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GENBAND Brings Compassion to Action with Global Holiday Giving Initiatives

Employees continue year-round spirit of giving back to local communities and those in need with planned non-profit fundraising and donation events in all major regions

PLANO, Texas, Dec. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- GENBAND, a leading provider of real time communications solutions today announced that its global employee base continues to live out its year-round commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and giving with annual holiday campaigns and charitable events across the globe.

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"We get together as a company to support our communities on our annual Global Day of Service in June every year, but the holidays are also an important time to give back. I am always impressed by our employees' creativity, dedication and commitment to supporting the communities in which they live," said Robin Wright, EVP of Corporate Operations and Human Resources. "We have activities planned in virtually every region of the world. It is such an honor and privilege to work with a team that really looks forward to assisting those in need."

This year's employee-led initiatives include:

GENBAND employees in its Plano, Texas office are partnering with the Texas State Guard and participating in the TXSG Toy Drive, to collect donations of new, unwrapped toys, gifts and prizes for children in local hospitals. The mission of the TXSG Toy Drive is to collect and distribute new toys to every pediatric patient at dedicated children's hospitals in Texas during the holiday season and leave a year's worth of toys behind.  

The Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina GENBAND team is continuing its long history of working with United Way of the Greater Triangle to raise funds for a wide variety of local organizations. Team members are also holding fundraisers to assist the Boys & Girls Clubs of Johnston County in reviving its operations following flooding caused by the recent Hurricane Matthew.

GENBAND's Ottawa, Canada office has a longstanding tradition of supporting United Way Ottawa and this year is no different. Funds will be raised through a variety of events including raffles, a bake sale and a pancake breakfast. GENBAND Ottawa team members raised $20,500 CDN last year and exceeded that raising more than $22,000 CDN in 2016.

In Galway, Ireland GENBAND employees are holding a coffee morning in aid of Age Action, a local non-profit dedicated to improving the quality of life of older people and to transforming attitudes towards aging and older people. The Galway office is also collecting items for a shoebox toy drive in support of several other local charities.

Employees in Sydney, Australia are collecting new, unwrapped gifts and food donations for Stuff the Bus, an annual event aimed at helping local families and individuals who are experiencing difficult times during the holiday season.

In Toronto, GENBAND employees will be donating gifts to the Sick Kids Treasure Box. Run by the Hospital for Sick Children, treasure boxes play a special role in the treatment and care of children, who are allowed to select a special item from a treasure box and keep it forever after undergoing a scary or uncomfortable procedure.

Finally, New York City employees are participating in a coat drive for the 28th New York Cares Annual Coat Drive.

Additional events and campaigns are being held throughout the world. GENBAND's corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives include its annual Global Day of Service of GENBAND Day. Each year, GENBAND employees donate an average of more than 40,000 service and volunteer hours to their local communities.

About GENBAND
GENBAND, a 2015 CNBC Disruptor 50, is a global leader in real-time communications software solutions for service providers, enterprises, independent software vendors, systems integrators and developers in over 80 countries. Kandy, its award-winning, disruptive real-time communications software development platform, is built from the company's global telecommunications network and security technologies. The platform enables these companies to easily embed a full suite of voice, video, chat, screen-sharing and collaboration capabilities into their existing business, web and mobile applications.  The company's Network Modernization, Unified Communications, Mobility and Embedded Communications solutions enable its customers to quickly capitalize on growing market segments and introduce differentiating products, applications and services. GENBAND's market-leading solutions, which are deployable in the network, on premise or through the cloud, help its customers connect people to each other and address the growing demands of today's consumers and businesses for real-time communications wherever they happen to be. To learn more visit genband.com.

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