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MESSAGE FROM OUR CEO

Integrity is one of Ciena’s five core values, and provides a strong moral and ethical foundation for all that we do. Honesty, adherence to high ethical standards, and good business judgment are essential to Ciena’s success in the market. These traits are also the key to fostering strong, trusted relationships with our customers and business partners, and to promoting a workplace among colleagues of which we can all be proud.

This Code of Business Conduct and Ethics (the “Code”) is an extension of our values, setting forth the standards of conduct that Ciena expects of all of its employees, officers and members of the Board of Directors. Each of us is expected to read, be familiar with and follow the Code. We also expect that our business partners will adhere to these same high standards. While a lot of the information in the Code may seem like common sense, it serves as an important reminder of those behaviors expected of each us of in order to “do the right thing” in our business activities at Ciena.

The Code cannot cover every situation that you may come across in your work at Ciena. If at any time you have a question about the behaviors expected of you under the Code, please ask before acting. Similarly if you believe that the Code is being violated, please report it using one of the methods outlined in the Code.

Ciena’s compliance with our legal and ethical obligations is everyone’s responsibility and is critical to the company’s continued success. Thank you for your commitment to Ciena and your dedication in upholding our values.

Gary B. Smith
President & Chief Executive Officer

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