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May 17, 2011 08:00 ET

Tekelec Names Hubert de Pesquidoux as Chairman of the Board

MORRISVILLE, NC--(Marketwire - May 17, 2011) - Tekelec (NASDAQ: TKLC), the mobile broadband solutions company, has appointed Hubert de Pesquidoux as the Chairman of the Board of Directors. He replaces Mark Floyd, who did not stand for re-election.

A Board member since 2009, de Pesquidoux serves on Tekelec's Audit and Corporate Development Committees. He is the former chief financial officer (CFO) of Alcatel-Lucent and president of the Enterprise Business Group of Alcatel-Lucent. Prior to those roles, he was a member of the Alcatel Executive Committee.

In his nearly 20-year career at Alcatel-Lucent SA (and its predecessor, Alcatel), de Pesquidoux's executive positions included executive vice president; president of Alcatel North America; chief operating officer (COO) of Alcatel North America; chief executive officer (CEO) of Alcatel Canada; and CFO of Alcatel USA. He joined Alcatel in 1991.

De Pesquidoux holds a master's degree in law and a master's degree in business from the Institute for Political Studies (Sciences Po) in Paris and a DESS in Finance from Paris Dauphine University.

"Hubert's broad international experience and telecom knowledge will be of immense help as Tekelec transitions to a new CEO and the company continues to execute its long-term strategy of building solutions to address the growth in mobile data and video," said Krish Prabhu, Tekelec's interim CEO.

About Tekelec
Tekelec enables billions of people and devices to talk, text and access the Web. Our portfolio delivers a unique layer of intelligence allowing service providers to both manage and monetize the exponential growth in data traffic and applications. Tekelec has more than 25 offices around the world serving customers in more than 100 countries. For more information, please visit www.tekelec.com.

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