Mitel Withdraws ShoreTel Acquisition Proposal

OTTAWA, Nov. 17, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE)

Mitel® (Nasdaq:MITL) (TSX:MNW), a global leader in business communications, today announced that it has withdrawn its proposal to acquire all outstanding shares of ShoreTel (Nasdaq:SHOR) common stock. The decision to terminate the proposal early was made in light of the repeated refusal of ShoreTel's Board of Directors to engage in discussions of any kind regarding a potential transaction.

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Amy MacLeod (media), 613-592-2122 x71245, amy.macleod@mitel.com Cynthia Navarro (industry analysts), 469-574-8113, cynthia.navarro@mitel.com Michael McCarthy (investor relations), 469-574-8134, michael.mccarthy@mitel.com

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