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Press Release -- June 1st, 2012

GENBAND Kicks Off 2nd Annual Global Day of Service

Frisco, Texas, June 1, 2012 – GENBAND, a leading developer of IP infrastructure and application solutions, today announced the kick-off of its second annual June 1st Global Day of Service with volunteer activities scheduled around the world. Last year, GENBAND employees volunteered more than 5,000 hours on its inaugural “GENBAND Day” Global Day of Service, benefiting more than 65 charities in 16 countries.  The company has established a goal of volunteering more than 10,000 hours of community service in 2012 and marks its commitment yearly with a unique employee holiday to volunteer in respective communities.

“During our first Global Day of Service last year, employees from around the world demonstrated GENBAND’s commitment to the communities in which we live and work by voluntarily giving back more than 5,000 hours of service,” said Charlie Vogt, president and CEO of GENBAND. “In an effort to foster a year-round spirit of volunteerism, we have challenged our team to commit to doing even more this year. We are extremely proud to have the opportunity to work with non-profit and community organizations in virtually every corner of the world.”

“GENBAND is a great corporate partner for the City of Frisco,” said Mayor Maher Maso, City of Frisco.  “We’re fortunate to have an organization and its employee base so committed to giving back to our community.  GENBAND’s Global Day of Service is a model program, taking corporate social responsibility to a new level.  We commend GENBAND employees for their dedication to volunteer service and commitment to teamwork.”

GENBAND has partnered with organizations around the world to organize activities selected by employees in each region. One example is a partnership established this year with Ottawa Community Housing, where employees will be performing interior and exterior painting of resident housing.

“The work being performed by this group of volunteers goes a long way in improving the quality of life for Ottawa Community Housing tenants,” said Steve Desroches, City of Ottawa Deputy Mayor, Councillor and Ottawa Community Housing Chair. “Ottawa Community Housing is very thankful that our tenants will be the beneficiaries of this act of goodwill. The GENBAND volunteers can feel proud that their actions will result in a revitalized public space that will allow residents to feel a renewed pride in their community.”

Below is just a sampling of other GENBAND global volunteer activities planned:

Frisco, Texas
On GENBAND Day, Frisco and Plano-based GENBAND employees will engage in a full day of service assisting the following non-profits andcharities in and around the Dallas Metroplex area:

  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Children’s Medical Center, Plano
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Dallas Zoo
  • Smiles Charity
  • City of Plano Parks and Recreation
  • Frisco Family Services
  • Samaritan Inn
  • Survivor Joe

Billerica, Massachusetts
GENBAND employees in the Billerica office will be lending their support to the following:

  • Open Pantry
  • The Lowell Wish Program
  • New Hampshire SPCA
  • New Searles Elementary School
  • Lego Model Assembly Project

Raleigh, North Carolina
Employees from GENBAND’s Raleigh office will be assisting the following charities:

  • Habitat for Humanity of Wake and Durham County
  • Special Olympics
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Asheboro Zoo
  • Hope Reins
  • Teaming for Technology (T4T)
  • Carolina Predator Reserve
  • Food Bank
  • Interfaith Food Shuttle
  • Survivor Joe
  • Raleigh Campus Beautification

Employees in Fort Lauderdale will be working on a home build for Habitat for Humanity.

Ottawa, Toronto and Canadian Regional Offices
GENBAND’s large base of employees in Ottawa and Canadian regional offices will be assisting the following charities:

  • Ottawa Food Bank
  • Crystal Bay Centre For Special Education
  • The Silver Springs Farm
  • Ottawa Community Housing
  • Jack Darling Memorial Park

Regional Offices in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA)
GENBAND employees based at its Maidenhead, United Kingdom campus outside of London will be building a community garden for Bright Start, a pre-school for children up to 4 years old that depends on donations and assistance from parents to make improvements to the facility. Employees located at GENBAND’s International Headquarters and Business Services Center in Galway, Ireland office will be raising funds through its participation in a charity walk, with proceeds benefiting a local hospice. Employees in Russia will provide catering services and entertainment activities for a local orphanage, while others in Germany will spend the day volunteering at the International Kinderhaus.  GENBAND employees in Dubai will spend the day working with special needs children.  Employees in Israel conducted clean-up activities along a local stream and nature trail in northern Israel.

Asia Pacific Regional Offices
GENBAND employees in Hong Kong will volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House, while those based in Japan will be working with ECOCAP, spending the day collecting bottle caps to fund vaccines.  Shanghai employees will be volunteering at the Shanghai Fraternity Children’s Healthy Garden, and employees in Sydney will conduct clean-up activities from Neilson Park to Sydney Harbour.

Central and South American Regional Offices
GENBAND employees based in Mexico City will be volunteering at Centro de Asistencia e Integracion Social (CAIS) or Social Assistance and Integration Center, a refuge for children who suffer from various forms of abuse, while employees in Brazil will spend the day working with orphans and special needs children.

For more information on the GENBAND Day of Service, please visit the Global Day of Service page at

GENBAND is a global leader of IP infrastructure solutions, enabling enterprise, service and content providers around the world to evolve communications networks through IP innovation. The Company offers market-leading Switching, Applications, Networking and Service solutions, with products deployed in over 600 customer networks spanning more than 80 countries. GENBAND is headquartered in Frisco, Texas, and has vast resources in R&D, sales and support spanning more than 50 countries. To learn more, visit us on the web at GENBAND, the GENBAND logo and icon are trademarks of GENBAND.

GENBAND, the GENBAND logo and icon are trademarks of GENBAND.

Kim Lee

June 1st dedicated to community service, highlighting company’s commitment to year-round volunteerism

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