PARIS, November 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced a new leadership team effective January 1st, 2009. The new team formed of a nice blend of leaders coming from outside the company, new talents from inside the company and existing senior leaders, will support a new business model focused on customers and technology excellence.

The new business model is comprised of three Regions, Americas, Europe, Middle East and Africa, and APAC that will be headed by:

- Robert Vrij, President Americas. - Adolfo Hernandez, President Europe, Middle East and Africa (to join on December 1st). - Etienne Fouques, President APAC.

Three newly created organisations will be headed by:

- Kenneth Frank, President Solutions and Marketing. - Janet Davidson, President Quality and Customer Care. - Michel Rahier, President Operations.

In order to reflect the company's focus on open innovation led by Bell Labs, state-of-the-art product and software innovation as well as its continued momentum in Services and Enterprise markets, four Groups are formed.

The groups will be headed by:

- Philippe Keryer, President Carrier Product Group. - Andy Williams, President Services Group. - Paul Segre, President Applications Software Group. Paul will additionally continue to be President and CEO of Genesys. - Tom Burns, President Enterprise Product Group.

All the above-mentioned leaders will be part of the company's management committee together with Claire Pedini, Human Resources, Hubert de Pesquidoux, Chief Financial Officer and Jeong Kim, President Bell Labs.

About Alcatel-Lucent

Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) is the trusted partner of service providers, enterprises and governments worldwide, providing solutions that deliver voice, data and video communication services to end-users. A leader in fixed, mobile and converged broadband networking, IP technologies, applications and services, Alcatel-Lucent leverages the unrivalled technical and scientific expertise of Bell Labs, one of the largest innovation powerhouses in the communications industry. With operations in more than 130 countries and the most experienced global services organization in the industry, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with a global reach. Alcatel-Lucent achieved revenues of Euro 17.8 billion in 2007 and is incorporated in France, with executive offices located in Paris. For more information, visit Alcatel-Lucent on the Internet:

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