February 5 Proclaimed “F5 Day” in Seattle

  February 5 Proclaimed “F5 Day” in Seattle

  Seattle-based F5 Networks recognized for continued growth, innovation, and
                         commitment to the community

Business Wire

SEATTLE -- February 5, 2013

F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV), the global leader in Application Delivery
Networking, today welcomed Mayor Mike McGinn to its Seattle headquarters,
where he proclaimed that February 5, 2013, is “F5 Day” in Seattle. This
distinction follows the recent In Good Company recognition from the city,
commending F5 for its technology innovation, continued growth as an employer
in the region, and commitment to the community.

“I congratulate F5 on its success as a technology company and its role as one
of the leading high-tech employers in the region,” said McGinn. “F5 has a
great, positive impact in our city’s community and beyond.”

Founded in Seattle in 1996, F5 employs more than 3,125 people worldwide, with
nearly 1,200 based in Washington. F5 continues to be recognized as one of the
region’s premier employers. In fiscal year 2012, F5 recorded revenue of $1.38

“We are proud of our Seattle heritage and the positive impact F5 has had on
the region,” said John McAdam, President and CEO of F5. “As we celebrate F5
Day today, my thanks go out to our employees and partners around the globe for
their hard work and dedication. It’s an exciting time at F5, and we look
forward to continued success both locally and worldwide.”

Local Involvement: F5 Connects

Through the company’s employee-directed charitable giving program, F5
Connects, F5 employees support organizations within their local communities.
In Seattle, F5 has partnered with many organizations, including the Detlef
Schrempf Foundation, For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology
(FIRST) Robotics, and Swedish Medical Center.

“Partnering with F5 has allowed us to provide much needed support to
children’s charities in the Seattle area,” said Detlef Schrempf, Founder and
President of the Detlef Schrempf Foundation, and former NBA All-Star with the
Seattle SuperSonics. “F5 is a great example of an organization making a
positive impact in our community. We congratulate them on F5 Day in Seattle.”

“F5’s participation in Washington’s FIRST program is inspiring the next
generation of science and technology innovators,” said Michael Campbell,
Regional Director of Washington FIRST. “As longtime supporters of FIRST, F5’s
mentor teams have touched the lives of many future engineers and
technologists, encouraging them to explore the worlds of science and

“F5 has been remarkably generous and proactive with our programs for kids and
infants, helping us inaugurate and fund our annual holiday event for children
and their families who have received care at our facilities,” said Dan Dixon,
VP of External Affairs at Swedish Health Services. “F5 is the best kind of
business; they illustrate how to do well by doing good. We are a better
community with their presence.”

Additional Recognition

F5 and its executives have also been honored with recent leadership and
corporate awards, including:

  *John McAdam received Seattle Business magazine’s Lifetime Achievement
    Award in 2012, a silver in the Best in Biz Awards for 2012 Executive of
    the Year and a 100 percent employee approval rating for 2012 on
  *Jeff Christianson, EVP and General Counsel at F5, won the Puget Sound
    Business Journal’s 2012 award for Corporate Counsel of the Year at a Large
    Company and Seattle Business magazine’s 2013 Executive Excellence Award
    for General Counsels.
  *John Matthews, VP of Information Technology and CIO at F5, was named Puget
    Sound Business Journal’s Best CIO of a Public Company in 2012.
  *F5 has been ranked the #1 place to work in KING-TV/Evening Magazine’s Best
    of Western Washington Awards in 2010, 2011, and 2012.

F5 is actively hiring. Please visit F5’s careers page for information on
employment opportunities.

Additional Resources

  *Careers at F5
  *Life at F5
  *F5 Corporate History

About F5 Networks

F5 Networks (NASDAQ:FFIV) makes the connected world run better. F5 helps
organizations meet the demands and embrace the opportunities that come with
the relentless growth of voice, data, and video traffic, mobile workers, and
applications—in the data center, the network, and the cloud. The world’s
largest businesses, service providers, government entities, and consumer
brands rely on F5’s intelligent services framework to deliver and protect
their applications andservices while ensuring people stay connected. Learn
more at www.f5.com.

You can also follow @f5networks on Twitter or visit us on Facebook for more
information about F5, its partners, and technology. For a complete listing of
F5 community sites, please visit

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