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8x8 Announces Appointment of Chief Technology Officer

Apr 08, 2010

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Apr 8, 2010 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX News Network) -- 8x8, Inc. (Nasdaq:EGHT), provider of innovative business communications solutions, today announced that Ramprakash Narayanaswamy, Vice President of Engineering, has been promoted to the position of Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and will assume responsibility for the company's entire research, development and engineering operations.

As 8x8's Vice President of Engineering, Narayanaswamy led the development and execution of the company's web-based CRM and billing systems along with the product management and engineering of 8x8 Virtual Office hosted IP-PBX service and feature enhancements, including the recently introduced Virtual Office Pro unified communications suite of services. He was also responsible for the 2007 launch of the 8x8 MobileTalk cellular international calling service. In his role as CTO, Narayanaswamy will manage the overall technology direction for 8x8's voice, video, mobile and unified communications services.

"Ramprakash has been at the core of our engineering initiatives for the past five years and has made tremendous contributions to 8x8 starting with the creation and refinement of our web portals and billing systems to the advancement of our hosted PBX platform with integrated UC service offerings," said 8x8 Chairman & CEO Bryan Martin. "As the demand for hosted voice services and web-enabled collaboration tools continues to grow, Ramprakash's ability to develop highly-scalable and flexible infrastructures will help us continue to offer innovative solutions that exceed our customers' demands."

Narayanaswamy has been with 8x8 since 2005 and previously served as Enterprise Software Architect at Nextance Inc., Director, Tools Architecture and Development at Bluelight.com and Senior Software Engineer at Sun Microsystems Inc. Prior to that, he held various software engineering positions with companies in the U.S. and India. Narayanaswamy's talent and expertise has been recognized numerous times throughout his career, including recipient of the "Best Engineer Award" at Sun Microsystems, "Engineering Masterpiece Award" at Bluelight.com and "Eagle Award" at Nextance Inc. He received his Masters degree in Computer Applications from National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirapalli, India.

About 8x8, Inc.

8x8, Inc. (Nasdaq:EGHT) leverages its patented software technologies to deliver high quality voice solutions and integrated messaging and video to businesses of any size with employees in any locations on a wide variety of business telephony, web and mobile platforms. For additional information, visit www.8x8.com

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SOURCE: 8x8 Inc.

CONTACT: 8x8, Inc.
Joan Citelli
(408) 654-0970
jcitelli@8x8.com

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