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ShoreTel moves manufacturing back onshore

ShoreGear voice switches now built in San Jose, California
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SUNNYVALE, Calif., December 22, 2005 - ShoreTel™, Inc., the fastest growing IP PBX company in the United States and the leader in customer satisfaction, today announced it has moved the manufacture of its ShoreGear voice switches back onshore - from Mexico to San Jose, California. Working with Jabil Circuit, Inc. (NYSE: JBL), a global leader in the electronic manufacturing services industry, ShoreTel was able to reduce manufacturing and transportation costs while increasing efficiency, allowing the company to be more responsive to customers.

"We have found that moving manufacturing to a location that is nearby our headquarters provides many efficiencies that enable us to respond to customers more quickly," said John W. Combs, ShoreTel president and CEO. "We are very pleased to have our ShoreGear voice switches made in the USA"

About ShoreTel, Inc.

ShoreTel is the fastest growing IP PBX company in the United States and the leader in customer satisfaction. The company has shipped its groundbreaking solutions since 1998 and continues to outpace the rapidly expanding VoIP market with technological advances and sales that are doubling year over year. ShoreTel voice systems are designed to make businesses smarter, setting new standards for usability and manageability while reducing telecommunications costs. A uniquely distributed architecture extends enterprise-class voice services to every office and outpost, keeping employees fully connected wherever they go. A select, worldwide group of channel partners provide top-notch service and support. For more information, visit http://www.shoretel.com or call 1-877-80SHORE