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Avaya Appoints Richard Wallman To Board Of Directors


Avaya Inc., (NYSE:AV) a leading global provider of communicationsnetworks and services for businesses, today announced it hasappointed Richard Wallman to its board of directors.

Avaya Inc., (NYSE:AV) a leading global provider ofcommunications networks and services for businesses, todayannounced it has appointed Richard Wallman to its board ofdirectors.

Wallman is the former senior vice president and chief financialofficer of Honeywell International Inc. He also served asAlliedSignal Inc.'s chief financial officer from 1995 to 1999,prior to its merger with Honeywell. Wallman currently serves on theboards of directors of Ariba, Inc., Hayes-Lemmerz and LearCorporation.

"Richard Wallman's experience leading finance organizations forsome of the world's largest companies will be an asset to Avaya'sboard," said Don Peterson, chairman and CEO, Avaya. "Richard'sproven management ability and strategic view of business operationsis an excellent match for Avaya as we continue to help ourcustomers migrate to IP telephony and use it to improve theirbusinesses."

Wallman began his career at Ford Motor Company in its financeand product development groups. He held a variety of financepositions with Chrysler Corporation, including assistant controllerfor sales and marketing, before moving to IBM where he was vicepresident and controller.

Wallman has an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago and a electrical engineering from Vanderbilt University.

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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