Item 8.01. Other Events.

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On August15, 2017, Solstice Sapphire Investments,Inc. (“NewCo”), a direct wholly-owned subsidiary of Sonus Networks,Inc. (the “Company”), identified those individuals it expects will serve as its officers immediately following the transaction (the “Transaction”) contemplated by the previously announced Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated as of May23, 2017, by and among the Company, NewCo, Solstice Sapphire,Inc., a direct wholly-owned subsidiary of NewCo, Green Sapphire Investments LLC, a direct wholly-owned subsidiary of NewCo, Green Sapphire LLC, a direct wholly-owned subsidiary of NewCo, GENBAND Holdings Company (“GENBAND”), GENBAND Inc. (“GB”) and GENBAND II,Inc. (“GB II” and, together with GENBAND and GB, the “GENBAND Parties”) (the “Merger Agreement”).

The following individuals are expected to become officers of NewCo, serving in the respective offices set forth beside each individual’s name, immediately following the Transaction:

· Raymond Dolan, President and Chief Executive Officer

· David Walsh, Kandy, Corporate Development,Integration

· Mike Swade, WW Sales- Core

· Patrick Joggerst, WW Marketing, Growth-related WW Sales

· Kevin Riley, Global CTO, including Growth-related R&D

· John McCready, Core R&D, PLM

· Steven Bruny, Global Operations, including Services and Manufacturing

· Daryl Raiford, Chief Financial Officer/Finance

· Jeff Snider, General Counsel/Chief Administrative Officer

· Bill Parks, Chief Information Officer

The consummation of the Transaction remains subject to the closing conditions in the Merger Agreement.


In connection with the proposed transaction, NewCo has filed with the SEC a Registration Statement on FormS-4 that includes a joint preliminary proxy statement of the Company and the GENBAND Parties and a preliminary prospectus of NewCo, and the Company and the parties will file with the SEC other relevant documents concerning the proposed transaction. The Company will mail a definitive joint proxy statement/prospectus to the Company stockholders and the GENBAND Party equity holders. COMPANY STOCKHOLDERS AND GENBAND PARTY EQUITY HOLDERS ARE URGED TO READ THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT AND JOINT PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS REGARDING THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION AND ANY OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS FILED WITH THE SEC, AS WELL AS ANY AMENDMENTS OR SUPPLEMENTS TO THOSE DOCUMENTS, BECAUSE THEY CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION. Investors and security holders may obtain a free copy of the joint proxy statement/prospectus and other filings containing information about the Company at the SEC’s website at The joint proxy statement/prospectus and the other filings may also be obtained free of charge from the Company’s Investor Relations website ( or by requesting them from the Company corporate secretary at Sonus Networks,Inc., 4 Technology Park Drive, Westford, Massachusetts 01886, Attention: Corporate Secretary.

The Company, NewCo, the GENBAND Parties and certain of their respective directors and executive officers, under the SEC’s rules, may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies of the

Company’s stockholders in connection with the proposed transaction. Information about the directors and executive officers of (i)the Company and their ownership of Company common stock and (ii)the GENBAND Parties and their ownership of equity in the applicable GENBAND Party is set forth in the joint proxy statement/prospectus. Free copies of this document may be obtained as described in the preceding paragraph.


This communication shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. No offer of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section10 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.


Sonus Networks, Inc. (Sonus) is a provider of networked solutions for communications service providers (telecommunications, wireless and cable service providers) and enterprises. The Company’s products include session border controllers (SBCs), diameter signaling controllers (DSCs), policy/routing servers, network intelligence applications (VellOS), which is designed to network-wide security and other cloud network exchange services, media and signaling gateways and network analytics tools. Sonus helps communications service providers and enterprises hold the next generation of Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) and fourth generation/long term evolution (4G/LTE)-based solutions, including Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), video and Unified Communications (UC) through Internet Protocol (IP) networks. The Company’s product, the GSX9000 VoIP softswitch, provides a carrier-class IP telephony switch that supports the transition from circuit-switched to IP-based network communications.

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