West Palm Beach, FL, and Netanya, Israel – January 19, 2012 - magicJack VocalTec, Ltd. (NASDAQ:CALL, news, filings), the Voice Experts that invented voice over IP (VoIP) and sold over eight million magicJacks®, announced today with increasing cash and short-term investment balances plus expected accelerating income in the future, the Board has increased the company’s share repurchase program up to $55 Million in common stock. Further, the amount of options outstanding has decreased to less than 1% of shares outstanding and the company has successfully extinguished all of the preferred like equity on its balance sheet as of year end 2011. For 2012 the balance sheet will be more transparent and we expect relatively few options outstanding by the end of year. The company does not have any secured debt on its books.
magicJack CEO Dan Borislow states: "We had a tremendous finish at the end of 2011, with a very good start so far in 2012, which will help produce impressive Revenue and Income gains this year. We seem to be in stride now and are driven to have quicker releases of new product and service offerings. Our systems and telephone assets are now enabled to add a multitude of new customers. I have never been more optimistic about our growth prospects for the company we started to build six years ago and our chances of becoming the largest voice supplier in various markets. The continued hard work and good execution will go a long way to further achieving our goals and I know our people are up to the task.”
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About magicJack VocalTec Ltd.
magicJack VocalTec Ltd. (NASDAQ: CALL), the inventor of VoIP including the softphone and magicJack, has the goal of becoming the leading international provider of global voice over many platforms. The company has achieved sales of over eight million of the easy-to-use, award-winning magicJack since the device’s launch in 2008, and has the use of over 30 patents, some dating to when the company invented VoIP. It is the largest reaching CLEC (Competitive Local Exchange Carrier) in the United States in terms of area codes available and certification in number of states, and the network has historically had uptime of over 99.99 percent.