Sonus Announces Expanded Roles Of Executive Officers

Sonus Networks (Nasdaq: SONS), a global leader in SIP communications, today announced expanded roles of key executive officers, Todd A. Abbott and Jeffrey M. Snider. Abbott has been promoted to Executive Vice President of Strategy & Go-To-Market while Snider’s role has expanded to serve as Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel. Both roles are effective September 13, 2012.

Abbott, who joined Sonus in May 2011, will add business unit planning and execution responsibilities to his current role guiding sales, marketing and business development. Since joining, Abbott has led the go-to-market transformation of Sonus, including the move into the enterprise segment and the company’s first channel activation program, Sonus Partner Assure™. With the addition of business unit responsibilities under Abbott, the product offering, promotion and sales execution of Sonus solutions are now united to accelerate market responsiveness to the communications needs of enterprises and service providers.

Snider has served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Sonus since June 2009. With the addition of the Chief Administrative Officer function, Snider’s role expands to include oversight of human resources as well as facilities management. Most recently, Snider helped guide Sonus’ August 2012 acquisition of Network Equipment Technologies, Inc. (NET). In his expanded position, Snider will ensure that the talent resources, operational facilities and legal support collectively serve Sonus’ stated mission to help companies communicate faster, smarter and more collaboratively.

Quotes:"These appointments reflect another step in the transformation of Sonus to become an enabler of Cloud-based Unified Communications,” said Ray Dolan, president and CEO of Sonus Networks. “Todd Abbott has been a catalyst for change since joining Sonus and this appointment reflects his ability to orchestrate our end-to-end go-to-market proposition and execution. Jeff Snider has been foundational to Sonus’ transition in becoming an easier company to do business with and his expanded role recognizes the critical nature of having our staffing and physical resources operationally aligned moving forward.”

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About Sonus:Sonus helps the world's leading communications service providers and enterprises embrace the next generation of SIP-based solutions including VoIP, video and Unified Communications through secure, reliable and scalable IP networks. With customers around the globe and 15 years of experience transforming networks to IP, Sonus has enabled service providers and enterprises to capture and retain users and generate significant ROI. Sonus products include session border controllers, policy/routing servers, subscriber feature servers and media and signaling gateways. Sonus products are supported by a global services team with experience in design, deployment and maintenance of some of the world's largest and most complex IP networks. For more information, visit or call 1-855-GO-SONUS.

Important Information Regarding Forward-Looking Statements:The statements contained in this release and statements that Sonus may make orally in connection with this release that are not historical facts, are forward-looking statements. Actual results may differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties and investors are directed to the risks discussed in documents filed by Sonus with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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