Nortel Networks Limited

Nortel Networks Limited

February 22, 2008 14:56 ET

Nortel Declares Preferred Share Dividends

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 22, 2008) - The board of directors of Nortel(1) Networks Limited (the "Company") today declared a dividend in respect of each of the months of March and April on each of the outstanding Cumulative Redeemable Class A Preferred Shares Series 5 (TSX:NTL.PR.F) and the outstanding Non-cumulative Redeemable Class A Preferred Shares Series 7 (TSX:NTL.PR.G). The dividend amount for each series is calculated in accordance with the terms and conditions applicable to each respective series, as set out in the Company's articles of incorporation. The annual dividend rate for each series floats in relation to changes in the average of the prime rate of Royal Bank of Canada and The Toronto-Dominion Bank during the preceding month ("Prime") and is adjusted upwards or downwards on a monthly basis by an adjustment factor that is based on the respective weighted average daily trading price of each series for the preceding month. The maximum monthly adjustment for changes in the weighted average daily trading price of each series will be plus or minus 4.0% of Prime. The annual floating dividend rate applicable for a month will in no event be less than 50% of Prime or greater than Prime. The dividend on each series in respect of the month of March is payable on April 14, 2008 to shareholders of record of such series at the close of business on March 31, 2008. The dividend on each series in respect of the month of April is payable on May 12, 2008 to shareholders of record of such series at the close of business on April 30, 2008.

About Nortel

Nortel is a recognized leader in delivering communications capabilities that make the promise of Business Made Simple a reality for our customers. Our next-generation technologies, for both service provider and enterprise networks, support multimedia and business-critical applications. Nortel's technologies are designed to help eliminate today's barriers to efficiency, speed and performance by simplifying networks and connecting people to the information they need, when they need it. Nortel does business in more than 150 countries around the world. For more information, visit Nortel on the Web at For the latest Nortel news, visit

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