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ShoreTel Appoints Engineering Top Executive to Accelerate Product Innovation & Growth

Former Juniper and Cisco executive Pankaj Malhotra leads ShoreTel engineering team
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SUNNYVALE, Calif., June 24, 2013 – ShoreTel® (NASDAQ: SHOR), the leading provider of brilliantly simple unified communications platforms including business phone systems, applications and mobile UC solutions, today announced the appointment of Pankaj Malhotra as senior vice president of engineering. Malhotra has joined ShoreTel’s business operations team where he is responsible for the strategic and tactical execution of ShoreTel’s complete product line for both premise and cloud.

“Pankaj brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to ShoreTel at a time when the company is experiencing record gains in both revenue and market share, as recently reported by Synergy Research Group,” said Don Joos, senior vice president of business operations at ShoreTel. “His strong background in software and hardware engineering will help propel ShoreTel and our customers to achieve bigger and better successes.”

Malhotra brings to ShoreTel more than 20 years of engineering leadership experience at enterprise technology companies such as Juniper Networks, Cisco, Hughes Network Systems and DCM Data Systems. Most recently, he served as the vice president of engineering at Juniper Networks where he was responsible for all aspects of product engineering for Juniper’s wireless LAN portfolio and network management for all Juniper enterprise products. He has deep experience in VoIP, wireless LANs and platform consolidation and has multiple patents issued in the field of data networking.

“It is a privilege to lead ShoreTel’s engineering organization, which has a stellar reputation for quality and innovation in unified communications and continues to invest in hot areas such as mobility and cloud services,” said Malhotra. “ShoreTel is paving the way in an industry that’s still quickly evolving and my mission is to enable us to continue offering our customers the ultimate choice and flexibility in business communications with a user experience that’s always brilliantly simple.”

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About ShoreTel
ShoreTel, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOR) is a provider of business communication solutions whose brilliantly simple unified communications platforms, applications and mobile UC solutions promise a new rhythm of workforce engagement and collaboration. With costly complexity eliminated by design from its award-winning, all-in-one IP phone system, UC and contact center solution, and its industry-leading hosted phone system, workers enjoy a freedom and self-reliance that other providers can’t match. Users have full control to engage and collaborate, no matter the time, place or device, for the lowest cost and demand on IT resources in the industry. ShoreTel is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif., and has regional offices and partners worldwide. For more information, visit or


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