Mitel Names Martyn Etherington New Chief Marketing Officer

OTTAWA, Aug. 27, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE)

Mitel® (Nasdaq:MITL) (TSX:MNW), a leading provider of unified communications software solutions, today announced the appointment of Martyn Etherington to the position of chief marketing officer. Mr. Etherington joins Mitel's senior management team reporting to chief executive officer, Rich McBee. In this capacity Martyn assumes oversight responsibility for all aspects of Mitel's corporate marketing strategy and programs globally.

With more than 25 years' experience with multinational technology companies including IBM, Sequent Computer Systems and Digital Equipment Corporation, and a proven track record for global brand building and sales growth, Mr. Etherington joins Mitel from Tektronix where he most recently held the position of vice president worldwide marketing. An awarding winning marketing executive acknowledged for his digital marketing expertise, Martyn is a member of the advisory committee and vice chair of the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council in North America.

Stephen Beamish transitions from vice president of Marketing and Business Development to vice president of Business Development reporting to Rich McBee.

About Mitel

Mitel® (Nasdaq:MITL) (TSX:MNW) is a global provider of unified communications and collaboration (UCC) software, solutions and services that enable organizations to conduct business anywhere, over any medium with the device of their choice. Through a single cloud-ready software stream, Mitel's Freedom architecture provides customers in over 100 countries the flexibility and simplicity needed to support today's dynamic work environment. For more information visit www.mitel.com.

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