Meru Networks Announces Board Leadership Appointments

  Meru Networks Announces Board Leadership Appointments

  Harold Copperman named Lead Director, Chuck Kissner named Chairman of the
  Nominating and Governance Committee and Barry Newman named Chairman of the
                               Audit Committee

Business Wire

SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- February 19, 2013

Meru Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:MERU), a leader in virtualized wireless LAN
solutions, today announced that three of its current board members had assumed
new leadership positions on the company’s board of directors and its
committees. Harold (Harry) Copperman, a member since 2010, has been named Lead
Director. Chuck Kissner, a member since 2011, has been named Chairman of the
Nominating and Governance Committee and Barry Newman, a member since 2006, has
been named Chairman of the Audit Committee.

“Harry, Chuck and Barry have served Meru well and are extremely well
positioned to help lead the company at this transformative time,” said William
Quigley, chairman of the board at Meru and managing director for Clearstone
Venture Partners. “We are extremely pleased that they have moved into these
roles, and Bami and I are excited about working with them toward achieving the
company’s strategic plan.”

Harold (Harry) Copperman is an independent venture capital and private equity
investor and was most recently president and chief executive officer at HDC
Ventures Inc. Prior to that, Copperman held executive positions at Digital
Equipment Corp., JWP Information Services, Commodore Business Machines Inc.,
Apple and IBM.

“I am pleased to be named lead director of the Meru board,” said Copperman.
“This will be a transformational year forthe companyand I am looking forward
to playing an important role in its continued growth and development.”

Chuck Kissner serves as chairman of Aviat Networks, where he previously served
as chief executive officer. Prior to that, he served as chairman and chief
executive officer of Stratex Networks and held executive positions at M/A-COM,
Inc., Aristacom International, Fujitsu Network Switching, Inc., and AT&T. He
serves on the board of ShoreTel, Inc., Rambus, Inc., and KQED Public Media and
was previously a director of SonicWALL, Inc.

Barry A. Newman has served as vice chairman of the technology group at Bear
Stearns, and held executive positions at Banc of America Securities,
Nationsbanc Montgomery Securities, Salomon Brothers, Salomon Smith Barney,
Anthem Partners and Odyssey Partners. He serves on the boards of StudyDog,
Inc., and CollabRx, Inc., is the managing director of Rutberg and Company,
L.L.C. and is the founder and chairman of the board of Erie Engineering
Products, Inc.

“The appointment of these experienced leaders to these positions on the Meru
board of directors is in keeping with our commitment to help bring new and
fresh perspectives to key leadership roles on the board and to rotate
responsibilities,” said Dr. Bami Bastani, president and chief executive
officer of Meru.

About Meru Networks

Meru Networks (NASDAQ: MERU) designs, develops, and distributes virtualized
wireless LAN solutions that provide enterprises with the performance,
reliability, predictability and operational simplicity of a wired network with
the advantages of mobility. Meru Networks eliminates the deficiencies of
multichannel, client-controlled architectures with its innovative,
single-channel, virtualized network architecture that easily handles device
density and diversity. Meru wireless LAN solutions are deployed in major
vertical industries including Fortune 500 businesses, education, hospitality,
healthcare and retail supply chain. Founded in 2002, Meru is headquartered in
Sunnyvale, Calif., with operations in North America, Europe, the Middle East
and Asia Pacific. Visit or call (408) 215-5300 for more

Forward-Looking Statements:

This news release contains forward-looking statements about Meru Networks
expectations, hopes, plans, intentions, or strategies, including, the
company’s belief that it sits at the beginning of a transformative year and
period of real change, opportunity and growth for the company, and that the
company is well positioned for what the company believes is a transformative
time. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, as
well as assumptions, which, if they do not fully materialize or prove
incorrect, could cause our results to differ materially from those expressed
or implied by such forward-looking statements. The risks and uncertainties
include those described in Meru Networks’ documents filed with or furnished to
the Securities and Exchange Commission. All forward-looking statements in this
news release are based on information available to Meru Networks as of the
date hereof. Meru Networks assumes no obligation to update these
forward-looking statements.

Meru Networks is a registered trademark of Meru Networks, Inc. All other
trademarks are the property of their respective owners.


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