ADTRAN Names Gary Bolton as Vice President of Global Marketing

Industry Veteran Joins ADTRAN Management Team

ADTRAN Names Gary Bolton as Vice President of Global Marketing


Industry Veteran Joins ADTRAN Management Team

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - -(February 23, 2009) - -ADTRAN, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADTN), a leading supplier of networking and communications solutions, announced today that it has named Gary Bolton as vice president of Global Marketing. Bolton brings more than 20 years experience in telecom having helped large, industry -leading companies and growing innovative start -ups build brand, develop product positioning, communicate key messaging and establish leadership positions throughout the world. He joins ADTRAN from Hatteras Networks where he served as vice president of Marketing and Product Line Management. In his new role, Bolton will be responsible for development and implementation of all marketing initiatives across the company. His efforts will focus on growing market penetration of the company's key product lines.

"We are pleased to welcome Gary to our management team," said Rick Schansman, senior vice president and general manager, ADTRAN Enterprise Networks Division. "Our marketing efforts are essential to our success. Gary brings a wealth of experience and a proven track record from within our industry. We are excited to have him leading our marketing team."

"ADTRAN's innovative solutions and strong value proposition resonate more than ever with both carrier and enterprise customers during these tough economic times," said Gary Bolton, vice president of Global Marketing, ADTRAN. "The opportunities before us over the next several years based on our world -class team, product portfolio, and roadmap present a wealth of opportunity to increase value and deliver positive returns for our customers, partners and shareholders."

Prior to joining Hatteras, Bolton served as vice president of Broadband Access Marketing for Ciena Corporation and had previously served as vice president of Product Marketing and Product Management for Catena Networks, which was acquired by Ciena in May 2004. Bolton's career also includes 15 years of service with Nortel Networks in various management roles including Marketing, Product Line Management and Engineering. He holds an MBA from Duke University and a BS in Electrical Engineering from North Carolina State University.

About ADTRAN
ADTRAN, Inc. is a leading global provider of networking and communications equipment, with a portfolio of more than 1,700 solutions for use in the last mile of today's telecommunications networks. Widely deployed by carriers and enterprises alike, ADTRAN solutions enable voice, data, video, and Internet communications across copper, fiber, and wireless network infrastructures. ADTRAN solutions are currently in use by every major U.S. service provider and many global ones, as well as by thousands of public, private and governmental organizations worldwide.

For more information, contact the company at 800 9ADTRAN (800 923 -8726) or via email at info@adtran.com. On the Web, visit www.adtran.com.

Contact:
Tammie Dodson
Public Relations Manager
256 -963 -6739
tammie.dodson@adtran.com

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