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Avaya Appoints Marcio Mattos as New Managing Director for Brazil

08-22-2003

Avaya Inc. (NYSE:AV) a leading global provider of communicationsnetworks and services for businesses, today announced theappointment of Marcio Mattos as new managing director for Brazil.In this role, Mattos will lead Avaya's operations in Brazil wherehe will oversee sales as well as customers and BusinessPartnersthat will drive the company's growth in the country.

Avaya Inc. (NYSE:AV) a leading global provider of communicationsnetworks and services for businesses, today announced theappointment of Marcio Mattos as new managing director for Brazil.In this role, Mattos will lead Avaya's operations in Brazil wherehe will oversee sales as well as customers and BusinessPartnersthat will drive the company's growth in the country.

Mattos comes from BMC Software do Brasil where he served as thegeneral manager. Prior to that, he was with Ernst & Young asthe vice president of sales and marketing for Latin America. Mattosspent 12 years of his career at Lotus where he held variouspositions including vice president of Latin America, Sales andMarketing manager for Latin America, general manager for theSouthern Region, and Brazil country manager.

"Marcio's profound knowledge of software applications, his vastexperience in working with channels, experience in the majority ofcustomer segments and extensive experience in the financial andgovernment sectors is key to grow and support our business inBrazil. We look forward to him developing new markets and growingAvaya's business in Brazil, while supporting our very importantcustomer base," said Elizabeth Garcia, president of Avaya in theCaribbean and Latin America (CALA).

Mattos is an engineer with a degree in telecommunications fromthe Universidade Gama Filho. He will be based in Avaya's Brazilheadquarters in São Paulo and will report to Elizabeth Garcia,president for the CALA region based in Miami, Florida.

"Avaya has industry-leading solutions and services and I lookforward to working with a company that is focused on the businessresults of its customers. Brazil is an important market for Avayaand I feel privileged to lead a committed and talented team in sucha dynamic and competitive market," commented Mattos.

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: http://www.avaya.com

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