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Michael Capuano Joins Infinera as Vice President of Corporate Marketing

SUNNYVALE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 06/02/11 -- Infinera (NASDAQ: INFN) announced the appointment of Michael Capuano as Vice President of Corporate Marketing to strengthen Infinera's brand and increase awareness of its solutions and value proposition as the company expands its product portfolio and global reach.

Mr. Capuano brings more than 20 years of experience in marketing in the technology and networking industries, including marketing leadership positions at Cisco Systems and Juniper Networks. Mr. Capuano holds a Bachelor of Science in Physics from Colgate University.

"Infinera has grown dramatically since its inception and has achieved number one market share in the long haul DWDM market in North America owing to its disruptive technology. I am excited to join the team to help take the company to the next level as Infinera expands globally," said Mr. Capuano.

"We are pleased to welcome Mike as part of our leadership team and we look forward to working with him as we get the Infinera message out to more customers worldwide," said Infinera Chief Executive Officer Tom Fallon.

Based on the Digital Optical Networks architecture, Infinera optical systems deliver a range of digital features and functionalities, including Digital ROADM capabilities, Bandwidth Virtualization™, and end-to-end Digital OTN services. The Digital Optical Networks paradigm enables customers to build fast, flexible and profitable networks for the 21st century, and achieve superior network economics.

About Infinera
Infinera provides Digital Optical Networking systems to telecommunications carriers worldwide. Infinera's systems are unique in their use of a breakthrough semiconductor technology: the photonic integrated circuit (PIC). Infinera's systems and PIC technology are designed to provide customers with simpler and more flexible engineering and operations, faster time-to-service, and the ability to rapidly deliver differentiated services without reengineering their optical infrastructure. For more information, please visit http://www.infinera.com/.

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements based on current expectations, forecasts and assumptions that involve risks and uncertainties. These statements are based on information available to Infinera as of the date hereof; and actual results could differ materially from those stated or implied, due to risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements include statements regarding Infinera's expectations, beliefs, intentions or strategies regarding the future including that the Digital Optical Networks paradigm enables customers to build fast, flexible and profitable networks for the 21st century, and achieve superior network economics. Such forward-looking statements can be identified by forward-looking words such as "anticipated," "believed," "could," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "should," "will," and "would" or similar words. The risks and uncertainties that could cause our results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements include aggressive business tactics by our competitors, our dependence on a single product, our ability to protect our intellectual property, claims by others that we infringe their intellectual property, and our ability to respond to rapid technological changes, and other risks that may impact any of the group's business are set forth in their annual reports on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on March 1, 2011, as well as subsequent reports filed with or furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission. These statements are based on information available to us as of the date hereof and we disclaim any obligation to update the forward-looking statements included in this press release, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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