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Sonus Names Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing; Announces Date of Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results

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Sonus Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq: SONS), a global leader in enabling and securing real-time communications, today announced that Michael Swade has been named Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing effective immediately. Swade has nearly 20 years of leadership experience within the technology and communications industries. He joined Sonus in May 2014 as Vice President of America Sales and has served as Sonus’ Interim Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing since July.

Ray Dolan, President and CEO of Sonus, commented, “Mike brings to Sonus an excellent track record of success in high-growth companies spanning communications, networking and collaboration. He has demonstrated that he is the right leader to take our sales and marketing results to the next level.”

“Ray and the team have clearly established Sonus as an industry leader and trusted partner to service providers and enterprise customers around the globe,” said Swade. “I am excited about the opportunity to further develop and strengthen these relationships and accelerate the company’s growth and profitability.”

Swade joined Sonus from Yorktel, a global provider of UC&C, cloud and video managed services for large enterprise and federal government customers. Prior to Yorktel, Swade was at Polycom in various senior leadership roles including: Senior Vice President, Field Operations; President, Europe; and Vice President, Service Provider and UC Sales. Swade brings additional sales and marketing leadership experience from Lucent Technologies and Avaya. He earned a B.S. in Marketing from Eastern Illinois University and an MBA from Dominican University.

Date of Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results

Sonus also today announced that it will report financial results for the third quarter of 2014 before the open of the market on Thursday, October 23, 2014. Following the release, Sonus will host a conference call with the financial community at 8:30 a.m. ET to discuss the results.

The Company will offer a live, listen-only Webcast of the conference call via the Sonus Networks Investor Web site at http://investors.sonusnet.com/events.cfm where a replay will also be available shortly following the conference call.

Conference call details:

Date: October 23, 2014

Time: 8:30 a.m. (ET)

Dial-in number: 800 768 6727

International Callers: +1 212 231 2915

Replay information:
A telephone playback of the call will be available following the conference call until November 6, 2014 and can be accessed by calling 800 633 8284 or +1 402 977 9140 for international callers. The reservation number for the replay is 21735367.

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About Sonus Networks:
Sonus enables and secures real-time communications so the world’s leading service providers and enterprises can embrace the next generation of SIP and 4G/LTE solutions including VoIP, video, instant messaging and online collaboration. With customers in nearly 100 countries and nearly two decades of experience, Sonus offers a complete portfolio of hardware-based and virtualized Session Border Controllers (SBCs), Diameter Signaling Controllers (DSCs), policy/routing servers and media and signaling gateways. For more information, visit www.sonus.net or call 1-855-GO-SONUS.

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