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Avaya Appoints Lars-Ole Hansen as Regional President, Europe,Middle East & Africa


Avaya Inc. (NYSE:AV), a leading global provider of communicationsnetworks and services for businesses, has announced the appointmentof Lars-Ole Hansen as regional president for Europe, Middle Eastand Africa (EMEA). He is based in Avaya's EMEA headquarters inWaterloo, Belgium and reports to Mike Thurk, group vice president,Enterprise Communications Group (ECG).

Avaya Inc. (NYSE:AV), a leading global provider ofcommunications networks and services for businesses, has announcedthe appointment of Lars-Ole Hansen as regional president forEurope, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). He is based in Avaya's EMEAheadquarters in Waterloo, Belgium and reports to Mike Thurk, groupvice president, Enterprise Communications Group (ECG).

Hansen joins Avaya from Airclic where he worked directly withleading telcos, handheld manufacturers and strategic partnersacross Europe to implement a next-generation platform thatsupported consumer and enterprise services on mobile informationplatform technology.

Hansen has held previous international sales and marketingmanagement roles at Hewlett Packard, Digital Equipment and 3Com. Healso separated US Robotics' worldwide sales and marketing from3Com, and was responsible for the establishment and development ofthe new organisation across Asia Pacific and EMEA.

"We continue to place emphasis on Europe, with significantprogress made in the IP Telephony space, as well as leadership incall centre technologies. I am confident that Lars-Ole will beinstrumental in driving the business further forward," said MikeThurk, group vice president ECG, Avaya.

Hansen replaces Patrick Lelorieux, who, after two and a halfyears in the role, has elected to leave Avaya for anotheropportunity in the global high-tech industry.

Hansen, a Danish national, is an engineer in electronics andalso holds a degree in business economics and organisation from theDanish Trading College.

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Lars-Ole Hansen, CVHighlights
AirclicJanuary 2002 – July 2003President, EMEA
US RoboticsSeptember 2000 – January 2002VP EMEA and Asia Pacific
3ComMay 2000 – August 2000Acting Worldwide Sales and Marketing Manager,US Robotics
August 1998 – May 2000VP Multi-country Region
DigitalEquipment CorporationOctober 1996 – July 1998VP Country Group
March 1995 – October 1996VP European Marketing
HP1994 – 1995European Partner Sales Manager (ComputerSystems)
1988 – 1994Multi-country Region Partner Sales andMarketing Manager (Computer Systems)

About Avaya
Avaya Inc. designs, builds and manages communications networks formore than 1 million businesses worldwide, including 90 percent ofthe FORTUNE 500®. Focused on businesses large to small, Avaya is aworld leader in secure and reliable Internet Protocol (IP)telephony systems and communications software applications andservices.

Driving the convergence of voice and data communications withbusiness applications — and distinguished by comprehensiveworldwide services — Avaya helps customers leverage existing andnew networks to achieve superior business results. For moreinformation visit the Avaya Web site:

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