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PLANTRONICS, INC

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PLANTRONICS, INC

    PLANTRONICS, INC. (“COMPANY”)

    WHISTLEBLOWER POLICY

    (As adopted on April 2, 2004)

    As a public company, the integrity of Plantronics' financial information is paramount. Plantronics' financial information guides the decisions of the Board of Directors of Plantronics and is relied upon by our stockholders and the financial markets. Plantronics' policies and practices were developed as a guide to our legal and ethical responsibilities to achieve and maintain the highest business standards.

    For these reasons, we must maintain a workplace where employees, who reasonably believe that they are aware of questionable accounting, internal accounting controls or auditing matters or the reporting of fraudulent financial information to our stockholders, the government or the financial markets, can raise these concerns free of any harassment, discrimination or retaliation. Therefore, it is the policy of Plantronics to encourage these employees to report those concerns to the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors of Plantronics by sending an email to general.counsel@plantronics.com or a letter (which

    may be anonymous, at the discretion of the employee) to the Chair of the Audit Committee at the following address:

    Audit Committee Chair c/o Corporate Secretary

    Plantronics, Inc.

    345 Encinal Street

    Santa Cruz, CA 95060

    You may also report the matter on a confidential (and, at your choice, anonymous) basis through Ethicspoint by going to their website http://www.ethicspoint.com or by calling

    Ethicspoint toll-free at 1(800) 499-8621 from the United States. If you are calling from outside the United States, please refer to Appendix A of the Plantronics Whistleblower Policy for a listing of toll-free numbers for other countries.

    You may also use Ethicspoint to anonymously and confidentially report conflicts of interest, fraud, harassment, policy violations, environmental violations, substance abuse, theft and workplace violence.

    The identity of the employee reporting such concerns will be kept confidential to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, rule or regulation. All reports will be taken seriously and will be promptly investigated. The specific action taken in any particular case depends on the nature and gravity of the conduct or circumstances reported and the quality of the information provided. Where questionable accounting, internal accounting controls or auditing matters or the reporting of fraudulent financial information are reported and after investigation proves to be true, such matters will be corrected and, if appropriate, the persons responsible will be disciplined.

    Reporting and Investigation

    If you believe that you have been subject to discrimination, retaliation, or harassment for having made a report under this policy, you must immediately report those facts to the Legal Department of Plantronics or the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors of Plantronics. It is imperative that you bring the matter(s) to Plantronics' attention promptly so that any concern of discrimination, retaliation or harassment can be investigated and addressed promptly and appropriately.

     All complaints under this policy will be promptly and thoroughly investigated, and all information disclosed during the course of the investigation will remain confidential, except as necessary to conduct the investigation and take any remedial action, in accordance with applicable law. All employees and supervisors have a duty to cooperate in the investigation of reports of any conduct covered by this policy. In addition, an employee will be subject to disciplinary action, which may include the termination of his or her employment, if the employee fails to cooperate in an investigation, or deliberately provides false information during an investigation. If, at the conclusion of its investigation, Plantronics determines that a violation of Plantronics' policy has occurred, Plantronics will take remedial action commensurate with the severity of the offense. This action may include disciplinary action against the accused party, up to and including termination. Appropriate legal action may also be undertaken. Reasonable and necessary steps will also be taken to prevent any further violations of Plantronics' policy. Discrimination, Retaliation or Harassment

    Plantronics strictly prohibits any discrimination, retaliation or harassment against any person who reports incidents of questionable accounting, internal accounting controls or auditing matters or the reporting of fraudulent financial information based on the person's reasonable belief that such misconduct occurred. Plantronics also strictly prohibits any discrimination, retaliation or harassment against any person who participates in an investigation of such complaints.

     Any complaint that any managers, supervisors, or employees are involved in discrimination, retaliation or harassment related to the reporting or investigation of questionable accounting, internal accounting controls or auditing matters or the reporting of fraudulent financial information will be promptly and thoroughly investigated in accordance with Plantronics' investigation procedures. If a complaint of discrimination, retaliation or harassment is substantiated, appropriate disciplinary action, up to and including termination, will be taken. Appropriate legal action may also be undertaken. Additional Enforcement Information

    In addition to Plantronics' internal complaint procedure, employees should also be aware that certain federal and state law enforcement agencies are authorized to review legal compliance, including questionable accounting, internal accounting controls or auditing matters or the reporting of fraudulent financial information. Plantronics' policies and practices have been developed as a guide to our legal and ethical responsibilities to achieve and maintain the highest business standards. Conduct that violates Plantronics'

    policies will be viewed as unacceptable under the terms of employment at Plantronics. Certain violations of Plantronics' policies and practices could even subject Plantronics and/or the individual employee(s) involved to civil and/or criminal penalties. Before issues or behavior can rise to that level, employees are encouraged to report questionable accounting, internal accounting controls or auditing matters or the reporting of fraudulent financial information or discrimination, retaliation or harassment related to such reports. Nothing in this policy is intended to prevent an employee from reporting information to the appropriate agency when the employee has reasonable cause to believe that the violation of a federal or state statute or regulation has occurred.

    Modification

    Plantronics can modify this policy unilaterally at any time without notice. Modification may be necessary, among other reasons, to maintain compliance with state and federal regulations or the rules and regulations of the NYSE and/or to accommodate organizational changes within the company.

    Please sign the acknowledgment form below and return it to Human Resources. This will let Plantronics know that you have received the Whistleblower Policy and are aware of Plantronics’ commitment to a work environment free of retaliation for disclosure or reporting of questionable accounting, internal accounting controls or auditing matters or the reporting of fraudulent financial information.

ACKNOWLEDGMENT AND AGREEMENT REGARDING PLANTRONICS

    FINANCIAL INFORMATION INTEGRITY POLICY

    This is to acknowledge that I have received a copy of Plantronics’ Whistleblower

    Policy and understand that it is the policy of Plantronics that there be no discrimination or harassment against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of such disclosure. I understand that Plantronics is committed to a work environment free of discrimination, retaliation or harassment for employees who have raised concerns regarding questionable accounting, internal accounting controls or auditing matters or the reporting of fraudulent financial information and that Plantronics specifically prohibits retaliation whenever an employee or applicant makes a good faith report regarding such concerns. Accordingly, I specifically agree that to the extent I have concerns that I reasonably believe to be related to questionable accounting, internal accounting controls or auditing matters or the reporting of fraudulent financial information, I will immediately report such conduct to the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors of Plantronics by sending an email to general.counsel@plantronics.com or a letter (which

may be anonymous, at the discretion of the employee) to the Chair of the Audit

    Committee at the following address:

    Audit Committee Chair c/o Corporate Secretary

     Plantronics, Inc.

     345 Encinal Street

     Santa Cruz, CA 95060

    I may also report the matter on a confidential (and, at my choice, anonymous) basis

    through Ethicspoint by going to their website http://www.ethicspoint.com or by calling

    Ethicspoint toll-free at 1(800)499-8621 from the United States. If I am calling from

    outside the United States, I may refer to Appendix A of the Plantronics Whistleblower

    Policy for a listing of toll-free numbers for other countries.

    I may also use Ethicspoint to anonymously and confidentially report conflicts of interest,

    fraud, harassment, policy violations, environmental violations, substance abuse, theft and

    workplace violence.

    I understand and agree that to the extent I do not use the grievance procedures outlined herein or in Plantronics’ Whistleblower Policy, Plantronics and its officers and

    directors shall have the right to presume and rely on the fact that I have no knowledge or

    concern of any such information or conduct.

    Employee’s Signature

    Employee’s Name (printed) Date

    APPENDIX A

    Country ASIT (Int'l Access #) Australia 1800-007-643 Belgium 0800-78751 Bermuda 1-866-737-6850 Brazil 0800-891-3958 Cayman Islands 1-866-737-6850 Denmark 80-881569 Finland 0800-1-14945 France 0800-90-4683 Germany 0800-180-0707 Hong Kong 800-933254 Hungary 06-800-15931 Indonesia 001-803-1-009-8084 Ireland 1800-481090 Italy 800-786541 Japan/J5 0044-22-11-2505 Japan/JP 00531-11-4888 Japan/TL 0034-800-900033 Korea/K2 00308-110-480 Korea/KO 00798-1-1-099-8084 Malaysia 1-800-80-8717 Mexico/M1 001-866-737-6850 Mexico/M2 001-866-737-6850 Mexico/M3 001-866-737-6850 Mexico/M4 001-866-737-6850 Mexico/M5 001-866-737-6850 Netherlands 0800-022-6570 Norway 800-16254 Philippines 1-800-1-111-0003 Portugal 800-8-11326 Singapore 800-110-1428 South Africa 0800-99-0458 Spain 900-97-1280 Sweden 020-793699 Thailand 001-800-11-009-8084 United Kingdom 0800-032-3687

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