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Avaya Appoints McCaffery as Chief Operating Officer for UK andIreland

09-03-2003

Avaya Inc. (NYSE:AV), a leading global provider of communicationsnetworks and services for businesses, today announced theappointment of Sean McCaffery as chief operating officer for the UKand Ireland. McCaffery will be responsible for the management andoperation of Avaya's multi-channel strategy. He will reportdirectly to Clive Sawkins, vice-president for Avaya's business inthe UK and Ireland.

Avaya Inc. (NYSE:AV), a leading global provider ofcommunications networks and services for businesses, todayannounced the appointment of Sean McCaffery as chief operatingofficer for the UK and Ireland. McCaffery will be responsible forthe management and operation of Avaya's multi-channel strategy. Hewill report directly to Clive Sawkins, vice-president for Avaya'sbusiness in the UK and Ireland.

Based at Avaya's UK and Ireland headquarters in Guildford,McCaffery will manage Avaya's partner and reseller channels. Also,he will be responsible for forecasting and managing the budgetingprocess while working with the operational team at Avaya.

McCaffery has over seven years experience in thetelecommunications industry, working at Avaya and previously atLucent Technologies. His roles have included sales operationsdirector for Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africawhere he managed the relationship between Avaya's channel supportcentre and business partners.

Clive Sawkins, vice-president for Avaya in the UK and Irelandcommented: "We view Sean's appointment as an important step inensuring Avaya's multi-channel strategy provides the best possibleservices for partners, resellers and customers. Sean has theexperience and understanding to enhance operational effectivenessand drive Avaya's sales across the important UK and Irelandmarkets, using his relationship management and financialskills."

McCaffery began his career at DHV Ltd., Dutch, environmentalengineering company as a finance manager, following graduation fromBudapest University of Economics with an MBA in InternationalEconomics. Also, he holds a B.A. in international business fromWestmont College.

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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