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Computerworld Honors Program Appoints F5's John McAdam to Its Prestigious Chairmen's Committee

Comprised of an Elite Group of the World's Top 100 Technology Executives, the Chairmen's Committee Recognizes the Achievements of Organizations' Innovative IT Deployments that Improve Society

F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV), the global leader in Application Delivery Networking, today announced that its President and CEO, John McAdam, has been appointed to the Computerworld Honors Program Chairmen's Committee. The Program, which brings together 100 Chairmen/CEOs of the world's foremost IT companies, is designed to acknowledge organizations' innovative use of technology that promote positive economic, social and educational change. As part of the Chairmen's Committee, McAdam will help to identify the organizations whose use of information technology has been especially noteworthy for the originality of its conception, the breadth of its vision and the significance of its benefit to society.

"Information technology continues to be a critical component of our business and personal lives and produces a positive impact on our world that often isn't visible or evident to us," said John McAdam, President and CEO of F5 Networks. "The Computerworld Honors Program helps uncover some of the world's most outstanding user achievements in IT that truly deliver benefits to society and I'm pleased to be a part of this effort."

The Computerworld Honors Program unites Chairmen and CEOs of the world's foremost information technology companies to recognize the most outstanding user achievements in technology each year. The process culminates with an awards ceremony, which will take place on June 5, 2006 in Washington, D.C., with a guest list that represents a who's who in IT. The technology achievements honored by this program are preserved and protected in national archives, and in over 100 universities, museums and research institutions throughout the world.

"The Chairmen's Committee is comprised of the strongest in innovative leadership the IT industry has to offer," said Bob Carrigan, Chairman, The Computerworld Honors Program Chairmen's Committee and President of IDG Communications. "Mr. McAdam's solid background and known leadership ability makes him an ideal candidate to serve on the committee."

About the Computerworld Honors Program

Founded by International Data Group (IDG) in 1988, and governed by the Computerworld Information Technology Awards Foundation, a Massachusetts not-for-profit corporation, the Computerworld Honors Program searches for and recognizes individuals and organizations who have demonstrated vision and leadership as they strive to use in innovative ways across 10 categories. Each year, the Computerworld Honors Chairmen's Committee nominates organizations that are using information technology to improve society for inclusion in the Computerworld Honors Online Archives and the Collections of Global Archives. The Global Archives represents the 100-plus institutions from more than 30 countries that include the Computerworld Honors Collection in their archives and libraries. Now in its 18th year, the Computerworld Honors Program is the industry's leading global IT awards program.

About F5 Networks

F5 Networks is the global leader in Application Delivery Networking. F5 provides solutions that make applications secure, fast, and available for everyone, helping organizations get the most out of their investment. By adding intelligence and manageability into the network to offload applications, F5 optimizes applications and allows them to work faster and consume fewer resources. F5's extensible architecture intelligently integrates application optimization, protects the application and the network, and delivers application reliability - all on one universal platform. The company is headquartered in Seattle, Washington with offices worldwide. Additional information about F5 is available on the company's website ( and in its SEC filings.

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