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The Boston Globe Names Acme Packet As One Of The Top Places To Work In 2011

Acme Packet® (NASDAQ:APKT), the leader in session delivery network solutions, today announced the Company has been named one of the Top Places to Work in Massachusetts in the 2011 employee-based survey project from The Boston Globe. The Top Places to Work 2011 magazine was published in the Sunday Globe on November 6.

The Top Places to Work survey honors employers who care for their most valuable resource – the people who work for them. The employees of the winning companies reported that their employers pay well, offer progressive benefits and creative perks, allow the flexibility needed to have good lives at work and at home, embrace the diverse backgrounds of their employees and offer a promising future to all of their workers.

The rankings were organized into three categories: Large, Midsize, and Small companies. Acme Packet was recognized in the midsize workplace group of 35 companies, defined as those with 250 to 999 employees. Acme Packet currently has 746 employees.

The Boston Globe invited 1,076 employers to participate in the 2011 Top Places to Work. Of those, 237 organizations employing a total of nearly 200,000 people went all the way through the process, allowing The Boston Globe to conduct a confidential survey of their workers. Research partner WorkplaceDynamics contacted 121,000 employees and received completed surveys from 73,813 individuals. Each was asked to grade their organization’s performance according to 24 distinct statements, ranging from “New ideas are encouraged at this company,” to “It’s easy to tell my boss the truth.”

“We are extremely proud to be named a Top Place to Work in Massachusetts by The Boston Globe,” said Andy Ory, Acme Packet President and Co-Founder. “We are committed to ensuring that our employees are completely informed of our common goals, strategies and results. We tackle challenges and opportunities as a team and encourage our very talented workforce to innovate and drive new processes to better serve our customers. It is gratifying to have our team validate why they like working at Acme Packet.”

Earlier this year Acme Packet was ranked ninth on the “Globe 100” List of top-performing Massachusetts’ publicly traded companies.

About Acme Packet

Acme Packet (NASDAQ: APKT), the leader in session delivery network solutions, enables the trusted, first-class delivery of next-generation voice, data and unified communications services and applications across IP networks. Our Net-Net product family fulfills demanding security, service assurance and regulatory requirements in service provider, enterprise and contact center networks. Based in Bedford, Massachusetts, Acme Packet designs and manufactures its products in the USA, selling them through over 200 reseller partners worldwide. More than 1,525 customers in 107 countries have deployed over 14,000 Acme Packet systems, including 90 of the top 100 service providers and 36 of the Fortune 100. For more information visit www.acmepacket.com.

Acme Packet, Inc. Safe Harbor Statement

Statements contained herein that are not historical fact (including those in the section “Company Reaffirms Business Outlook for 2011”) may be forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Such forward-looking statements may relate to, among other things, expected financial and operating results, expected growth rates, future stock-based compensation and amortization expenses, future business prospects and market conditions. Such forward-looking statements do not constitute guarantees of future performance and are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. These include, but are not limited to: the amount of stock-based compensation awarded; the applicable Company stock price used to determine stock-based compensation; the exercise pattern of employee stock options; difficulties expanding the Company’s customer base; difficulties leveraging market opportunities; difficulties providing solutions that meet the needs of customers; poor product sales; long sales cycles; difficulties developing new products; difficulties in relationships with vendors and partners; higher risks in international operations; difficulties managing rapid growth; difficulties managing the Company’s financial performance; the ability to hire and retain employees and appropriately staff operations; the Company’s cash needs; the impact of new accounting pronouncements and increased competition. Additional factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected or suggested in any forward-looking statements are contained in the Company’s recent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including those factors discussed under the caption “Risk Factors” in such filings.



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