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Company Continues to Add Depth and Experience to Executive Management Team


LUTON, England, June 28, 2001 - Clarent® Corporation (Nasdaq: CLRN), a leading provider of softswitch and Internet Protocol (IP) communications solutions, today announced the appointment of Tuck Newport as Vice President of Strategic Initiatives. Newport's role will be to advise Clarent's Office of the President on the company's strategic initiatives, cost alignment, and operational planning.

"Tuck will play a pivotal role in our management team. He brings great experience in managing the rapid growth of successful organizations and will help Clarent continue to grow and achieve consistent profitability," said Barry Forman, president and executive chairman, Clarent Corporation. "We are pleased to have him on board."

Newport joins Clarent with over two decades of leadership experience in all facets of developing and marketing software and network products for start-up enterprises and large corporations. Newport served as a vice president at VeriFone, a leading supplier of point-of-sale terminals for electronic payment transactions. During his six years there, his responsibilities included marketing, sales, service, software development, and finance. He has founded and managed wireless data, enterprise software, and magazine publishing firms. Newport also designed and implemented production and business information systems for a division of the Hearst Corporation.


About Clarent

Clarent Corporation (Nasdaq: CLRN) is a world leader in providing intelligent softswitch and software-driven products for new generation, IP-based communications networks. Clarent solutions enable interconnection among communications service providers' disparate networks and foster the creation of global footprints for more than 350 telecom service providers worldwide, including AT&T, NTT and China Telecom. Clarent's software platform encourages innovation by allowing carriers to develop multiple new features for consumers and enterprises. Founded in 1996, Clarent is headquartered in Redwood City, Calif. and has offices in Asia, Europe, Latin America and North America. To learn more about Clarent, visit its Web site at http://www.clarent.com.


Forward Looking Statements

This release may contain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including statements relating to Clarent's future growth and strategic goals. These statements involve risks and uncertainties, including potential issues relating to changes in market conditions, interoperability, inability to introduce new products, ability to retain customers, government regulations, the international communications industry, technological changes and other factors, which could cause actual results to vary materially from those expressed in or indicated by the forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties are described further in the risk factors discussed in Clarent's periodic filings with the SEC.

Trademarks

Clarent, the Clarent logo, Clarent OpenAccess, NetPerformer, DynaStar, Clarent Command Center, Clarent ThroughPacket, Clarent CPG, Clarent OpenAccess, PowerCell, SkyPerformer, ACTview and ServiceXchange are trademarks or registered trademarks, and "The Clearer. The Better" is a service mark of Clarent Corporation in the United States and other jurisdictions. All other trademarks, registered trademarks and service marks are the property of their respective owners.

Contacts:

Kathleen Noonan
Clarent Corporation
+ 01 650-481-2511
kathleen.noonan@clarent.com

Nicola Males / Melanie Tonkin
Eclat Marketing
+ 44 1628 400900
nicolam@eclat.co.uk / melanie@eclat.co.uk

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