Mitel Opens New Solution Center in DC Metro Area as the Company Gains Market Share in the U.S.

Mitel Opens New Solution Center in DC Metro Area as the Company Gains Market
Share in the U.S.

OTTAWA, Oct. 10, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mitel® (Nasdaq:MITL) (TSX:MNW) is
helping its customers get hands-on Unified Communications, cloud and contact
center experience with the opening of a new Executive Solution Center today in
Herndon, Virginia to serve the Washington, D.C. Metro area. This is the first
in a series of new solutions centers to open in strategic U.S. markets over
the next 12 months.

The expansion of Mitel's Executive Solution Centers reflects the company's
overall growth strategy and market momentum. Recent market data from industry
analyst firm MZA Ltd. shows Mitel gaining market share in North America for IP
PBX extensions, with Mitel holding the third largest market share in the U.S.,
outpacing Microsoft and ShoreTel.

Tim Gaines, Mitel's VP of Sales for the U.S., Caribbean and Latin America, cut
the ribbon at the opening ceremony today. "Mitel's Executive Solution Centers
provide much more than product demos. They give our customers an immersive
experience to evaluate options, plan for their own organization and ultimately
select the best solution to meet their business goals. The centers enable
tremendous opportunities for Mitel and our business partners to collaborate
with our customers to help ensure they select the right technologies and
services based on their unique requirements," said Gaines.

Cloud solutions and migration strategies are central to Mitel's Executive
Solution Centers, featuring Mitel's flexible Freedom Architecture and
differentiated cloud platform. Mitel offers customers clear migration options
to take advantage of private, public or hybrid cloud solutions at their own
pace, based on business needs.

"We spend our days demystifying the cloud with our customers. Having an
Executive Solutions Center with all of Mitel's applications running in a
virtual environment is a big step in explaining these concepts to our end
users," said Neil Sabot, manager, Fulton Communications.

"As an industry leader, Pinnacle Communications has always valued Mitel's
Executive Solution Center facilities as a significant tool in helping us to
better service and support our customers in the lodging and hospitality
industry. This new center affords us the opportunity to invite and share with
our customers Mitel's innovative solutions, exploring and demonstrating their
specific applications and requirements. As we lead the industry forward into
cloud-based hosted applications, it's ideal to gather together at Mitel's
Solution Centers with leading organizations to collaborate and continue to
develop new solutions," said William Mitchel III, CEO and vice president,
sales and marketing for Pinnacle Communications Corporation.

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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