Lucent Technologies Enterprise spin-off unveils name, announces
   leadership team 

   FOR RELEASE TUESDAY JUNE 27, 2000


   BASKING RIDGE, N.J. - The Enterprise Networks Group soon to be spun off from Lucent Technologies
   (NYSE: LU) today announced that it will be named Avaya, pronounced uhv-EYE-uh. The new name and
   logo will begin appearing in advertising and on company buildings and vehicles in the coming weeks. 

   As announced in March, Lucent expects to complete the spin-off by the close of the fourth fiscal quarter of
   2000, which ends Sept. 30. 

   "We chose a name that would set us apart and capture what we're doing with the company - focusing on
   communications solutions for business customers," said Don Peterson, president and CEO. "Avaya sounds
   open and fluid-reflecting a company that's open-minded and that provides seamless, effortless
   interconnections among people and businesses." 

   The company's new logo is a word mark formed of letters that fit together and enhance one another. Its
   red color is bright and strong, and honors the company's Lucent Technologies heritage. 

   The new Avaya will focus on enabling enterprises to succeed in the eBusiness age by providing advanced
   communications hardware, software and solutions. The company starts out as a worldwide leader in
   messaging and structured cabling solutions, and a U.S. leader in call centers and voice communications
   systems. Avaya has nearly one million business customers in more than 90 countries, including more
   than three-quarters of the Fortune 500. 
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