Diversity and the equal opportunity it affords is strategically important to Lucent.  It makes Lucent more competitive in the marketplace.  It has been Lucent's long standing tradition, as well as our corporate policy, to treat each individual with dignity and respect.  This is both a question of equity and of market success.  To guarantee this, we will effectively utilize all of our human resource talent and continue to pursue this effort.

Lucent's policy is to:

I want to reaffirm Lucent's commitment of providing equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment in accordance with all applicable laws, directives, and regulations of federal, state, and local governing bodies and agencies thereof.

I expect all managers throughout Lucent Technologies to comply fully with all aspects of this policy, and to conduct themselves in accordance with the principles of equal opportunity.

Demonstrated commitment to equal opportunity is an investment in our people and our future growth. Consequently, a company that attracts, selects, develops and retains the best will remain the industry leader. Lucent's ongoing efforts in this direction will provide us with a critical, competitive advantage in the marketplace.
Richard A. McGinn Chief Executive Officer & President  
October 1997