PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwire - October 5, 2009) - Aricent™, a global innovation, technology and services company focused exclusively on communications, will be speaking at Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.'s (KKR) upcoming CIO Summit taking place October 6-7, 2009 at the Sun Executive Briefing Center in Menlo Park, California. KKR has prepared two days of discussions highlighting strategies and technologies that deliver value through innovation, with a particular emphasis on generating near term, high ROI results.

Aricent's Vice President of Worldwide Marketing, Keith Higgins, will discuss how fundamental shifts in communications, including the convergence of cloud services with mobile networks, have created substantial new professional service opportunities across a range of industry segments.

Where:

--  The private, invitation-only event will be held at Sun
    Microsystems' Executive Briefing Center, 15 Network Circle,
    Menlo Park, California 94025

When:

--  CIO Summit: October 6-7, 2009
--  Aricent's Speaking Session: Tuesday, 3:00PM

KKR's CIO Summit is expected to include presentations by industry thought leaders, case studies from KKR CIO's on IT best practices and analyst insights on solutions and technologies that have high ROI.

About Aricent

Aricent is a global innovation, technology and services company focused exclusively on communications. Aricent combines the leading innovation capabilities of frog design with unparalleled domain expertise in communications as a strategic supplier to the world's foremost infrastructure, application and service providers. The company's investors include Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., Sequoia Capital, The Family Office and The Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board. For more information, visit http://www.aricent.com.

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Contact Information: For further information, contact: Steven Manuel Sr. Director, Corporate Marketing Aricent Tel: +1 650 391 1621 Email: Chris Lalli Americas: Cohn & Wolfe Tel: +1 415 365 8540 Email: Paula Muezerie Europe: AxiCom Tel: +44 208 392 4081 Email: Varun Dubey Manager, Corporate Marketing, APAC Aricent Tel: +91 9711367093 Email: Shikha Singh Sehrawat India: Text 100 Tel: +91 981 175 7369 Email: