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News May 27, 2015

Shearman & Sterling Advises Initial Purchasers on $500 Million Senior Notes Offering by Plantronics, Inc.

Shearman & Sterling represented Morgan Stanley & Co. LLC, Goldman, Sachs & Co., Deutsche Bank Securities Inc., Northland Securities, Inc., Raymond James & Associates, Inc., Roth Capital Partners, LLC and Sidoti & Company LLC as initial purchasers in connection with a $500 million issuance of 5.500% Senior Notes due 2023 by Plantronics, Inc.

The Shearman & Sterling team was led by partner Merritt Johnson (New York-Capital Markets) and associates Minsoo Kwon (New York-Capital Markets), Bob Xiong (New York-Capital Markets) and Daniel Yao (New York-Corporate). Other key members of the team included partners Beau Buffier (New York-Antitrust) and Patrick Robbins (San Francisco-Litigation); of counsel Danforth Newcomb (New York-Litigation); and associates Mark Pereira (New York-Intellectual Property Transactions), Laura Mulry (New York-Environmental), Judy Fisher (New York-Tax) and David Ling (New York-Compensation, Governance & ERISA).