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Plantronics Announces Favorable Resolution of GN Netcom Litigation

Company Release - 10/18/2017

SANTA CRUZ, Calif., Oct. 18, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Plantronics (NYSE:PLT), (“Plantronics” or the “Company”) today issued the following statement regarding the favorable jury verdict it received in an action brought by GN Netcom, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

“Today’s verdict in favor of Plantronics validates our position that Plantronics has always operated fairly and lawfully in a highly competitive marketplace and that the claims brought by GN Netcom are without merit,” said Joe Burton, Plantronics’ President and CEO. “For more than 50 years, Plantronics has equipped businesses with the tools they need to accomplish their goals and provide effective service to their customers. Our objective has always been to help businesses of all sizes and entrepreneurs in the U.S. and around the world succeed, and that has not changed.

“We are pleased with the jury’s verdict and look forward to putting this matter behind us. Plantronics remains focused on executing our strategic initiatives, delivering value for our shareholders and partners, and offering innovative products and the highest quality customer experience.”

Plantronics is represented by Russell Hayman, Jon Dean, Rita Yoon and Sarah Walters of McDermott Will & Emery LLP and Jack B. Blumenfeld of Morris, Nichols Arsht & Tunnell LLP.

About Plantronics
Plantronics is an audio pioneer and a global leader in the communications industry. We create intelligent and adaptive solutions that support our customers’ most important needs: experiencing and facilitating simple and clear communications while enjoying distraction-free environments. Our solutions are used worldwide by consumers and businesses alike, and are an optimal choice for open office environments. From Unified Communications and customer service ecosystems, to data analytics and Bluetooth headsets, Plantronics delivers high-quality communications solutions that our customers count on today, while relentlessly innovating on behalf of their future. For more information visit

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