Strong Cash Generation Enables Mitel to Voluntarily Pay Down $15 Million Against Existing Credit Facility

OTTAWA, March 31, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE)

Mitel® (Nasdaq:MITL) (TSX:MNW), a global leader in real-time business, cloud and mobile communications, announced that as a result of its strong cash position, the company today will be making a US$15 million payment against its existing credit facility. This is Mitel's second voluntary debt payment this year, bringing the total debt repaid in 2016 to US$40 million.

"Consistent with our commitments to shareholders, we are taking cash generated during the March quarter in excess of our working capital requirements to make our second voluntary debt reduction payment in 2016," said Steve Spooner, Chief Financial Officer.

Mitel's results for the first quarter of 2016 for the period ending March 31, 2016 will be issued before the market opens on Thursday, May 5, 2016.  Details of the first quarter fiscal 2016 conference call will be confirmed in a separate announcement.

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About Mitel

A global market leader in enterprise and mobile communications powering more than 2 billion business connections and 2 billion mobile subscribers every day, Mitel (Nasdaq:MITL) (TSX:MNW) helps businesses and mobile carriers connect, collaborate and provide innovative services to their customers. Our innovation and communications experts serve more than 60 million business users in more than 100 countries, and 130 mobile service providers including 15 of the top 20 mobile carriers in the world. That makes us unique, and the only company able to provide a bridge between enterprise and mobile customers. For more information, go to www.mitel.com and follow us on Twitter @Mitel.

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