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F5 Networks Reports Inducement Grants Under NASDAQ Listing Rule 5635(c)(4)

SEATTLE--F5 Networks, Inc. (“F5”) (NASDAQ:FFIV) today announced that on November 1, 2013, the company issued a total of 43,256 restricted stock units (“RSUs”) to 19 employees who joined F5 in connection with the company’s acquisition of Versafe Ltd., a provider of web anti-fraud, anti-phishing, and anti-malware solutions. This acquisition was completed on September 17, 2013. The RSUs were granted as inducements to employment in accordance with NASDAQ Listing Rule 5635(c)(4). The RSUs will vest 25 percent on November 1, 2014, and the remaining 75 percent will vest in equal quarterly installments over the following three-year period thereafter, subject to the employee’s continued service relationship with the company. The grants will be subject to the terms and conditions of the F5 Networks, Inc. Versafe Acquisition Equity Incentive Plan.

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