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ShoreTel Expands Operations with New Office Facilities in Austin, Texas

Global expansion includes the opening of the latest state-of-the-art facility in Austin designed for future growth and employee retention
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SUNNYVALE, Calif., August 17, 2010 –ShoreTel® (NASDAQ: SHOR), the leading provider of brilliantly simple IP phone systems with fully integrated unified communications (UC), today announced the opening of its new regional office in Austin, Texas. In a ribbon-cutting ceremony on August 18th, visitors, business partners and city dignitaries will have the opportunity to see the state of the art facility and enjoy snacks and refreshments while celebrating with ShoreTel employees and other guests.

The strategic location and modern design of the new facilities will allow ShoreTel to better serve its rapidly growing customer base, and support the company’s expansion plans as its market share in the IP-based communications market continues to increase.

“As more and more organizations around the world are recognizing the productivity and cost advantages of ShoreTel’s brilliantly simple solution, we need to expand our facilities to accommodate more staff,” explained John W. Combs, ShoreTel CEO and president. “The beauty of the ShoreTel system is that it lets us have offices anywhere, while ensuring close collaboration among our teams. We looked at a number of locations outside of California, and Austin exceeded our expectations in many criteria, including work ethic, quality of education, local vibrancy and talent pool. We’re excited about joining the Austin community and welcoming more Austinites to the ShoreTel team.”

 NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • The ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place on August 18th, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the new ShoreTel facility, 6500 River Place Blvd, Building IV, Suite 200.
  • In addition to the ribbon cutting by ShoreTel CEO, John W. Combs, Austin staff will host a site tour and provide refreshments to visitors and guests.
  • As ShoreTel continues to open new offices abroad and add headcount, the Austin facility is where the majority of employee growth will occur. ShoreTel currently has more than 90 employees in Austin, and expects that number to double over the next two years.
  • The Austin offices currently houses almost 30,000 square feet of space dedicated to engineering, customer service, training and development jobs, and ShoreTel expects that number to continue to expand.

 About ShoreTel, Inc.

ShoreTel, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOR) is the provider of brilliantly simple Unified Communication (UC) solutions based on its award-winning IP business phone system. We offer organizations of all sizes integrated, voice, video, data, and mobile communications on an open, distributed IP architecture that helps significantly reduce the complexity and costs typically associated with other solutions. The feature-rich ShoreTel UC system offers the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO) and the highest customer satisfaction in the industry, in part because it is easy to deploy, manage, scale and use. Increasingly, companies around the world are finding a competitive edge by replacing business-as-usual with new thinking, and choosing ShoreTel to handle their integrated business communication. ShoreTel is based in Sunnyvale, California, and has regional offices in Austin, Texas, United Kingdom, Sydney, Australia and Munich, Germany. For more information, visit www.shoretel.com.