Global technology leader Ciena® (NYSE: CIEN) and its CEO Gary Smith wish to invite the media to attend a ceremony related to its growing commitment and contribution to the Ottawa economy. The event will welcome policy, business and community leaders as Ciena reveals plans for its future in Ottawa.

Ciena’s technology is at the heart of today’s communications networks in our expanding digital economy. Whether it is a phone call, email, video transfer, or large amounts of data moving between organizations, Ciena is behind the scenes, making communication happen. In 2010, Ciena acquired Nortel’s Metro Ethernet Networks business, strengthening the company’s foothold as a powerful global leader in the increasingly important communications industry.

WHAT:           Ciena Ottawa Announcement

WHEN:           9:00 a.m. on May 8, 2015

WHERE:        5050 Innovation Drive(Kanata North Business Park, March Road & Terry Fox Drive)

Ottawa is home to Ciena’s largest employee base, including more than 1500 people, who comprise approximately 30 percent of its global workforce and more than 50 percent of its global research and development team.

About Ciena
Ciena (NYSE: CIEN) is the network specialist. We collaborate with customers worldwide to unlock the strategic potential of their networks and fundamentally change the way they perform and compete. Ciena leverages its deep expertise in packet and optical networking and distributed software automation to deliver solutions in alignment with its OPn architecture for next-generation networks. We enable a high-scale, programmable infrastructure that can be controlled and adapted by network-level applications, and provide open interfaces to coordinate computing, storage and network resources in a unified, virtualized environment. For updates on Ciena news, follow us on Twitter @Ciena or on LinkedIn. Investors are encouraged to review the Investors section of our website at, where we routinely post press releases, SEC filings, recent news, financial results, and other announcements. From time to time we exclusively post material information to this website along with other disclosure channels that we use.