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Aastra Technologies Completes AcquisitionSTOCKHOLM, SWEDEN (April 30, 2008) - Aastra Technologies Limited (TSX: “AAH”) is pleased to announce that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of the Enterprise Communication Business of Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) subject to certain jurisdictions being deferred in order to comply with applicable transfer requirements and corresponding post-closing adjustments.
With this acquisition, Aastra will now have a global installed base of Enterprise Communication customers with a leading presence in Western Europe and a significant extended footprint in key markets across Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa, Asia Pacific (including Australia and New Zealand) and North and South America.
The addition of Ericsson’s Enterprise Communications extends Aastra’s reach in internet protocol Communication Servers, Unified Communication applications and integrated mobility, to address the communication needs of both small and large businesses. Aastra has grown rapidly by protecting its customers’ investment while offering a roadmap for customers to evolve to IP communications at their own pace. Aastra will continue to build on Ericsson’s success by supporting all existing products and applications, and by providing a smooth migration path to new technologies.
Aastra Technologies Limited, is a global company at the forefront of the Enterprise Communication market. Headquartered in Concord, Ontario, Canada, Aastra develops and delivers innovative and integrated solutions that address the communication needs of businesses small and large around the world. Aastra enables Enterprises to communicate and collaborate more efficiently and effectively by offering customers a full range of open standard IP-based and traditional communications networking products, including terminals, systems, and applications. For additional information on Aastra, visit our website at http://www.aastra.com/ . “Aastra” is a registered trademark of Aastra Technologies Limited.
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Allan Brett, CFO,