Avaya Completes Acquisition of Tenovis
For immediate release: Thursday, November 18, 2004
BASKING RIDGE, N.J. , US - Avaya Inc. (NYSE:AV), a leading global provider of business communications software,
systems and services, today said it completed the acquisition of Tenovis GmbH & Co. KG, a major European provider
of enterprise communications systems and services, from affiliates of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
Tenovis provides communications solutions, including telephony, call and contact centers, customer relationship
management, messaging, networking and services to companies and public authorities across Europe. With the
acquisition, Avaya adds more than 5,400 employees to its operations across Austria, Belgium, France, Germany,
Italy, Spain, Switzerland and The Netherlands. The acquisition significantly increases the company's European
customer base, market share and presence.
Avaya Inc. designs, builds and manages communications networks for more than one million businesses worldwide,
including over 90 percent of the FORTUNE 500®. Focused on businesses large to small, Avaya is a world leader in
secure and reliable Internet Protocol telephony systems and communications software applications and services.
Driving the convergence of voice and data communications with business applications — and distinguished by
comprehensive worldwide services — Avaya helps customers leverage existing and new networks to achieve superior
business results. For more information visit the Avaya Web site: http://www.avaya.com
For more information reporters may contact:
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Matt Booher, Investor Relations
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