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02.02.2001 – 15:49

Avaya Holdings Corp.

Avaya sells its EuroGeneris business to e-generis S.A.

    Waterloo, Belgium (ots-PRNewswire) - Avaya Inc. (NYSE: AV), a global leader in business communications systems, including converged voice and data networks, today announced that it has sold its EuroGeneris business, offering small enterprise communications systems, to e-generis S.A., a newly formed affiliate of the French holding company Barladie S.A., which is made up of private investors.          This decision reflects Avaya's strategy to target enterprise market segments requiring voice and data convergence solutions and was based on Avaya's objective to continue to offer customers the choice to buy and use EuroGeneris, as well as to preserve jobs. The EuroGeneris family, which is developed in Cesson-Sevigne and Saumur, and manufactured in Saumur, France, is aimed at small to medium sized businesses, primarily in Europe.          e-generis will continue to serve EuroGeneris reseller and end-user markets as well as offer positions to Avaya employees supporting EuroGeneris, previously dedicated to Research and Development, Training, Sales and Marketing activities.          About Avaya          Avaya, headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., USA, is a leading provider of communications systems for enterprises, including businesses, government agencies and other organisations. Avaya offers converged voice and data, customer relationship management, messaging, voice multi-service networking and structured cabling products and services. Avaya is a worldwide leader in sales of messaging and structured cabling systems and a US leader in sales of enterprise voice communications and call centre systems. Avaya intends to use its leadership positions in enterprise communications systems and software, its broad portfolio of products and services, and strategic alliances with other technology and consulting services leaders to offer its customers comprehensive eBusiness solutions. For more information about Avaya, visit its Web site at          About e-generis          e-generis, located in Rennes, Saumur and Paris, France is a supplier of telecommunications systems for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). Its main line of business is the EuroGeneris telecommunication systems, which has already been sold to more than 30,000 businesses in Europe, Middle East and Africa.          e-generis, is relying on its 50 plus employees, as well as technology partnerships with leading vendors to develop leading edge telecommunication systems for innovative small and medium-sized businesses. Being an SME itself with a strong network of distributors and resellers, e-generis offers the proximity and understanding of SME business needs. Its primary focus is in the areas of telecommunication systems and messaging for SMEs. For more information about e-generis, visit its Web site at      ots Original Text Service: Avaya Inc. Internet:

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