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Avaya Appoints Debbie Bruce as New Finance Director for UK &Ireland


Avaya announced the appointment of Debbie Bruce as its new finance director for the UK and Ireland business.

Avaya Inc. (NYSE:AV), a leading global provider of communications networks and services for businesses, has announced the appointment of Debbie Bruce as its new finance director for the UK and Ireland business. Bruce will be responsible for the finance function within the region including maintaining strong fiscal controls and providing financial information to support commercial decisions within the business.

Based at Avaya's UK & Ireland headquarters in Guildford, Bruce will report to Pascal Campaignolle, international finance director. She steps into the role with immediate effect, replacing Kirk Locke-Scobie who left the business in November 2003.

Bruce joined Avaya in January 2003 as the finance director for Avaya's Small and Medium-sized Business Solutions (SMBS) group based in the UK. In her new, expanded role, she will provide strategic financial leadership and decision support for Avaya's Enterprise Communications and Services businesses in addition to the SMBS group in the UK and Ireland.

Prior to joining Avaya, Bruce has held a number of finance director roles with Oracle, the US database and solutions provider, latterly as finance director for its General Business pision in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Most recently she has been working with a number of venture capitalist companies. Bruce began her career working for the Grand Metropolitan Group.

Pascal Campaignolle, Avaya's international finance director commented: "Debbie has made a significant contribution to Avaya's SMBS group since joining a year ago. This experience, coupled with her previous roles in the IT sector with Oracle will be significant in contributing to the growth of the UK and Ireland business, which represents the largest country operation for Avaya outside the US."

Bruce has a BSc in Management Sciences from Warwick University and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management (CIMA).

Photography is available on request.

About Avaya
Avaya Inc. designs, builds and manages communications networks for more than 1 million businesses worldwide, including 90 percent of the FORTUNE 500®. Focused on businesses large to small, Avaya is a world leader in secure and reliable Internet Protocol (IP) telephony systems and communications software applications and services.

Driving the convergence of voice and data communications with business applications - and distinguished by comprehensive worldwide services - Avaya helps customers leverage existing and new networks to achieve superior business results. For more information visit the Avaya Web site:

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