SOURCE: BoardVantage

February 12, 2009 07:00 ET

Plantronics Implements BoardVantage

Board Portal Streamlines Board Process

MENLO PARK, CA--(Marketwire - February 12, 2009) - Plantronics, Inc. (NYSE: PLT), the world's leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of lightweight communications headset products, has selected BoardVantage to manage its board communications. Plantronics will use BoardVantage to distribute board materials, streamline its board process and enhance the efficiency of the Corporate Secretary's office.

"A diverse and dispersed board coupled with global operations made a board portal a natural move for us," said Richard R. Pickard, Plantronics Vice President - Legal, General Counsel and Secretary. "As a technology company ourselves, we demand nothing less than excellence from our own technology suppliers, and BoardVantage impressed us with both their expertise in security and practical knowledge of board operations."

"We evaluated a number of products," said Pickard. "BoardVantage stood out, having thought through the issues and delivered a complete suite of functionality for not only Directors, but the Corporate Secretary's Office too. This means we can not only improve the flow of information to our board, but reduce the cost too."

"It's an honor to be selected by such an icon of American technology," said Joe Ruck, CEO, BoardVantage. "Their choice represents an important validation of BoardVantage and yet another NYSE-listed board to our list."

About Plantronics

Plantronics, Inc. is today the world's leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of lightweight communications headset products. Widely used in many Fortune 500 corporations, Plantronics' products have been featured in numerous films and high profile events, including the historic "One small step for man" transmission from the moon in 1969.

Plantronics is a publicly held company (NYSE: PLT) headquartered in Santa Cruz, California with offices in 20 countries, including major facilities in Mexico, China, Tennessee, England and The Netherlands. Plantronics products are sold and supported through a worldwide network of authorized Plantronics partners, and are available through retail and consumer electronics stores. For more information about Plantronics, please visit

About BoardVantage

BoardVantage is the leading provider of secure board portals, with 200 customers -- including over 20 Fortune 100 companies. BoardVantage provides a secure and user-friendly Web portal for centralizing board documents, processes and communications. It also provides productivity tools for creating and distributing board materials efficiently. BoardVantage is SAS 70 Type II certified, and meets or exceeds the standards of the most security conscious IT departments, including those of major financial institutions. To learn more, visit

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