Mitel Applauds Inter-Tel Stockholders' Vote to Merge - Changes industry landscape

    OTTAWA, Aug. 2 /CNW Telbec/ - Mitel(R) today applauded Inter-Tel
(Delaware), Incorporated (NASDAQ:   INTL) stockholders' for approving the two
companies' US$723 million merger. The vote fulfills another condition to the
merger which we believe will create a market leader in the SMB IP
communications industry with the scale to strengthen and extend its reach in
the enterprise market.
    "We are delighted Inter-Tel shareholders have voted to approve the merger
with Mitel. By bringing together the unique strengths of each company, this
transaction will accelerate our growth strategy," said Don Smith, CEO of
Mitel. "Together, we believe that Mitel and Inter-Tel will possess the
intellectual property, technology depth, breadth of portfolio, managed
services, partnerships, and people to be a leader in the rapidly changing IP
telephony landscape."
    Subject to the outcome of the preliminary injunction hearing arising from
Inter-Tel's litigation before the Delaware Court of Chancery, Mitel and
Inter-Tel expect that the merger will close as promptly as practicable after
the hearing which is scheduled for August 8, 2007.

    About Mitel

    Mitel, a leading provider of unifying IP communications solutions and
applications for business customers, is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, with
offices, partners and resellers worldwide. For more information, please visit

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