Transmode appoints new Country Director in Japan

Stockholm, Sweden & Tokyo, Japan - 27th April 2011 - Transmode, a leading supplier of optical networking solutions, today announced the appointment of Naoko Kurauchi as Country Director Japan. Ms Kurauchi will be based in Tokyo. Simon Naylor, Transmode's Head of Sales Asia Pacific commented, "Japan is one of the largest markets in Asia Pacific and Transmode is demonstrating its commitment to this market by expanding the team with someone with the experience and track record of Kurauchi-san. Through our Japanese presence, we intend to provide strong local support to our global partner NEC and improve our understanding of the Japanese market requirements." Ms Kurauchi joins the Transmode team at a time when Asian sales are growing rapidly and she is the latest addition to the growing APAC sales team. Naoko has more than 20 years of experience in IT and telecommunications, having previously held senior sales and marketing management positions with Citrix Systems Japan, Airspan Japan, Juniper Networks, UUNet and MCI WorldCom Japan. She also has substantial experience of working cooperatively with Japan- headquartered NEC, Transmode's global sales and integration partner. Marathon- runner Naoko studied pharmacy at Osaka University before obtaining a Masters in Interactive Telecommunications at New York University, US. Karl Thedéen, Transmode's CEO, added, "The demand for more bandwidth continues to grow in the Asia Pacific region and particularly in high-tech markets such as Japan. We are building a strong APAC team to grow our business in the region and have therefore decided to enhance Transmode's position in Japan and Ms Kurauchi is the ideal appointment to achieve this. Furthermore, Ms Kurauchi will support and further develop our global partnership with NEC. We are confident she will quickly have a positive impact in the market and we welcome her to the already successful APAC team at Transmode." About Transmode Transmode is a leading provider of optical networking solutions for transport of data, voice and video traffic, based onCWDM and DWDM technology (Coarse/Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing). Transmode's uniqueIntelligent WDM (iWDM(TM)) approach has led to widespread deployment of over 20000 systems in a customer base consisting of more than 300 fixed and mobile network operators, service providers, large enterprises and public institutions across Europe, the Americas and Asia. Transmode's comprehensiveproduct portfolio and strong global organization enable our customers to grow the capacity and to improve service level of their regional, metro and metro access networks, on a cost-efficient basis without compromising on functionality. For additional information about Transmode, please For more information please contact: Ola Elmeland Vice President Marketing & Communications Transmode Systems AB Telephone: +46 8 506 882 71 This announcement is distributed by Thomson Reuters on behalf of Thomson Reuters clients. The owner of this announcement warrants that: (i) the releases contained herein are protected by copyright and other applicable laws; and (ii) they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein. Source: Transmode via Thomson Reuters ONE [HUG#1509198]