SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
March 26, 2002
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other
(Commission File No.)
(IRS Employer Identification No.)
1201 Winterson Road, Linthicum, Maryland 21090
(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)
Registrants telephone number, including area code:
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
Exhibit Index on Page 2
Item 5. Other Events.
On March 26, 2002, CIENA Corporation issued the press release attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 concerning an immediate workforce reduction and certain associated and other charges. The press release is incorporated herein by this reference.
Item 7. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
99.1 Press Release, issued March 26, 2002 (announcing a reduction in force and associated charges in connection therewith as well as certain dispositions or write offs of assets specified therein).
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:||March 26, 2002||By:||/s/ Russell B. Stevenson, Jr.
Russell B. Stevenson, Jr.
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and