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PLANTRONICS NAMED ONE OF THE “BEST COMPANIES TO WORK FOR IN GREATER CHINA"

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 11:27 am PST

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"At Plantronics, we recognize that the way that people live and work has changed dramatically and employers have a tremendous opportunity to enhance the experience of their workforce"

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. – January 17, 2017 – Plantronics (NYSE: PLT), a pioneer in audio and wearable technology, today announced that its Suzhou office has been named one of the “Best Companies to Work for in Greater China 2016.” This is the first time that Plantronics has won the award in Greater China, enhancing its global reputation as an exemplary employer. The company has won the equivalent award in Mexico for the past six years.

“At Plantronics, we recognize that the way that people live and work has changed dramatically and employers have a tremendous opportunity to enhance the experience of their workforce,” said Susan Hansen, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Asia Pacific and Middle East at Plantronics. “We’ve focused on building a collaborative corporate culture that addresses our employees’ needs more holistically by fostering personal well-being, supporting professional development and serving our local community.”

The Great Place to Work Institute has created the Great Place to Work® Model based on over 30 years of researching, studying and identifying high-trust and high-performing workplaces around the world. From an employee standpoint, that means trusting managers, having pride in their work and enjoying colleagues. From a management perspective, a Great Place to Work is an environment in which business objectives are achieved by employees who give their personal best and work together as a team.

Professional Development

Educational assistance policies in Plantronics China have helped many employees continue their studies as well as achieve degrees and certifications for job-related functions. Over the past year, Plantronics’ internal development programs have enabled employees in China to successfully grow into their new roles and achieve professional growth opportunities within the company. In 2016, the Managers Development Plan program sent nine managers in China to Stanford University and the University of California, Berkeley, for management-related courses and training. There are also other programs open to all employees, such as the Development Day Campaign, where learning exchange activities are organized every month for employees to share and discuss issues and solutions encountered at work.

Smarter Working

Plantronics has been located in Suzhou, China, for more than 12 years, with branch offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and other cities across Greater China. Across the region, Plantronics promotes a smarter approach to working, enabling employees to achieve a work-life balance. For example, employees are sometimes able to work remotely so that they can also care for family members. Employees are also encouraged to maintain an active lifestyle through incentives like complimentary memberships to sports clubs and professional workout support in the company gym. Some employees participate in external sporting competitions, such as the 2016 Shanghai International Marathon.

Community Service

Plantronics China regularly supports its local community and is committed to serving as a responsible corporate citizen. Team volunteer initiatives have included: befriending and mentoring students at a school for children with disabilities; organizing donation drives to offer winter clothes and stationery to underprivileged children in developing areas; and helping to set up community libraries. The team has also volunteered with the Red Cross to help people rebuild their homes after disasters.

For more information, visit www.plantronics.com and follow on Twitter at @Plantronics.

About Great Place to Work®

Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services and certification programs, including Best Workplaces lists and workplace reviews, Great Place to Work® provides the benchmarks, framework and expertise needed to create, sustain and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. In the United States, Great Place to Work® produces the annual Fortune "100 Best Companies to Work For®" and a series of Great Place to Work® Best Workplaces lists, including lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity, Small and Medium Companies and over a half dozen different industries.

Follow Great Place to Work® online at www.greatplacetowork.com and on Twitter at @GPTW_US. For information about global operations at Great Place to Work®, visit www.greatplacetowork.net.

About Plantronics 
Plantronics (NYSE: PLT) is a global leader in audio communications for businesses and consumers. We have pioneered new trends in audio technology, creating innovative products that allow people to simply communicate. From unified communication to Bluetooth® headsets to gaming solutions, we deliver uncompromising quality, an ideal experience and extraordinary service. Plantronics is used by every company in the Fortune 100™, as well as 911 dispatch, air traffic control and various mission-critical applications for those on the front line. For more information, please visit www.plantronics.com or call (800) 544-4660.

Plantronics is a trademark of Plantronics, Inc. registered in the US and other countries. The Bluetooth trademark is owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc. and any use of the mark by Plantronics, Inc. is under license. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

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