Hobbs said, “Ribbon is at the forefront of real-time communications, dedicated to serving our customers as an innovative and secure global real-time communications organization. Following the successful merger, and as we accelerate the synergies which are resulting from bringing together the talents of the teams, Ribbon is well-positioned to execute and capitalize on our many opportunities. I look forward to leading Ribbon, with the incredible support and guidance from the Company’s Board and deep bench of highly skilled technical and management talent. Working with all of our employees around the world, we will continue focusing on creating value for our shareholders, customers and partners as we deliver market-leading real-time communications and security solutions across the globe.”
Dolan added, “It has been an honor working alongside our talented employees around the world as we focused on the needs of our customers in this rapidly changing marketplace. I am proud of all that we accomplished at Sonus Networks leading up to the recent merger with GENBAND. Ribbon now has the talent, scale and global reach to continue leading the transition to the emerging cloud architecture. This is the right time for me to transition overall leadership of the Company, and I wish everyone at Ribbon continued success.”
Lynch added, “Ray has achieved our goal of setting Ribbon on a clear path to success and he rightfully deserves credit and thanks for both his vision of combining Sonus and GENBAND and execution of the merger.”
The company noted that today’s announcement is not related to the company’s financial performance for the current quarter or progress to-date on the company’s merger integration efforts.