SOURCE: Plantronics, Inc.

Plantronics, Inc.

April 22, 2011 15:00 ET

Plantronics Celebrates Earth Day as Largest Solar Panel Installation in Santa Cruz County Nears Completion

Solar Installation to Provide 80% of Plantronics' Energy Use

SANTA CRUZ, CA--(Marketwire - Apr 22, 2011) - Plantronics (NYSE: PLT) today announced that its solar panel installation is nearing completion and it is bringing in local vendors to raise environmental awareness among employees. These activities are part of Plantronics' Earth Day celebration and will help the company and its associates reduce impact on the environment.

Pat Wadors, Senior Vice President, Human Resources at Plantronics said, "Plantronics is proud of its efforts at increasing environmental awareness and energy savings. The response from our employees to these efforts has been extremely positive."

Solar Installation
This spring, Plantronics' solar panel installation will be completed and it will be the largest solar installation in Santa Cruz County. Upwards of 80% of the company's corporate site utility bill is expected to be offset by solar power. The existing solar system size consists of 262,550W, while the new combined system, installed by Sandbar Solar & Electric, will total over 870,000W -- the largest of its kind in the county. In addition to the solar panels being installed at the corporate location, Plantronics has also incorporated sun tubes throughout their offices, installed by NuLight Solutions, which will collect and redirect sunlight to provide more natural light within the offices.

In recognition of Earth Day, Plantronics is hosting an Earth Day Fair for employees to utilize earth-friendly solutions. Services such as water saving tips, gardening and compost demonstrations, local adopt-a-beach information and organic produce will be available. The fair is supported by the company and produced entirely by internal employee volunteers.

The café at the corporate headquarters in Santa Cruz serves certified organic produce and follows the guidelines of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch Program and supports true family farms where the owners live on, or nearby, the land. By the end of 2012, 25% of all agribusiness products utilized by the café will be supplied by local farmers.

About Plantronics
Plantronics is a world leader in personal audio communications for professionals and consumers. From unified communication solutions to Bluetooth headsets, Plantronics delivers unparalleled audio experiences and quality that reflect our nearly 50 years of innovation and customer commitment. Plantronics is used by every company in the Fortune 100 and is the headset of choice for air traffic control, 911 dispatch and the New York Stock Exchange. For more information, please visit or call (800) 544-4660.

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