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F5 Names John DiLullo as New Head of Worldwide Sales

Business leader with decades of experience at Aruba Networks, Avaya Communications, and Cisco Systems to lead global sales and account management team

SEATTLE – F5 Networks (NASDAQ: FFIV) today announced the hire of John DiLullo to lead its global sales organization. As an Executive Vice President reporting to the CEO, DiLullo is responsible for overseeing the company’s sales and channel strategy as F5 further expands into the growth areas of application security, service provider solutions, and cloud application deployment. DiLullo will start on Monday, August 31, and be based in F5’s Seattle headquarters.

“F5 has grown far beyond its hardware roots into a company delivering hybrid application services on-premises, in the cloud, and as a service,” said Manny Rivelo, President and CEO of F5 Networks. “Our biggest growth opportunities are still ahead of us. We are excited to have someone with John’s experience in market expansion, channel management, and global networking sales join the team. With John’s leadership, we will continue to evolve our sales force to better serve our customers’ needs while maintaining the level of great service they’ve come to expect from F5.”

DiLullo brings to F5 over 25 years of experience in global business, sales, market and channel development, operations, and team management. Prior to joining F5, he ran the Worldwide Sales and Services team at Aruba Networks, through their acquisition by Hewlett-Packard. Before this role, he served Avaya Communications in three progressive General Manager roles—first as President of Asia-Pacific, then Latin America & Canada, and ultimately the entire Americas Theater.

Before joining Avaya, DiLullo spent seven years at Cisco Systems, most recently as Vice President of Channels, and three years at SonicWALL as Vice President of Sales, Channels and Field Operations. He holds a B.S. from Villanova University and was a Fellow and Ph.D. candidate at Stanford University.

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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