SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
January 23, 2003
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,
(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 January 23, 2003, CIENA Corporation issued the press release attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 concerning a settlement agreement with Nortel Networks and related matters. The attached press release is incorporated herein by this reference.
Item 7. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
99.1 Press Release dated January 23, 2003.
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:||January 23, 2003||By:||/s/ RUSSELL B. STEVENSON, JR.
Russell B. Stevenson, Jr.
Senior Vice President, General Counsel