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Press release from Business Wire

Governor Deval Patrick to Tour Acme Packet

<p class='bwalignc'> <b>One of Massachusetts' best-performing public companies</b> <b>announces expansion of global headquarters</b> </p>

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Governor Deval Patrick to Tour Acme Packet08:30 EDT Wednesday, May 18, 2011 BEDFORD, Mass. (Business Wire) -- Acme Packet® (NASDAQ: APKT), the leader in session delivery network solutions, today announced Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick will join Acme Packet founder, president and CEO Andy Ory at the company's Bedford, Mass. worldwide headquarters tomorrow morning to celebrate Acme Packet's expansion plans. The news underscores Acme Packet's continued growth as a major contributor to Massachusetts' technology leadership and economic development. The Governor will address Acme Packet employees following an 11:00 a.m. tour of the Bedford headquarters that will include its manufacturing and R&D facilities. Members of the media are cordially invited to attend the tour and the event following. Please contact Randy Wambold to RSVP, or with questions or for further information, at acmepacket@chenpr.com or 617/943-6476.         Who:       Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick Acme Packet President and CEO Andy Ory   What: Event to celebrate Acme Packet's expansion plans and continued growth When: Thursday, May 19. Tour of facility at 11:00 a.m.; brief remarks to follow. Where: Acme Packet headquarters, 100 Crosby Dr., Bedford, Mass. Contact: Randy Wambold, acmepacket@chenpr.com, 617/943-6476 Acme Packet was founded in Massachusetts in 2000. Since then, the company has established itself as one of Massachusetts' most dramatic success stories. Acme Packet completed its initial public offering in October 2006 and today has a market capitalization of approximately $5 billion. In 2010, its stock delivered the best performance of any NASDAQ-listed company with a market capitalization above $1 billion and the best performance of any Massachusetts-based public company. Acme Packet was named “2010 Public Company of the Year” by the Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council. About Acme Packet Acme Packet (NASDAQ: APKT), the leader in session delivery network solutions, enables the trusted, first-class delivery of next-generation voice, data and unified communications services and applications across IP networks. Our Net-Net product family fulfills demanding security, service assurance and regulatory requirements in service provider, enterprise and contact center networks. Based in Bedford, Massachusetts, Acme Packet designs and manufactures its products in the USA, selling them through over 140 reseller partners worldwide. More than 1,350 customers in 105 countries have deployed over 12,000 Acme Packet systems, including 90 of the top 100 service providers and 32 of the Fortune 100. For more information visit www.acmepacket.com. Acme Packet Safe Harbor Statement Statements contained herein that are not historical fact may be forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Such forward-looking statements may relate, among other things, to our position in the session border control market, our expected financial and operating results, our ability to establish and maintain intellectual property rights, our ability to build and grow Acme Packet, the benefits and advantages of our products, including any enhancements or new features, services and programs, and our ability to achieve our goals, plans and objectives. Such forward-looking statements do not constitute guarantees of future performance and are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those anticipated. These include, but are not limited to: difficulties in growing our customer base, difficulties leveraging market opportunities, difficulties providing solutions that meet the needs of customers, poor product sales, long sales cycles, difficulty developing new products, difficulty in relationships with vendors and partners, higher risk in international operations, difficulty managing rapid growth, and increased competition. Additional factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected or suggested in any forward-looking statements are contained in our recent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including those factors discussed under the caption “Risk Factors” in such filings. Media and Industry Analysts:CHEN PRRandy Wambold, +1-781-672-3119acmepacket@chenpr.comorInvestor Relations:Acme PacketBrian Norris, +1-781-328-4790bnorris@acmepacket.com