Akamai Announces Executive Appointments

                   Akamai Announces Executive Appointments

PR Newswire

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Dec. 17, 2012

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Dec. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

  oRobert Hughes appointed President, Worldwide Operations
  oRick McConnell appointed President, Products and Development

Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKAM), the leading cloud platform for
helping enterprises provide secure, high-performing user experiences on any
device, anywhere, announced today two executive-level promotions. Effective
January 1, 2013, Robert (Bob) Hughes will become President, Worldwide
Operations, and Rick McConnell will become President, Products and
Development. Both are currently Akamai executive vice presidents and will
report to the company's new CEO, Tom Leighton, whose appointment was also
announced today.

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"We are very fortunate to have proven leaders with such outstanding track
records as Bob and Rick," said Dr. Leighton. "Their experience and expertise
will be invaluable as we work to grow our traditional businesses, innovate
rapidly in new areas, and strive to capitalize on emerging opportunities in
new markets. Under their leadership this year, Akamai has accelerated its
rate of product innovation, global expansion, customer support, and talent
acquisition."

Mr. Hughes has been with Akamai for 13 years and has been responsible for
global sales and services since 2003, and global marketing since 2005. Under
his management, Akamai yearly revenues have increased by a compounded rate of
28 percent from $161 million in 2003 to over $1 billion, and the Akamai sales,
services and marketing organization has grown to include 39 offices in 22
countries. As President, Worldwide Operations, Mr. Hughes will be responsible
for managing Akamai's day-to-day global business operations, including all
aspects of the Akamai customer experience, direct and indirect sales channels,
services and support functions, go-to-market strategy, branding, and human
resources.

Mr. McConnell joined Akamai in 2011 and has been instrumental in managing and
scaling the development, innovation, and productivity of Akamai's product
divisions. Under his leadership, Akamai has released market-leading solutions
in the areas of Web site and application acceleration, enterprise cloud, Web
security, mobility, and online media. Before joining Akamai, Mr. McConnell
served in a number of senior executive positions at Cisco Systems, including
Vice President and General Manager of the Unified Communications Business Unit
in Cisco's Voice Technology Group. His time at Cisco also included having led
strategy and operations for the company's $5 billion Communications and
Collaboration business. Previously, Mr. McConnell was CEO of a leading
provider of voice and web conferencing solutions. As President, Products and
Development, Mr. McConnell will be responsible for managing Akamai's product
divisions, including product engineering, and corporate development.

About Akamai
Akamai^® is the leading cloud platform for helping enterprises provide secure,
high-performing user experiences on any device, anywhere. At the core of the
Company's solutions is the Akamai Intelligent Platform™ providing extensive
reach, coupled with unmatched reliability, security, visibility and
expertise. Akamai removes the complexities of connecting the increasingly
mobile world, supporting 24/7 consumer demand, and enabling enterprises to
securely leverage the cloud. To learn more about how Akamai is accelerating
the pace of innovation in a hyperconnected world, please visit www.akamai.com
or blogs.akamai.com, and follow @Akamai on Twitter.

Contacts:
Jeff Young                       Natalie Temple
Media Relations     --or--  Investor Relations
617-444-3913                      617-444-3635
jyoung@akamai.com               ntemple@akamai.com

SOURCE Akamai Technologies, Inc.

Website: http://www.akamai.com
 
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