Lucent Technologies Enterprise spin-off unveils name, announces
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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