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F5 Appoints Larry Zhang as Director of Systems Engineering for the Greater China Region

Hong Kong, November 3, 2015 — F5 Networks (NASDAQ: FFIV), the leading Application Delivery solution provider recently announced the appointment of Larry Zhang as Director of Systems Engineering for the Greater China region. Based in Shanghai, Zhang will be responsible for overseeing the technical teams across mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan to steer the development and delivery of F5 solutions in Greater China region. Zhang will report directly to Mohan Veloo, Vice President, Systems Engineering, Asia Pacific. Meanwhile, he will closely collaborate with Jerry Huang, Managing Director of Sales, Greater China region, to outline the strategy for F5’s technical expansion in the region.

“With the increasingly active economic and IT exchange across the mainland, Taiwan and Hong Kong, F5 has been strengthening the integration of its management in Greater China region which will be transformed into the key strategic region for F5’s global expansion. Equipped with rich experience and vigorous leadership, Larry will manage the technical teams to drive our leading technologies among the existing and potential customers, enabling users to truly benefit from the application delivery technologies. At the same time, we are looking forward to witnessing Larry’s excellent creativity deployed in the technical staff team building as well as the engagement strategy among partners and customer engineers to establish a healthy solution development ecosystem”, said Huang.

“F5 has such a spectacular history in the application delivery networking industry with innovative solutions. And today the solutions of F5 have truly become indispensable elements for strategic IT deployment in Greater China region as well as in global scale. I feel honored in joining the team and look forward to closely collaborating and engaging with engineering experts of F5 and other relevant parties to understand and discover the unique technology demands of Greater China customers from a technical perspective. Ultimately we hope to truly localize the leading technology of F5 and to enable the Greater China technical team to firmly bridge the F5 headquarter and our local customers”, said Zhang.

Zhang has extensive years of experience in managing technical teams in the Greater China region. Prior to joining F5, Zhang was the Director of Systems Engineering in Greater China of VMware and has successfully deployed the virtualized technology promotional strategy in the region. In addition, Zhang has published tens of IT specialized professional papers in a variety of industry journals, with topics involving cloud computing infrastructure and security, CMM certification, disaster recovery infrastructure, virtualization and compliance. Zhang also served as the committee member of China National Disaster Recovery Expert Committee and the Expert to Foreknow Key Technology Trend for Shanghai Government from 2010 to 2011. He graduated from the Shanghai Jiao Tong University with a Master’s degree and also owns an industrialized patent.

About F5

F5 (NASDAQ: FFIV) provides solutions for an application world. F5 helps organisations seamlessly scale cloud, data centre, 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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