CIEN » Topics » TO BE HELD MARCH 25, 2009

This excerpt taken from the CIEN DEF 14A filed Feb 2, 2009.
To the stockholders of Ciena Corporation:
The 2009 Annual Meeting of Stockholders of Ciena Corporation will be held at The Westin Baltimore Washington Airport — BWI, located at 1110 Old Elkridge Landing Road, Linthicum, Maryland, on Wednesday, March 25, 2009 at 3:00 p.m. local time for the following purposes:
  1.  To elect two members of the Board of Directors to serve as Class III directors for three-year terms ending in 2012, or until their respective successors are elected and qualified;
  2.  To ratify the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as Ciena’s independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending October 31, 2009; and
  3.  To consider and act upon such other business as may properly come before the Annual Meeting or any adjournment or postponement thereof.
These matters are more fully described in the proxy statement accompanying this notice.
We are pleased to take advantage of Securities and Exchange Commission rules that allow us to furnish these proxy materials and our annual report to stockholders on the Internet. We believe that posting these materials on the Internet enables us to provide stockholders with the information that they need more quickly, while lowering our costs of printing and delivery and reducing the environmental impact of our Annual Meeting.
As stockholders of Ciena, your vote is important. Whether or not you plan to attend the Annual Meeting in person, it is important that you vote as soon as possible to ensure that your shares are represented. Stockholders may listen to a webcast of the Annual Meeting by following the instructions that will be available on the “Investors” page of our website at
By Order of the Board of Directors,
-s- David M. Rothenstein,
David M. Rothenstein
Linthicum, Maryland
February 2, 2009


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