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ShoreTel Executive to Drive Growth of Leading Enterprise Communications Solution

Regional Role based in Australia
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SYDNEY, Australia, 12 February, 2009 - ShoreTel, Inc., (NASDAQ: SHOR), a leading provider of Pure IP Unified Communications (UC) solutions, has appointed Vasili Triant as Managing Director for South East Asia.

Mr. Triant will be based in Sydney where he will lead the company's planned expansion in the Australian enterprise communications sector, as well as in the region. Mr. Triant is a specialist in IP telephony, UC and networking, and previously was the ShoreTel regional director for the SouthWest United States and Mexico, where he successfully led sales initiatives to expand ShoreTel's market share.

He joined ShoreTel in 2004, following extensive experience in the PBX systems sector, which includes owning and operating a successful IP telephony solutions provider company in Southern California. This company designed and sold solutions around the ShoreTel UC platform, and its success was due to Mr. Triant's ability to identify a gap in the market for a solutions provider to focus on voice and data, during a period when the market was mainly focused on voice-only communications systems.

Prior to this, Mr. Triant was the director of sales at a server-based IP PBX company, COM2001.com, which designed state-of-the-art speech-enabled UC solutions.

Mr. Triant has been involved in IP telephony communications from the infancy of hybrid server-based products to the start of pure IP-based telephony systems, and combines an in-depth knowledge of this technology with a rich understanding of customer needs.

Mr. Triant said today that one of ShoreTel's greatest strengths is its ability to lead the market in customer satisfaction. ShoreTel recently announced its14th consecutive quarter or 3 ½ years at world-class levels.

"ShoreTel's commitment to customer satisfaction, together with our ability to provide a low total cost of ownership for advanced UC solutions continue to help drive the company's growth," Mr. Triant said. "As ShoreTel expands across the globe, my focus is to follow through on that commitment in the South East Asia region, as well."

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 the United Kingdom, Sydney, Australia and Munich, Germany. For more information, visit www.shoretel.com