Murray Hill, N.J. (Sept. 7, 2004) - Telecommunications equipment maker Lucent Technologies Inc. said that it could get an $816 million tax refund from the Internal Revenue Service, pending congressional approval.

Lucent pointed out in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that U.S. tax officials have approved the refund, which settles an IRS dispute dating back to 1996, when Lucent was still part of AT&T Corp.

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