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Avaya Repurchases $131.6 Million of Senior Secured Notes During Third Fiscal Quarter


Avaya said it completed cash repurchases of $131.6 million in principal amount of its 11-1/8% senior secured notes during its third fiscal quarter.

Avaya Inc. (NYSE:AV), a leading global provider of business communications software, systems and services, today said it completed cash repurchases of $131.6 million in principal amount of its 11 1/8% senior secured notes during its third fiscal quarter. As a result of the repurchases, the company expects to record a one-time, pre-tax loss of $21.0 million for the third quarter.

"These repurchases are consistent with Avaya's objectives of reducing our long-term debt and de-leveraging our balance sheet," said Garry McGuire, chief financial officer, Avaya.

These repurchases, along with the previously announced redemption of $224 million in senior secured notes in February 2004, have lowered the outstanding balance of this issue by 55 percent from $640 million to $284 million. The company said that together, the transactions will save a total of approximately $17.7 million in interest expense for fiscal 2004 and $39.6 million annually thereafter.

About Avaya
Avaya Inc. designs, builds and manages communications networks for more than one million businesses worldwide, including over 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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