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NFP Selects ShoreTel Sky for Business Phone System and Unified Communications Solution

NFP Leveraging Hosted Platform and Application Integration across Locations
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SUNNYVALE, Calif. – Nov. 18, 2013 ShoreTel® (NASDAQ: SHOR), the leading provider of brilliantly simple phone systems and unified communications solutions, announced that NFP™, a leading provider of benefits, insurance and wealth management services, has selected the ShoreTel Sky solution for their voice and unified communications needs.

NFP and its benefits, insurance and wealth management businesses provide diversified advisory and brokerage services to companies and high net worth individuals, partnering with them to preserve their assets and prosper over the long term. NFP advisors provide innovative and comprehensive solutions, backed by NFP’s national scale and resources. 

Commenting on today’s announcement, Dan Salomon, senior vice president of integration management for NFP said, “NFP enlisted the help of a trusted partner – Business Communications Management (BCM) – to help identify a voice and unified communications solution that can provide the flexibility necessary to facilitate communications across our NFP offices throughout the U.S. and in Canada and Puerto Rico. We were interested in a phone system that would easily integrate with our back-office and sales platforms. The ShoreTel Sky team understood our diversified business needs and was able to develop a cost efficient, client-focused approach to unified communications with an eye towards service and mobility.”

“We are thrilled that NFP has placed trust in our solution,” said Keith Nealon, president and general manager of ShoreTel’s Cloud Division. “An increasing number of leading organizations like NFP are recognizing that cloud phone systems can provide unmatched flexibility for growing organizations and that the best providers can meet strict reliability and security requirements.”

NFP will implement the solution during a phased roll-out across locations, working with ShoreTel to create a simple, repeatable implementation and training process. 

About NFP
NFP (National Financial Partners Corp.) and its benefits, insurance and wealth management businesses provide diversified advisory and brokerage services to companies and high net worth individuals, partnering with them to preserve their assets and prosper over the long term. NFP advisors provide innovative and comprehensive solutions, backed by NFP's national scale and resources. NFP operates in three business segments. The Corporate Client Group provides corporate and executive benefits, retirement plans, and property and casualty insurance. The Individual Client Group includes retail and wholesale life insurance brokerage and wealth management advisory services. The Advisor Services Group serves independent financial advisors by offering broker/dealer and asset management products and services. Most recently NFP was ranked in the top 10 on Business Insurance's 100 Largest Brokers of U.S. Business and Best’s Review’s Top Global Insurance Broker lists; second on Business Insurance's Largest Agents and Brokers Headquartered in the U.S. Northeast; it operates the third-largest executive benefits provider of nonqualified deferred compensation plans by total clients, as ranked by PlanSponsor; and operates a top 10 independent broker/dealer as ranked by Investment Advisor. NFP is also a leading independent life insurance distributor according to many top-tier carriers. For more information, visit www.nfp.com

About ShoreTel, Inc.

ShoreTel, Inc., (NASDAQ: SHOR) is a leading provider of Pure IP unified communications solutions. ShoreTel enables companies of any size to seamlessly integrate all communications - voice, video, messaging and data - with their business processes. Independent of device or location, ShoreTel's distributed software architecture eliminates the traditional costs, complexity and reliability issues typically associated with other solutions. ShoreTel continues to deliver the highest levels of customer satisfaction, ease of use and manageability while driving down the overall total cost of ownership. ShoreTel is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, and has regional offices in Austin, Texas, the United Kingdom, Sydney, Australia and Munich, Germany. For more information, visit www.shoretel.com or call 1-800-425-9385.