This excerpt taken from the CIEN DEF 14A filed Jan 26, 2007.
HOUSEHOLDING OF PROXY STATEMENT AND ANNUAL REPORT TO SHAREHOLDERS
Shareholders residing in the same household who hold their stock through a bank or broker may receive only one Annual Report to Shareholders and Proxy Statement in accordance with a notice sent earlier by their bank or broker. This practice of sending only one copy of proxy materials is called householding. This saves Ciena money in printing and distribution costs. This practice will continue unless instructions to the contrary are received by your bank or broker from one or more of the shareholders within the household.
If you hold your shares in street name and reside in a household that received only one copy of the Annual Meeting materials, you can request to receive a separate copy in the future by following the instructions provided on the voting instruction card sent by your bank or broker. If your household is receiving multiple copies of the annual report and proxy statement, you may request that only a single set of materials be sent by checking the appropriate
box on the voting instruction card sent by your bank or broker. Alternatively, you may send written instructions to ADP, Householding Department, 51 Mercedes Way, Edgewood, NY 11717. Your instructions must include the name of your bank or broker and your brokerage account number.
Shareholders of record will receive one Proxy Statement and Annual Report for each account. Copies of our Annual Report to Shareholders and Proxy Statement are available by contacting Cienas Investor Relations at (888) 243-6223, or write us at Ciena Corporation, 1201 Winterson Road, Linthicum, MD 21090, Attention: Investor Relations.