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F5 Networks Announces New Executive Officer

F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV) today announced that Manny Rivelo has joined F5 Networks as Senior Vice President, Security and Strategic Solutions. Mr. Rivelo will report to F5’s president and chief executive officer, John McAdam. He joins F5 after a 19 year career at Cisco Systems, Inc., where he most recently served as Senior Vice President – Engineering Operations and Systems.

"We are very pleased to have Manny on our team here at F5," said McAdam. "He brings to F5 a strong track record of success, a keen business sense, deep engineering and operations experience, and a customer focused mindset. I'm confident that Manny will help accelerate F5’s expansion in the security market and take advantage of the many new strategic opportunities we are encountering, leveraging the success of our core ADC market solutions."

Mr. Rivelo's managerial career spans over 25 years in product engineering, operations, field engineering sales and IT. He serves on the board of directors of Apollo Group, Inc., one of the world's largest private education providers. He holds a bachelor's and master's degree in Electrical Engineering from the Stevens Institute of Technology.

About F5 Networks

F5 Networks, Inc., the global leader in Application Delivery Networking (ADN), helps the world’s largest enterprises and service providers realize the full value of virtualization, cloud computing, and on-demand IT. F5® solutions help integrate disparate technologies to provide greater control of the infrastructure, improve application delivery and data management, and give users seamless, secure, and accelerated access to applications from their corporate desktops and smart devices. An open architectural framework enables F5 customers to apply business policies at “strategic points of control” across the IT infrastructure and into the public cloud. F5 products give customers the agility they need to align IT with changing business conditions, deploy scalable solutions on demand, and manage mobile access to data and services. Enterprises, service and cloud providers, and leading online companies worldwide rely on F5 to optimize their IT investments and drive business forward. For more information, go to www.f5.com.

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About F5

F5 (NASDAQ: FFIV) provides solutions for an application world. F5 helps organizations seamlessly scale cloud, data center, and software defined networking (SDN) deployments to successfully deliver applications 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 data center 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 .

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F5, BIG-IP, Access Policy Manager, Global Traffic Manager, and Software Defined Application Services are trademarks or service marks of F5 Networks, Inc., in the U.S. and other countries. All other product and company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

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