SOURCE: Avaya Inc.

Avaya Inc.

September 10, 2009 14:28 ET

Avaya Responds to Motion Filed by Verizon Communications Inc.

BASKING RIDGE, NJ--(Marketwire - September 10, 2009) - Avaya Inc. issued the following statement in response to a motion filed by Verizon Communications Inc. on Sept. 9, 2009, in the U.S. Bankruptcy court for the District of Delaware related to Avaya's bid for Nortel Enterprise Solutions:

"Avaya is committed to providing current and future customers of Avaya with the highest levels of service and support as we pursue the acquisition of Nortel Enterprise Solutions. Avaya is engaged in discussions with Verizon to attempt to negotiate suitable arrangements for the assumption of the contracts referenced in Verizon's motion filed September 9, 2009. Avaya continues to believe that the acquisition of Nortel's Enterprise Solutions unit by Avaya will deliver significant value for customers and other stakeholders of both companies."

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Avaya is a global leader in enterprise communications systems. The company provides unified communications, contact centers, and related services directly and through its channel partners to leading businesses and organizations around the world. Enterprises of all sizes depend on Avaya for state-of-the-art communications that improve efficiency, collaboration, customer service and competitiveness. For more information please visit www.avaya.com.

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