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F5 Appoints Jerry Huang to Spearhead Market Leadership across Greater China

Hong Kong, March 10, 2015F5 Networks (NASDAQ: FFIV) today announced the appointment of Jerry Huang as Managing Director, Sales, for the Greater China region. Huang, who is based in Shanghai, will be responsible for charting growth and increase the company’s market leadership in Hong Kong, Taiwan and China. Reporting to Emmanuel Bonnassie, Senior Vice President of Sales for Asia Pacific region, he will also be instrumental in spearheading the company’s footprint in the Banking, Financial Services and Insurance and Enterprise vertical market segments.  

“The market for application delivery services is constantly evolving. We are seeing an exponential proliferation of apps, transformation of architectural infrastructure, and an increasing need to optimize resources as enterprises across the Asia Pacific region move to the cloud. Combining China, Hong Kong and Taiwan into the Greater China region will allow us to better position our solutions and leverage similarities in these markets. The Greater China region is a rapidly growing market for F5 and in Jerry’s new role, he is well positioned to drive our market leadership”, said Bonnassie.

“F5 has experienced superior growth in Hong Kong and China over the last three years with continued growth in Taiwan, the company has excellent market reputation and technology excellence”, said Huang. “This is an extremely exciting time to join F5, I am very eager to contribute to its success in the application delivery market and expanding business opportunities in Greater China and APAC as a whole”.

Huang previously served as Greater China President of Siemens Enterprise Communication (now known as Unify). His areas of expertise include focus on top-talent personnel management, business productivity, transforming go-to market strategies, as well as enhancing customer and partner satisfaction. Prior to Siemens Enterprise, he also worked for Avaya and Nortel for 14 years, managing APAC integration efforts and the Greater China region’s enterprise business.

About F5

F5 (NASDAQ: FFIV) provides solutions for an application world. F5 helps organizations seamlessly scale cloud, data center, telecommunications, and software defined networking (SDN) deployments to successfully deliver applications and services to anyone, anywhere, at any time. F5 solutions broaden the reach of IT through an open, extensible framework and a rich partner ecosystem of leading technology and orchestration vendors. This approach lets customers pursue the infrastructure model that best fits their needs over time. The world’s largest businesses, service providers, government entities, and consumer brands rely on F5 to stay ahead of cloud, security, and mobility trends. For more information, go to f5.com.

 

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