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Inc. Magazine Recognizes ShoreTel as One of the Fastest Growing Companies in the United States

IP Telephony Leader Placed on Inc's Prestigious Inc. 5000 List
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SUNNYVALE, CA, January 22, 2007 - ShoreTel, Inc., (NASDAQ: SHOR), a leading provider of enterprise IP telephony solutions, today announced that it is the recipient of the Inc. 5000 award celebrating America's fastest-growing private companies. ShoreTel was evaluated as a private company prior to its IPO and placed # 663 in the list of 5,000 companies. The rankings were based on percentage growth of net sales over a five-year period.

"With solutions that encompass unified communications, enterprise mobility, and call centers, we believe that ShoreTel is an important catalyst for businesses' productivity gains today," said ShoreTel CEO John Combs. "The Inc. 5000 award is a testament to the satisfaction of our growing customer base and validates ShoreTel's value proposition as an easy-to-use, reliable, best-in-class IP telephony system."

ShoreTel's distributed software architecture and switched-based hardware platform deliver the reliability and scalability required by SMBs and enterprises, while improving the network manager's ability to easily configure, manage and maintain converged voice-data networks. Complete feature transparency between branch locations and advanced functionality address all end-user needs, including those of the mobile worker. ShoreTel's Pure IP telephony systems are a critical component of the enterprise communications systems for corporations including Robert Half International, Inc. (NYSE symbol: RHI), ThyssenKrupp Elevator and the City of Oakland, California.

About ShoreTel, Inc.

ShoreTel is a leading provider of enterprise IP telephony solutions. ShoreTel voice systems provide customers with a number of key benefits, including ease of use, manageability and lower total cost of ownership than alternative solutions. ShoreTel's distributed software architecture and switched-based hardware platform extend enterprise-class voice services to every office and outpost, keeping employees fully connected wherever they go. Founded in 1996, ShoreTel has achieved broad industry recognition for its technology and high customer satisfaction. For the last four years, IT executives surveyed by Nemertes Research, an independent research firm, have rated ShoreTel highest in customer satisfaction among leading enterprise telecommunications systems providers. A select, worldwide group of channel partners provide service and support. ShoreTel is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, and has regional offices in the United Kingdom, Sydney, Australia and Munich, Germany. For more information, visit http://www.shoretel.com/ or call 1-877-80SHORE.