Mitel Honors Windstream, BT, Allstream and Telmex as Top Business Partners at Annual Conference

OTTAWA, Ontario, June 26, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE)

Mitel® (Nasdaq:MITL), a leading provider of unified communications and Collaboration (UCC) software solutions, announced its 2012 Channel Award winners at the company's annual Americas Business Partner Conference last week in San Diego, California. Mitel authorizedPARTNERS were recognized for achievements in a range of categories that focused on leadership in application sales growth, customer satisfaction, and technical expertise in selling, installing and supporting today's advanced UC solutions.

Winners in the category of overall Business Partner excellence in the Americas included Windstream Communications in the U.S., Allstream in Canada, and Telmex in the Caribbean and Latin America regions. In addition, the UK's BT won the global award for carrierPARTNER of the year. These partners earned top honors for outstanding results in revenue and growth, application sales, customer service and quality, marketing efforts, and technical expertise.

Mitel also recognized a number of channel partners who invested in a higher level of solution training, competencies and certification in Virtualized Voice, Mobility, Contact Center and Unified Communications.

"Over the past year, we have focused on aligning our channel partners with our geographic expansion and the re-vectoring of our product portfolio to leverage our leadership in virtualization," said Rich McBee, CEO and president of Mitel. "This year's winners exemplify the expertise, behaviors, and customer care qualities that reinforce their status as trusted advisors to our growing list of customers. We are incredibly proud of what has been achieved in this past year."

The Business Partner awards recognize performance during Mitel's financial year, which runs May 1, 2011 to April 30, 2012. To find out more about the awards and read a full list of winners, please visit:

About Mitel

Mitel (Nasdaq:MITL) is a global provider of business communications and collaboration software and services. Mitel's Freedom architecture provides the flexibility and simplicity organizations need to support today's dynamic work environment. Through a single cloud-ready software stream, Mitel delivers a powerful suite of advanced communications and collaboration capabilities that provides freedom from walled garden architectures and enables organizations to implement best-of-breed solutions on any network; extends the "in-office" experience anywhere, on any device; and offers choice of commercial options to fit business needs. For more information, visit:

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