updated 9/7/2010 6:45:56 AM ET 2010-09-07T10:45:56

OTTAWA, Ontario, Sept. 3, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mitel® (Nasdaq:MITL), a leading provider of unified communications (UC) software solutions, today announced that Philip Keenan has been appointed as Vice President of U.S. Partner Business, effective immediately. Philip will be reporting to Paul Butcher, President and COO of Mitel.

As VP of U.S Partner Business, Keenan will be responsible for all channel sales and support activities in the U.S. market.

"I am delighted to make this announcement. Phil brings a wealth of experience and leadership to the company and his role will allow us to further strengthen our channel sales and development in the U.S. market," said Butcher. "As Mitel makes the transition into a software company, Phil will also play a key role in driving the continued evolution within our channel to successfully leverage this opportunity as the market continues to grow."

Philip has enjoyed a highly successful 25-year career in worldwide sales, marketing, and strategic business development. He previously worked as the VP Multimedia Services at Nortel where he established Nortel's Telepresence and collaboration services. Prior to that, Philip worked as a senior executive at Polycom where he held key positions including Senior VP Strategy and Solutions Marketing, Senior VP Worldwide Sales, and General Manager of their Network Systems Division. He holds a Bachelor of Science from Cardiff University, where he graduated with honors.

About Mitel

Mitel Networks (Nasdaq:MITL) is a global provider of business communications solutions and services, consisting of unified communications and collaboration software applications, IP telephony platforms, mobility applications and managed and network services. Mitel enables businesses of all sizes to move beyond basic fixed telephony tools toward integrated multi-media collaboration solutions, accessible from anywhere, helping to improve performance, gain competitive advantage, and reduce costs. Mitel's global headquarters are in Ottawa, Canada, US headquarters are in Chandler, Arizona and EMEA headquarters are in Caldicot, UK, with offices, partners, and resellers worldwide. Visit http://www.mitel.com for more information.

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