence to highest ethical standards and compliance with the law on the part of all of its employees, officers and directors are essential to Ciena's success.  Anyone who becomes aware of a violation of Ciena's Code of Business Conduct and Business Ethics, may report it using EthicsPoint, an independent third-party service. 
Reports filed through EthicsPoint are directed to the General Counsel and other appropriate persons within Ciena's management. Reports of financial or accounting violations are forwarded to the General Counsel and the Chair of the Audit Committee of Ciena’s Board of Directors. 

The EthicsPoint service can be reached via the internet at or by calling EthicsPoint's toll-free number:  1-866-384-4277.

Corporate Social Responsibility
Our Corporate Social Responsibility practices and policies are designed to help Ciena operate as a supplier of choice, an employer of choice, and a neighbor of choice around the globe. Learn more about Corporate Social Responsibility at Ciena.