SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): December 11, 2014
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On December 11, 2014, Ciena Corporation ("Ciena") issued a press release announcing its financial results for its fourth quarter and fiscal year ended October 31, 2014. The text of the press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Report. The information in this Report shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, and shall not be incorporated by reference into any registration statement pursuant to the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.
As discussed in the press release above, Ciena will be hosting an investor call to discuss its results of operations for its fourth quarter and fiscal year ended October 31, 2014. Ciena is making available on its corporate website at http://investor.ciena.com/financials.cfm an investor presentation to accompany this call. This presentation includes certain highlighted items from the fourth quarter and year ended October 31, 2014 to be discussed on the call and certain historical results.
Investors are encouraged to review the “Investors” page of our website at www.ciena.com because, as with the other disclosure channels that we use, from time to time we may post material information exclusively on that site.
The following exhibit is being filed herewith:
Description of Document
Text of Press Release dated December 11, 2014, issued by Ciena Corporation, reporting its results of operations for its fourth quarter and fiscal year ended October 31, 2014.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.
Date: December 11, 2014
/S/ David M. Rothenstein
David M. Rothenstein
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary