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Industry Veteran Charles D. Kissner Joins ShoreTel Board

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SUNNYVALE, CA, April 24, 2006 - ShoreTel, Inc., the fastest growing IP PBX company worldwide and the leader in customer satisfaction, today announced that Charles D. Kissner has joined its Board of Directors. Kissner is a 35-year technology industry veteran with extensive executive and Board experience in the network and communications market.

"Chuck is a true leader in our industry and is bringing a depth of expertise to ShoreTel that will contribute to our continued success," said John W. Combs, ShoreTel's president and CEO. "In addition to his wealth of knowledge, he shares our passion for customer satisfaction, and we are delighted that he has joined our Board."

Kissner is Chairman and CEO of Stratex Networks, Inc., a global wireless equipment company. Previously he served in executive positions at M/A-COM, Inc., a manufacturer of radio and microwave communication products, Aristacom International, Inc., a communications software company, Fujitsu Network Switching, Inc. and AT&T Network Systems (Lucent). He is currently Chairman of SonicWALL, Inc., a provider of network security products and services, and has previously served on the Boards of a number of public and private companies. Kissner has also served on the non-profit boards of the National Public Radio Foundation and Angel Flight. He currently is on the Advisory Board of Santa Clara University's Leavey School of Business. Kissner has a BS from California State Polytechnic University and an MBA from Santa Clara University.

"I am very pleased to be named to ShoreTel's Board and am particularly impressed with the company's unique architectural approach to IP telephony - one that delivers unmatched reliability, scalability and manageability," said Kissner. "ShoreTel's market momentum is growing fast, and I look forward to being a part of the company's continuing expansion."

About ShoreTel, Inc.

ShoreTel is the fastest growing IP PBX company worldwide 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 or call 1-877-80SHORE

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