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Plantronics CFO Pamela Strayer Named Acting CEO

April 15, 2013

Plantronics, Inc. (PLT) has recently named CFO Pamela Strayer as the acting CEO to replace president and chief operating officer Ken Kannappan, who is on temporary medical leave.

According to sources, Ken Kannappan will be taking a four month medical leave, starting immediately, for a treatable form of cancer. However, he plans to stay involved in the company’s dealings as much as his health deems possible.

“It is in my best interest and that of Plantronics that I take this time to focus on my health while Pam and the rest of our excellent executive team continue to execute our strategy,” said Ken. “I am committed to actively engaging in the business as my health permits and plan to return at the conclusion of my treatments.”

Pam Strayer is currently handling all aspects of the company’s financial management in addition to managing the company’s IT, legal and investor relations organizations.

“We commend Ken and support his request to take this leave and wish him the best as he focuses on his health,” said Marv Tseu, chairman of the board, Plantronics. “The board has complete confidence in the strong management team that Ken has built. Pam and the team are well positioned to continue to implement the Plantronics strategy and run day-to-day operations.”

Plantronics specializes in audio communications for businesses and consumers. The company has pioneered new trends in audio technology for over 50 years.

Edited by Blaise McNamee

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