Mitel Appoints Graham Bevington Executive Vice President of EMEA

Mitel Appoints Graham Bevington Executive Vice President of EMEA  Sharpens Focus on Maintaining Leadership in Europe and Growing Strategic Markets  LONDON, July 8, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mitel® (Nasdaq:MITL) (TSX:MNW), a global leader in business communications, today announced that Graham Bevington has been appointed Executive Vice President of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). With this appointment, Mitel is consolidating its European sales organization under a single structure with a view to aggressively expand market share in the region. Mitel also announced today that it has taken the lead position in Western Europe and across EMEA with #1 market share position for the total PBX market.  Bevington is an industry veteran with more than 25 years' experience. In his previous role as EVP for Mitel's International operations, he rapidly expanded Mitel's market presence in key countries including the UK and the Netherlands, where the company now enjoys market leadership positions. With the completion of Mitel's merger with Aastra earlier this year, in his new and expanded role as EVP of EMEA, Bevington will be focused on further strengthening Mitel's market positions in other major markets in EMEA.  "EMEA is home to some of the largest established and emerging economies in the world, as well as the majority of Mitel's existing 60 million end-user customers, giving us a real and immediate opportunity to expand our leadership position across the region," said Rich McBee, Mitel's President and Chief Executive Officer. "Graham is an exceptional business and sales leader, with demonstrated ability to build world-class sales and support teams, and a fundamental understanding of our customers' needs and our market dynamics at the ground level."  "Mitel is on the move, and nowhere is that clearer than in EMEA where our unique ability to address technical requirements on a country-by-country basis, coupled with our best path to the cloud and entrenched customer base, gives Mitel a great competitive advantage," said Bevington. "With the seasoned bench strength of our newly expanded sales and support organizations, we now have the team, talent, technology and range to serve any customer need anywhere across the region."  About Mitel  Mitel® (Nasdaq:MITL) (TSX:MNW) is a global leader in business communications that easily connect employees, partners and customers -- anywhere, anytime and over any device, for the smallest business to the largest enterprise. Mitel offers customers maximum choice with one of the industry's broadest portfolios and the best path to the cloud. With more than US$1 billion in combined annual revenue, 60 million customers worldwide, and #1 market share in Western Europe, Mitel is a clear market leader in business communications. For more information, go to  CONTACT: In Europe:          Duncan Miller, Mitel          +44 1291 430 000,          Andrea Berghall/Andrew Hill, EML Wildfire          +44 20 8408 8000,                   In North America:          Amy MacLeod (media)          613-592-2122 x71245,          Cynthia Navarro (industry analysts)          469-574-8113,          Michael McCarthy (investor relations)          469-574-8134,  company logo  
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