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Plantronics Named ‘Best Place to Work in Mexico’ for Third Consecutive Year

Plantronics (NYSE: PLT), a pioneer in wearable technology, today announced that once again Plantronics Mexico the company’s manufacturing facility in Tijuana, Mexico, has been named the “Best Place to Work” in Mexico by the Great Place to Work Institute. This is the third consecutive year Plantronics Mexico has been honored with this coveted award.

The Great Place to Work Institute evaluates employers in more than forty countries around the world, including Mexico, and defines a great place to work as “a place in which you trust people you work for, have pride in what you do, and enjoy the people you interact with.” According to the Great Place to Work Institute, this ranking is the result of a rigorous process that analyses and assesses the views of employees and the corporate culture. Inclusion in the rankings is a result of hard work and a concerted effort to create a healthy, harmonious and trustworthy working environment.

“We are honored to accept this award on behalf of Plantronics,” said Alejandro Bustamante, senior vice president of Operations at Plantronics. “We strive to create an environment in which our associates can take pride and feel respected, a community that is dedicated to helping each member succeed. This award is as much a testament to our employees as it is to Plantronics – together we have built a culture that is like family. When our associates are happy and successful it directly impacts our customer satisfaction and overall operational efficiency.”

The Plantronics Mexico facility has been in operation for more than 40 years and has more than 2,000 employees. Plantronics Mexico employees are offered more than 200 programs and enrichment opportunities, programs include mass weddings at the Plantronics Mexico facility every Valentine’s Day, the employee business card program and educational opportunities that help employees further their education.

The Plantronics Mexico Team engages with the community on many levels including outreach to orphanages, donations to the community for natural disasters, reforestation efforts and education about recycling. They encourage employee and family involvement and support the Children’s Orchestra, The DARE Program and offer medical consultations to family members at their facility.

This year’s win is further validation of the facility’s longstanding reputation as a model of operational excellence and investing in the betterment of employees. Winning this award confirms that Plantronics Mexico is the employer of choice in Mexico, validates the workplace culture and showcases the effort to create a healthy, harmonious and trustworthy working environment. This year, companies such as Google, Microsoft, Cisco, Pepsi Co and Dell also submitted for the same category in Mexico. A complete list of the rankings can be found here.

About the Great Place to Work Institute and Survey Methodology

The Great Place to Work Institute has more than 20 years of experience in evaluating companies’ culture and employee trust in management. The firm’s evaluation process includes a survey that is applied to all employees, a systems document that describes the implemented practices and processes, and a field visit by a team of experts to confirm the accuracy and maturity of the reported practices.

Plantronics Mexico - A Legacy of Excellence

Plantronics Mexico associates enjoy an environment that promotes a continuous process of innovation and creativity and are trained to prevent problems by proposing solutions to any potential risks they identify. Everyone contributes to quality processes to increase customer satisfaction, minimize rework, reduce cost, maintain production output, and uphold product excellence through their participation in work teams throughout the organization.

Plantronics Mexico is certified in ISO 9001, ISO 14001, CTPAT, FAST, PAPS, DOT and CHP. Plantronics Mexico has received numerous awards and commendations for its excellence in environmental matters, community work, customer satisfaction, and work safety Previous awards include the Mexico Quality, Mexico Export, Mexico Technology and Mexico Labor awards; the Federal Ministry of Labor’s Safe Industry Certificate; PROFEPA’s Clean Industry Certificate; the PROFEPA/CNIME Environmental Award (EPA/National Maquiladora Council); the 2005 Asia-Pacific International Quality Award; the 2005 Iberoamerican Quality Award; the 2005 Century International Quality Era Award; and the 2008 Latin American Quality award.

About Plantronics - Simply Smarter Communications®

Plantronics is a global leader in audio communications for businesses and consumers. We have pioneered new trends in audio technology for 50 years, creating innovative products that allow people to simply communicate. From unified communication solutions to Bluetooth® headsets, we deliver uncompromising quality, an ideal experience, and extraordinary service. Plantronics is used by every company in the Fortune 100™, as well as 911 dispatch, air traffic control and the New York Stock Exchange. For more information, please visit www.plantronics.com or call (800) 544-4660.

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