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Joe Burton Appointed to CTO Forum Advisory Board

Plantronics (NYSE: PLT) today announced that Joe Burton, the company’s CTO and senior vice president of technology, development and strategy, has been appointed to the CTO Forum advisory board. The CTO Forum brings together senior technology executives and business leaders to discuss and collaborate on key technology issues facing the industry to help accelerate innovation across organizations.

"We are very pleased to welcome Joe Burton to our advisory board. He brings more than 25 years of experience and an excellent track record of technology leadership and unified communications expertise to the CTO Forum,” said Basheer Janjua, founder and chairman of the CTO Forum and CEO of Integnology Corporation.

In his role at Plantronics, Burton is responsible for setting and driving the company’s technology direction and leading the global engineering teams and programs. Recent innovation milestones include groundbreaking advances in the wearable technology space and award-winning device integration with WebRTC.

“At Plantronics, we’re creating innovative solutions in audio and wearable technologies that are changing the way we communicate, work, and engage,” said Burton. “I’m delighted to be joining the CTO Forum to exchange industry best practices, and look forward to collaborating with fellow members to help drive the industry forward.”

Prior to joining Plantronics, Joe held several key executive technology leadership positions at Polycom, Cisco, and Active Voice. During his 10-year career with Cisco, he served as Cisco's CTO for Unified Communications, encompassing call management, IP phones, contact center, conferencing, unified messaging, unified communications applications, and advanced technologies and products.

Burton is the author of several communications patents and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering from Regents College New York.

About the CTO Forum

The CTO Forum is a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering a trusted, open and creative environment where the brightest minds of our times convene to address the industry’s most important issues. The CTO Forum brings together the best minds in the technology from different industries to define opportunities, and to collaborate in harnessing the extraordinary potential of technology. The CTO Forum’s mission is to deliver a Global Innovation Platform, where technology leaders collaborate and co-create the technology and solutions that will be critical to meeting tomorrow’s global opportunities and challenges. For more information, please visit www.ctoforum.org.

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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