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F5 Networks Tops Four Categories in NWjobs' Annual 'People's Picks' Awards

F5 recognized as Best Large Company and Best High-Tech Company; Tops list for Coolest Office Space and Most Unusual Perks in online survey sponsored by the Seattle Times and Seattle Post-Intelligencer
F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ: FFIV), the global leader in Application Delivery Networking, today announced that it was named winner of four categories in the annual People's Picks awards, sponsored by NWjobs, the online job listing service of the Puget Sound area's two major newspapers, the Seattle Times and Seattle Post-Intelligencer. F5 captured the region's top spot in these categories: Best Large Company in Seattle, Best High-Tech Company, Coolest Office Space, and Most Unusual Perks.

According to NWjobs, "Though F5 is large, workers say it feels like a small company, in a good way." A quote from an F5 employee in NWjobs' award announcement speaks to this as well: "Despite the size of our workforce, I've always felt really personally appreciated." NWjobs also praised the company's talented and motivated workforce, noting "F5 is that rare thing: a high-tech company that survived the dot-com bust in style." In addition to winning the aforementioned categories, F5 was also named a finalist for Best Benefits, Most Laid-Back Atmosphere, Best Office Party, Most Eco-Friendly; and Most Family Friendly.

"We are proud to be among the region's top employers," said John McAdam, President and CEO of F5. "The F5 team has always worked hard to distinguish the company with unique and innovative employee programs. Building on last year's NWjobs recognition in the Best Large Corporation, Best View, Most Unusual Perks, and Best Commute Program categories, it's gratifying to see that we're consistently singled out as a great place to work-both internally, and by people outside the company."

The polling was conducted from September 21-October 21, 2007. Visitors to NWjobs were invited to vote their preferences for the best employers in the region, selecting from more than 20 unique categories, including those such as Best Small Company, Best Start-Up, and Most Pet Friendly. The winners in each category are featured on the NWjobs People's Picks main page at marketplace.nwsource.com/job/peoplespicks/2007/index.cfm, as well as the individual category pages.

About F5 Networks

F5 Networks is the global leader in Application Delivery Networking. F5 provides solutions that make applications secure, fast and available for everyone, helping organizations get the most out of their investment. By adding intelligence and manageability into the network to offload applications, F5 optimizes applications and allows them to work faster and consume fewer resources. F5's extensible architecture intelligently integrates application optimization, protects the application and the network, and delivers application reliability-all on one universal platform. Over 16,000 organizations and service providers worldwide trust F5 to keep their applications running. The company is headquartered in Seattle, Washington with offices worldwide. For more information, go to www.f5.com.

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