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F5 Appoints Jerry Huang to Spearhead Market Leadership across Greater China

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Nathan Misner
Sr. Director of Global Communications
F5 Networks
(206) 272-7494
n.misner@F5.com

Holly Lancaster
WE Communications
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Hong Kong, March 10, 2015 — F5 Networks (NASDAQ: FFIV) today announced the appointment of Jerry Huang as Managing Director, Sales, for the Greater China region. Huang, who is based in Shanghai, will be responsible for charting growth and increase the company’s market leadership in Hong Kong, Taiwan and China. Reporting to Emmanuel Bonnassie, Senior Vice President of Sales for Asia Pacific region, he will also be instrumental in spearheading the company’s footprint in the Banking, Financial Services and Insurance and Enterprise vertical market segments.  

“The market for application delivery services is constantly evolving. We are seeing an exponential proliferation of apps, transformation of architectural infrastructure, and an increasing need to optimize resources as enterprises across the Asia Pacific region move to the cloud. Combining China, Hong Kong and Taiwan into the Greater China region will allow us to better position our solutions and leverage similarities in these markets. The Greater China region is a rapidly growing market for F5 and in Jerry’s new role, he is well positioned to drive our market leadership”, said Bonnassie.

“F5 has experienced superior growth in Hong Kong and China over the last three years with continued growth in Taiwan, the company has excellent market reputation and technology excellence”, said Huang. “This is an extremely exciting time to join F5, I am very eager to contribute to its success in the application delivery market and expanding business opportunities in Greater China and APAC as a whole”.

Huang previously served as Greater China President of Siemens Enterprise Communication (now known as Unify). His areas of expertise include focus on top-talent personnel management, business productivity, transforming go-to market strategies, as well as enhancing customer and partner satisfaction. Prior to Siemens Enterprise, he also worked for Avaya and Nortel for 14 years, managing APAC integration efforts and the Greater China region’s enterprise business.

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F5 (NASDAQ: FFIV) makes apps go faster, smarter, and safer for the world’s largest businesses, service providers, governments, and consumer brands. F5 delivers cloud and security solutions that enable organizations to embrace the application infrastructure they choose without sacrificing speed and control. For more information, go to f5.com. You can also follow @f5networks on Twitter or visit us on LinkedIn and Facebook for more information about F5, its partners, and technologies.

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