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F5 Names Kristen Roby Dimlow as New EVP of Human Resources

Business leader with experience at Microsoft, Disney, and General Electric to lead global HR team

SEATTLE – F5 Networks (NASDAQ: FFIV) today announced the hire of Kristen Roby Dimlow to lead its global Human Resources organization. As an Executive Vice President, reporting to the CEO, Roby Dimlow is responsible for overseeing the company’s human capital management strategy, partnering with business leaders around the world to develop talent and to foster a culture of collaboration and innovation that will drive sustainable business growth.

“As F5 has grown to more than 4,000 people globally, we continue to deliver world class products and services while cultivating our unique corporate culture,” said John McAdam, President and CEO, F5 Networks. “We are thrilled to appoint someone of Kristen’s experience and expertise to head our global HR functions during this next phase of F5’s evolution. Her leadership will be invaluable in making sure we attract, develop and retain the best talent in the industry, while at the same time maintain our core values and culture.”

Roby Dimlow brings nearly 30 years of experience in global business, human resources, staffing, finance, strategy, planning, operations, and project management. Prior to joining F5, she worked at Microsoft for 18 years, most recently as the Human Resources General Manager for the Microsoft Devices Group. Before this role, she held a number of Microsoft HR leadership roles including responsibility for the Online Services Division, the Platforms and Services Division, Windows and Core Operating Systems Divisions and led Microsoft’s University Staffing function. While at Microsoft, Roby Dimlow also held finance leadership roles, including: Senior Director Xbox Finance, Windows Client & Server Controller, and Office Controller.

Before joining Microsoft, Roby Dimlow worked for nine years at the Walt Disney Studios, most recently as Vice President of Finance for the Disney TeleVentures group. She began her career as a financial analyst with General Electric, and holds a BBA from the College of William and Mary.

“It’s an honor to join F5. The company is a leader in application delivery, and is poised for further success in new markets like security, cloud, and mobility. F5 also has a fantastic corporate culture. This is evidenced by the company’s recent inclusion on the Glassdoor Employee’s Choice Awards as a best place to work,” said Roby Dimlow. “I look forward to partnering with the leadership team at F5 to maintain our culture while achieving our business goals through our great people.”

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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