8x8, Inc. Announces Changes to its Board of Directors

  8x8, Inc. Announces Changes to its Board of Directors

Princeton Computer Science Professor and SaaS Technology Expert Jaswinder Pal
  Singh Elected to 8x8 Board of Directors; Replaces Former Director Mansour
                                    Salame

Business Wire

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- October 28, 2013

8x8, Inc.(NASDAQ:EGHT), provider of cloud communications and collaboration
solutions, today announced that Jaswinder Pal (JP) Singh, a leading computer
science and SaaS technology expert, has been elected to succeedMansour Salame
on the 8x8 board of directors. Mr. Salame has served on the8x8 board
sinceJanuary 2012 and resigned last week to pursue other opportunities. This
change to the8x8 board is effective immediately.

The appointment of Dr. Singh to 8x8’s Board of Directors aligns with the
Company’s recently announced plans to increase the investment in its Research
& Development activities to add new services and applications to its cloud
communications and collaboration services platform.

Dr. Singh is currently a Full Professor of Computer Science at Princeton
University and Chairman and Co-Founder of Gwynnie Bee, Inc., an Internet
technology company in the retail space. Previously, he was Co-founder and
Chief Technology Officer at firstRain, Inc., a SaaS provider of market
intelligence solutions for the enterprise, where he led the development of
award-winning technologies and products for web-based communication and
information access. Dr. Singh also served as an advisor to Right Media, Inc.,
a SaaS online advertising exchange that was acquired by Yahoo in 2007, and
later led the development of Yahoo’s innovative next-generation advertising
marketplace.

“JP brings a wealth of technology and business expertise to 8x8,” said 8x8 CEO
Vik Verma. “As one of the early technology pioneers in the SaaS industry, his
knowledge of web-based and cloud technologies and their accompanying business
applications is invaluable and will be a tremendous resource to 8x8 as we ramp
our investment in R&D to refine and expand our cloud communications and
collaboration suite of services.” Verma continued, “On behalf of the board of
directors, I thank Mansour for his service to 8x8 and wish him well in his
future endeavors.”

Dr. Singh is a leading authority on Scalable Computing Systems, Infrastructure
and Applications and has served as a consultant to several leading companies
and agencies. He was the only computer scientist to receive the NSF
Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers in 1997 and was
also a winner of the Sloan Research Fellowship in the same year. He is a
coauthor of Parallel Computer Architecture: A Hardware-Software Approach, the
leading textbook in Parallel Computing, and author of several patents and over
75 published research papers. Dr. Singh has a BSE degree from Princeton
University and obtained his MS and PhD degrees from Stanford University.

“The SaaS communications and collaboration industry is very much in its
infancy, from both a business and technology perspective, with plenty of room
for innovation and growth,” said Dr. Singh. “8x8, with its 91 issued US
patents, is one of the most cutting-edge cloud technology providers I have
encountered during my career and I’m truly excited by the opportunity to work
with such talented and accomplished professionals.”

About8x8, Inc.

8x8, Inc. (NASDAQ:EGHT) offers a comprehensive portfolio of unified
cloud-based communications and collaboration solutions that include hosted
cloud telephony, office communications, contact center, video conferencing and
virtual desktop software and services. The company has been delivering
business services to SMB, mid-market and distributed enterprises since 2004
and has garnered a reputation for technical excellence and outstanding
reliability. In 2012, 8x8 was named a market "leader" in Gartner's Magic
Quadrant for Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) in North America and
was recognized as the No. 1 Provider of Hosted IP Telephony by Frost &
Sullivan and Synergy Research Group. For additional information,
visitwww.8x8.com, or connect with 8x8 on Google+, Facebook, LinkedIn and
Twitter.

Contact:

8x8, Inc.
Joan Citelli, 408-654-0970
Joan.citelli@8x8.com
 
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