Polycom Bolsters Its Executive Sales Leadership With New President Appointments for the Americas and Asia Pacific Theaters

  Polycom Bolsters Its Executive Sales Leadership With New President
  Appointments for the Americas and Asia Pacific Theaters

  Damian Artt, President of the Americas and Michael Alp, President of APAC
 bring wealth of leadership and transformational growth experience as Polycom
     looks to accelerate video collaboration adoption and fuel new growth
                                opportunities

Business Wire

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- January 24, 2013

Polycom, Inc. (Nasdaq: PLCM), the global leader in open standards-based
unified communications and collaboration (UC&C), today announced the
appointments of two new Presidents, Damian Artt as President of the Americas
and Michael Alp as President of the Asia Pacific region. Artt and Alp will be
responsible for leading the sales strategy and execution in their respective
geographies, to help drive the next phase of growth and opportunities for
Polycom.

“I am extremely pleased to announce the appointments of Damian Artt and
Michael Alp, two world-class and dynamic sales leaders who have both led
transformational growth in high-tech companies, and will be great leaders in
our Americas and Asia Pacific regions, respectively,” said Polycom President
and CEO, Andy Miller. “Late last year, Polycom announced the largest and most
important product launch in our history, with solutions designed to accelerate
the mass adoption of video collaboration and fuel new growth opportunities for
Polycom and our partners. Damian and Michael will lead Polycom’s execution of
this launch in their respective theaters, helping to drive growth for the
Company and our partner community.”

“I’m thrilled to have Damian and Michael on board, which now completes
Polycom’s sales leadership team across all theaters,” said Tracey Newell, EVP
of Global Sales. “Damian and Michael are proven sales leaders with deep
experience in technology and solutions selling, and will help take Polycom to
new levels.”

Damian Artt Brings Sales and Services Leadership to Americas Region

Artt brings to Polycom a wealth of experience in both sales and services
growth, and is experienced in solutions selling and building world class sales
organizations. Prior to joining Polycom, he served as Senior Vice President
for Wind River Systems’ worldwide sales and services organization, helping the
company grow revenue significantly from 2007 to 2009(Wind River Systems was
acquired by Intel in 2009). Prior to his eight years spent at Wind River
Systems, Artt held a variety of executive level sales and operational roles at
Cadence Design Systems over a span of 12 years. Artt holds a BS in
Engineering, from Queens University in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

“I joined Polycom because we have the ability to literally change the way
businesses communicate and collaborate forever,” said Artt. “The industry is
transforming rapidly, and Polycom is in a unique position to accelerate the
adoption of video collaboration, enabling businesses to see benefits such as
significant productivity gains, improved communications, and better employee
engagement.”

The Americas geography includes both North America and CaLA (Caribbean and
Latin America). Artt takes over the Americas role from Newell, who led the
region on an interim basis since July 2012. Through Q3 2012, Polycom has
gained 5% market share in North America. Artt will be based at the Company’s
headquarters in San Jose.

Michael Alp Brings Combination of Hardware and Software Experience to Asia
Pacific Team

Alp brings to Polycom experience and expertise across hardware,
infrastructure, and application software, and has been responsible for leading
aggressive growth plans for major technology companies throughout Asia Pacific
and Japan. Alp joins Polycom from technology and cloud computing firm EMC
Corporation, where he was most recently Vice President, Asia Pacific and Japan
for the Backup & Recovery Systems business based out of Hong Kong. He was
previously Vice President, Asia Pacific and Japan, for Data Domain. Alp holds
a BA in Politics and Psychology from the University of Adelaide.

“I am delighted to join Polycom and be given the opportunity to lead the
company’s progress in Asia Pacific,” said Alp. “The company had an incredible
year of change in 2012 – from brand transformation to the announcement of new
groundbreaking technology and solutions that are completely changing the
industry and the way our customers do business. Polycom is well-placed to
capitalise on these opportunities. I am looking forward to developing even
stronger ties with the company’s wide ecosystem of partners and propelling
Polycom towards new achievements in the region.”

Polycom has significant presence in Asia Pacific, with multiple offices in
Australia, China, India, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand,
Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore and the rest of South East Asia. Research
figures released in 2012 showed the company held majority market share in
China and India for videoconferencing systems in the 2011-2012 financial year.

Alp takes over the reins from Hansjoerg Wagner, who recently retired from
Polycom after serving in the role for more than six years.

About Polycom

Polycom is the global leader in open standards-based unified communications
and collaboration (UC&C) solutions for voice and video collaboration, trusted
by more than 415,000 customers around the world. Polycom solutions are powered
by the Polycom^® RealPresence^™ Platform, comprehensive software
infrastructure and rich APIs that interoperate with the broadest set of
communication, business, mobile and cloud applications and devices to deliver
secure face-to-face video collaboration in any environment. Polycom and its
ecosystem of over 7,000 partners provide truly unified communications
solutions that deliver the best user experience, highest multi-vendor
interoperability, and lowest TCO. Visit www.polycom.asia or connect with us on
Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to learn how we’re pushing the greatness of
human collaboration forward.

This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the
“safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of
1995 regarding future events, including statements regarding the appointments
of the new presidents helping to drive accelerated growth and opportunities
for Polycom and its partner community, Polycom solutions being designed to
accelerate mass adoption of video collaboration and fuel new growth
opportunities, and Polycom being uniquely positioned to accelerate adoption of
video collaboration. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and
uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially, including
the impact of competition on our product sales and for our customers and
partners; the impact of increased competition due to consolidation in our
industry or competition from companies that are larger or that have greater
resources than we do; potential fluctuations in results and future growth
rates; risks associated with general economic conditions and external market
factors; the market acceptance of our products and changing market demands,
including demands for differing technologies or product and services
offerings; our ability to successfully integrate our acquisitions into our
business; possible delays in the development, availability and shipment of new
products; increasing costs and differing uses of capital; changes in key
personnel that may cause disruption to the business; the impact of
restructuring actions; and the impact of global conflicts that may adversely
impact our business. Many of these risks and uncertainties are discussed in
the Company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September
30, 2012, and in other reports filed by Polycom with the SEC. Polycom
disclaims any intent or obligations to update these forward-looking
statements.

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Contact:

Polycom, Inc.
Shawn Dainas, +1 408-586-3768
shawn.dainas@polycom.com
Laura Graves, +1 408-586-4271 (Investors)
laura.graves@polycom.com
Niki Hall, +1 408-586-4088 (Analysts)
niki.hall@polycom.com
 
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