Mitel Appoints Tim Gaines Vice President of Sales for the U.S., Caribbean and Latin America

Mitel Appoints Tim Gaines Vice President of Sales for the U.S., Caribbean and
Latin America

Company Continues to Strengthen Sales Leadership as It Aggressively Targets
Revenue and Market Share Growth

PHOENIX, May 8, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mitel® (Nasdaq:MITL) (TSX:MNW), a
leading provider of cloud and premises-based unified communications software
solutions, has tapped industry veteran Tim Gaines to lead the company's sales
team in the U.S., Caribbean and Latin America. Gaines is the latest addition
to the Americas sales leadership team, which Mitel continues to grow under Joe
Vitalone, executive vice president of sales for the Americas.

"An innovative pioneer in VoIP and communications technology, Tim Gaines
combines deep industry expertise with more than 20 years of sales and
management experience," said Vitalone. "He has built and managed successful
sales organizations for several companies and I'm excited to welcome him as a
core member of our sales leadership team."

A seasoned executive sales leader, Gaines has held senior management positions
at several companies including ShoreTel, where for the last six years he was
the Western regional vice president of sales and most recently the vice
president of sales North America. Prior to that, Tim was vice president of
sales at Covad Communications (now MegaPath), and general manager for a U.S.
subsidiary of Fujitsu.

"Mitel is poised for growth as organizations seek to improve collaboration and
focus on delivering deeper, more immersive customer experiences. In addition
Mitel is extremely well positioned competitively with an attractive,
straightforward path to the cloud through its Freedom Architecture," said
Gaines. "This is an exciting time to be part of the Mitel team and I'm
thrilled to help the company take advantage of this tremendous market

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
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