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Ribbon’s Perspectives18 Recognized as one of the Best Corporate Image Events in 2018 International Business Awards®

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Accolade for successful showcase of Ribbon brand

WESTFORD, Mass. – Ribbon Communications Inc. (Nasdaq: RBBN), a global leader in secure and intelligent cloud communications, today announced that its Perspectives18 customer summit has been recognized by the prestigious International Business Awards®, known as “The Stevies” as winner of the Bronze medal in the ”Best Corporate Image Event” category.

Perspectives is an annual must-attend customer summit that brings together some of the top minds in technology to share their insights within an intimate setting of key decision makers from the global service provider, technology and enterprise communities. Last year’s edition had more than 600 attendees and generated more than 100 pieces of editorial coverage around the world.

“This was our first Perspectives event as Ribbon and an important step forward for the company as a whole,” said Bita Milanian, SVP Global Marketing for Ribbon. “We were delighted with our customers’ and partners’ reaction and this award is icing on the cake. Congratulations to all of the nominees, and to everyone who worked extremely hard to make this event as successful as it was. We look forward to doing it all over again in 2019, this time in Washington D.C.”

Stevie Award winners were determined by the average scores of more than 270 executives worldwide who participated on 12 juries. The judges’ comments on the Perspectives18 entry included: “All elements of this program look well executed. It had variety, class and style,” “Effective use of media and an existing platform to highlight the new brand,” and “This event delivered a high-touch experience for attendees that clearly increased engagement with the brand and achieved objectives to highlight the new name, brand, organization and capabilities.”

“This year’s Stevie Award winners in the IBAs are the most distinguished group of winners we’ve had yet,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards. “We raised the minimum average score from the judges required to qualify as a Stevie winner, so 2018 winners should be especially proud of their achievements.  We look forward to presenting their Stevies to them in London on October 20, and to telling their stories over the coming year through Stevie Awards media.”

The International Business Awards are the world’s premier business awards program. All individuals and organizations worldwide – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small – are eligible to submit nominations. The 2018 IBAs received entries from 74 nations and territories.

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word “crowned,” the awards will be presented to winners at a gala banquet at the InterContinental London Park Lane Hotel in London, England on 20 October.

About the Stevie® Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 10,000 nominations each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at www.StevieAwards.com.

About Ribbon Communications

Ribbon Communications is a company with two decades of leadership in real-time communications. Built on world-class technology and intellectual property, the company delivers intelligent, secure, embedded real-time communications for today’s world.  The company transforms fixed, mobile and enterprise networks from legacy environments to secure IP and cloud-based architectures, enabling highly productive communications for consumers and businesses.  With a global footprint, Ribbon’s innovative, market-leading portfolio empowers service providers and enterprises with rapid service creation in a fully virtualized environment.  The company’s Kandy Communications Platform as a Service (CPaaS) delivers a comprehensive set of advanced embedded communications capabilities that enables this transformation.  To learn more, visit ribboncommunications.com.

Important Information Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

The information in this release contains forward-looking statements regarding future events that involve risks and uncertainties. All statements other than statements of historical facts contained in this release are forward-looking statements. Our actual results may differ materially from those contemplated by the forward-looking statements. For further information regarding risks and uncertainties associated with Ribbon Communications' business, please refer to the "Risk Factors" section of Ribbon Communications' most recent annual or quarterly report filed with the SEC. Any forward-looking statements represent Ribbon Communications' views only as of the date on which such statement is made and should not be relied upon as representing Ribbon Communications' views as of any subsequent date. While Ribbon Communications may elect to update forward-looking statements at some point, Ribbon Communications specifically disclaims any obligation to do so.

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