McDATA Appoints New President to Board -

McDATA Appoints New President to Board

McDATA Corporation (R), today announced the appointment of John A. Kelley to the company's Board of Directors. Kelley, McDATA's new president and chief operating officer, will serve as a Class I Director until the 2004 annual meeting of stockholders.

Kelley, who joined McDATA Aug. 27, as its president and chief operating officer, was most recently executive vice president for Qwest Communications International.

Kelley serves on the board of directors for both Polycom, Inc. of Milipitas, Calif. and Captaris Inc., of Bellevue, Wash. He has more than 25 years of experience and has held a number of senior executive positions.

"On behalf of the McDATA team, I'd like to welcome John Kelley and extend our company-wide enthusiasm for his arrival," said Jack McDonnell, chairman and chief executive officer of McDATA. "I am confident John's presence will prove invaluable to McDATA's mission of global market leadership in open SAN solutions and in implementing McDATA's core-to-edge enterprise strategy."

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