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ShoreTel Sales Executive David Petts Recognized as a CRN 2014 Channel Chief

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Sunnyvale, Calif. – Feb. 24, 2014 – ShoreTel® (NASDAQ: SHOR), the leading provider of brilliantly simple phone systems and unified communications (UC) solutions for the cloud and premises, announced today that David Petts has been named one of CRN’s 2014 Channel Chiefs. Petts is the senior vice president of worldwide sales at ShoreTel.

CRN’s prestigious list of the most powerful leaders in the IT channel honors those executives directly responsible for driving channel sales and growth within their organizations, while evangelizing the importance of the channel throughout the IT industry. CRN Channel Chiefs were selected by the CRN editorial team based on channel experience, program innovations, channel-driven revenue, and public support regarding the ongoing importance of IT channel sales.

“David has more than 16 years of experience in global sales and channel management, and has been instrumental in optimizing our go-to-market organization; most recently by simplifying and enriching our Champion Partner Program and expanding the cloud partner track,” said Don Joos, president and CEO of ShoreTel. “Under David’s tenure ShoreTel has grown the channel program to 950 partners in 60 countries, all focused on meeting needs of businesses with our end-to-end portfolio of unified communications solutions.”

“We are pleased to highlight the many executives throughout the industry who work tirelessly to advance the standing of the channel community within their organizations,” said Robert Faletra, CEO of The Channel Company. “The CRN Channel Chief honorees lead, inspire and engage peers and serve as valuable advocates to help ensure the health and longevity of the channel within the IT industry. We applaud their efforts and look forward to their continued success.”

The 2014 Channel Chiefs list is featured in the February/March issue of CRN, and online at www.CRN.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.