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Avaya Appoints New Country Manager for Connectivity Solutions inSaudi Arabia

05-22-2003

Avaya Inc. (NYSE: AV), a leading global provider of communicationsnetworks and services for businesses, has appointed Dominic Morrisas its new country manager, Connectivity Solutions, Kingdom ofSaudi Arabia.

Avaya Inc. (NYSE: AV), a leading global provider ofcommunications networks and services for businesses, has appointedDominic Morris as its new country manager, Connectivity Solutions,Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Morris, aged 32, is based in Riyadh, from where he will maintainAvaya's leading market position as the largest provider ofstructured connectivity solutions in the Kingdom, reporting to theRegional Sales Director.

A certified Lucent Unlicensed Broadband wireless engineer,Morris joins Avaya after seven years in the Middle East, with aregional career history spanning Compaq, Lucent and Seven Seas. Hewas also a technical journalist with regional publishing giantITP.

Martin Hennessey, Sales Director, Connectivity Solutions, MiddleEast, North Africa, Turkey and Greece, said, "Dominic's experience,enthusiasm and expertise are the perfect recipe to ensure Avayamaintains its position in the Kingdom. Saudi Arabia is a vitalmarket for us, and Dominic's appointment goes a long way inunderlining our commitment to the Kingdom."

Dominic's role encompasses the day-to-day management of Avaya'ssales channel in the Kingdom, project management and support aswell as sales and technical support.

According to BSRIA, Avaya has a 79%* market share in SaudiArabia for horizontal copper systems, and with a growing need tosupport higher bandwidths, CAT 6 structured cabling systems fromAvaya are in great demand, Kingdom-wide.

Notes to Editors
*BSRIA Report, 16299/11 May 2002

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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