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Shoreline Communications Names IBM Executive as Chief Financial Officer and VP of Finance

New CFO Will Help Manage Shoreline's Growth in U.S. and International Markets
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SUNNYVALE, CA, July 5, 2000 - Shoreline Communications, the leading provider of enterprise-class IP voice communication systems, today announced the appointment of Cosmo L. Nista as Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Finance for Shoreline.

Nista brings 24 years of global financing and business development experience, including 15 years in various senior level financial positions at IBM. He was most recently controller of IBM Global Services in Asia. Prior to IBM, Nista held key financial management positions with ROLM Corporation, Infomedia, and Xerox.

"Cos brings to Shoreline an extensive track record in running national and international financial operations that will be invaluable in executing our vision to deliver the next generation of IP voice communications systems to enterprise and service provider markets," said John Fazio, President and CEO of Shoreline Communications. "His expertise in international markets will be particularly important as we extend our business to Europe and the Pacific Rim."

Nista holds both a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Virginia.

About Shoreline Communications

Shoreline Communications Inc. has been making IP voice communications a reality in the enterprise since October 1998, shipping more than 30,000 VoIP ports to enterprise and service provider (SP) customers. The award-winning Shoreline IP Voice Communications System is a platform based on Shoreline's Distributed Internet Voice Architecture (DIVA), designed to meet requirements of enterprise and SP customers for scalability, reliability, and manageability. In addition, the Shoreline system provides both a rich set of integrated voice services as well as standards-based interfaces to 3rd party voice applications that enhance personal and organizational productivity. For more information, visit www.goshoreline.com or call 1-877-80SHORE.