Verteks Consulting Receives ShoreTel’s Certified Champion Partner Program Status

Ocala, Florida, January 29, 2009 — Verteks Consulting announced today that they have been awarded ShoreTel’s Certified Champion Partner status, recognizing Verteks Consulting as a value-added solution provider of enterprise communication solutions. ShoreTel, Inc. (NASDAQ: SHOR), a leading provider of Pure IP Unified Communications (UC) solutions, has designed the Champion Partner Program to strengthen the relationship between ShoreTel and its partners, advancing and growing both companies’ market share in the unified communications industry, while ensuring every customer continues to be delighted with their ShoreTel experience.

“We’re pleased to welcome value-added partners into the Champion Partner Program – especially those that have made the commitment to sales and technical training, infrastructure development and focus on customer service in delivering our innovative products and leading business solutions,” said Tom Hamilton, senior director of worldwide channel marketing at ShoreTel. “In this case, the achievement of Certified status is based on Verteks Consulting’s value-add solution sales and delivery, of ShoreTel Unified Communications systems.”

“Verteks Consulting is proud of achieving Certified Champion Partner status and to be among an elite group worldwide who have achieved this distinction. We’re very pleased with our association with ShoreTel and our customers are extremely satisfied with the solutions we’re able to offer using ShoreTel’s excellent products. We’ve been delivering VoIP solutions to our customers for over 11 years now, and I’ve never been more excited about this industry, or our technology partners,” said Don Gulling, President.

Since ShoreTel’s first product shipment in 1998, customer satisfaction has been at the core of ShoreTel’s top business priorities, and is a requirement for the primary business values for all ShoreTel partners. Customers who purchase ShoreTel solutions rank their product above other manufacturers for technology, ease of use, management, customer service, solution experience, product features and performance. Verteks Consulting’s satisfied customers like the Marion County Supervisor of Elections and Alarion Bank, have contributed to ShoreTel’s ranking as Best Overall VoIP telephony vendor among end-users for the past five years in a row, according to industry analyst firm Nemertes Research.

About Verteks Consulting, Inc.

Over the past 13 years, Verteks Consulting has become a market leader in Florida providing fast, reliable and secure voice and data networks for business and government clients. With a focus on Unified Communications and advanced networking solutions that improve efficiency, reduce costs, increase competitiveness, and improve customer service, Verteks Consulting is uniquely qualified to help its business and government clients confront the challenges of today’s dynamic marketplace. Verteks Consulting provides complete solutions that include project planning, installation, on-site training and 24x7 support services – including our leading-edge proactive support solution called ‘Total System Care’.

About ShoreTel, Inc.

ShoreTel, Inc., (NASDAQ: SHOR) is a leading provider of Pure IP Unified Communications solutions. ShoreTel enables companies of any size to seamlessly integrate all communications – voice, video, messaging and data – with their business processes. Independent of device or location, ShoreTel’s distributed software architecture eliminates the traditional costs, complexity and reliability issues typically associated with other solutions. ShoreTel continues to deliver the highest levels of customer satisfaction, ease of use and manageability, while driving down the overall total cost of ownership. ShoreTel is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, and has regional offices in the United Kingdom, Sydney, Australia and Munich, Germany. For more information, visit www.shoretel.com or call 1-877-80SHORE.

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For more information, please contact: Don Gulling, President, Verteks Consulting dgulling@verteks.com, 352-401-0909, 877-VERTEKS, www.verteks.com.