Telecom equipment maker Nortel Networks Corp. said on Friday its insurers have agreed to pay $228.5 million toward a proposed settlement of a shareholder lawsuit.

As part of the settlement announced in February, Toronto-based Nortel will make a payment of $575 million in cash, issue 628.7 million common shares, and contribute half of any funds it recovers from lawsuits against former senior officers who were fired in April 2004.