Ciena® Corporation (NYSE: CIEN) announced today that proxy materials are now available for its 2018 Annual Meeting of Stockholders to be held Tuesday, April 3, 2018 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: 2018 Annual Meeting of Stockholders

Date: Tuesday, April 3, 2018, 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

Stockholder Materials: Proxy materials for the 2018 Annual Meeting are now available on the Ciena Investor Relations website at

Online & Interactive Annual Report: The 2017 Annual Report is now available and can be downloaded here or at The interactive version of the 2017 Annual Report is also available and can be accessed here.

Additional Stockholder Information: Ciena stockholders as of the February 7, 2018 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.

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