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Emulex's John Alfieri Recognized for Second Consecutive Year as UBM Tech Channel CRN Channel Chief



   Emulex's John Alfieri Recognized for Second Consecutive Year as UBM Tech
                          Channel CRN Channel Chief

PR Newswire

COSTA MESA, Calif., Feb. 19, 2013

COSTA MESA, Calif., Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Emulex Corporation
(NYSE:ELX) today announced that John Alfieri, Emulex vice president, Americas
channel sales, has been named one of UBM Tech Channel's 2013 Channel Chiefs
for the second straight year. This prestigious list of the most influential
and powerful leaders in the IT channel recognizes executives that are directly
responsible for driving channel sales and growth within their organization,
while evangelizing and defending the importance of the channel throughout the
entire IT industry.

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The Emulex Connect Partner Program™, a 2012 CRN Five Star Partner Program
winner, aims to help Emulex's channel partners and Value Added Resellers
(VARs) maximize revenue and gross margins with industry-leading I/O
connectivity solutions for contemporary applications like big data management
and evolving high performance computing (HPC) applications that require high
bandwidth and low latency. These products include Emulex's latest LightPulse®
16Gb Fibre Channel (16GFC) Host Bus Adapters (HBAs) and Emulex OneConnect®
Network Xceleration™ (NX) solutions. The program offers partner-specific
content, Emulex Expert™ online technical and sales training certifications,
bigger SPIFs, faster claims and higher profit margins. It also includes an
interactive and innovative community ecosystem to foster independent
discussions around the transition to emerging technologies and platforms.

"One of Emulex's key goals is to ensure our partners' success by helping them
connect technology to market trends and translate our product leadership into
their revenue gains," said Jeff Hoogenboom, senior vice president of worldwide
sales, Emulex. "John's appointment yet again as a CRN Channel Chief speaks to
his guidance and stewardship of the Emulex Connect Partner Program, which has
quickly developed into one of the premier programs in the industry and is
helping our partners – and end users – develop and deploy the latest high
performance I/O connectivity and management solutions to power their cloud,
big data, virtualization and HPC environments."

For more than ten years, Channel Chiefs were selected by the CRN editorial
team based on channel experience, program innovations, channel-driven revenue,
and public support for the importance of IT Channel Sales.

"The 2013 Channel Chiefs list recognizes vendor executives dedicated to
driving channel programs in the IT marketplace," said Kelley Damore, Senior
Vice President, Editorial Director, CRN. "Our annual Channel Chiefs issue is a
must-read for IT solution providers evaluating new vendors or looking to
expand solution offerings. These are the people, the products and the programs
that any savvy solution provider needs to know. We congratulate this year's
Channel Chiefs for their stellar record of business innovation and applaud
them for their continued dedication to the partner community."

Selected by CRN's editorial staff, the 2013 Channel Chiefs list is featured in
the 2/25/13 issue of CRN Magazine and will be featured online at www.crn.com.

Follow Emulex on Twitter.

About Emulex 
Emulex, the leader in converged networking solutions, provides
enterprise-class connectivity for servers, networks and storage devices within
the data center. The Company's product portfolio of Fibre Channel host bus
adapters, network interface cards, converged network adapters, controllers,
embedded bridges and switches, and connectivity management software are
proven, tested and trusted by the world's largest and most demanding IT
environments. Emulex solutions are used and offered by the industry's leading
server and storage OEMs including, Cisco, Dell, EMC, Fujitsu, Hitachi, Hitachi
Data Systems, HP, Huawei, IBM, NEC, NetApp and Oracle. Emulex is headquartered
in Costa Mesa, Calif., and has offices and research facilities in North
America, Asia and Europe. More information about Emulex (NYSE:ELX) is
available at www.Emulex.com.

About UBM Tech Channel (www.ubmchannel.com) 
UBM Tech Channel, a UBM company, is the premier provider of IT channel-focused
events, media, research, consulting, and sales and marketing services. With
over 30 years of experience and engagement, UBM Tech Channel has the unmatched
channel expertise to execute integrated solutions for technology executives
managing partner recruitment, enablement and go-to-market strategy in order to
accelerate technology sales. To learn more about UBM Tech Channel, visit us
at: www.ubmchannel.com.

Emulex Safe Harbor Statement
"Safe Harbor'' Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of
1995: With the exception of historical information, the statements set forth
above contain forward-looking statements that involve risk and uncertainties.
We expressly disclaim any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any
updates or changes to these forward-looking statements that may be made to
reflect any future events or circumstances. We wish to caution readers that a
number of important factors could cause actual results to differ materially
from those in the forward-looking statements. These factors include the
possibility that the proposed acquisition of Endace Limited (Endace) is not
completed on a timely basis or at all, the effects of the proposed acquisition
of Endace, including our ability to realize the anticipated benefits of the
potential acquisition of Endace on a timely basis or at all, and our ability
to integrate the technology, operations and personnel of Endace into our
existing operations in a timely and efficient manner. In addition,
intellectual property claims, with or without merit, that could result in
costly litigation, cause product shipment delays, require us to indemnify
customers, or require us to enter into royalty or licensing agreements, which
may or may not be available. Furthermore, we have in the past obtained, and
may be required in the future to obtain, licenses of technology owned by other
parties. We cannot be certain that the necessary licenses will be available or
that they can be obtained on commercially reasonable terms. If we were to fail
to obtain such royalty or licensing agreements in a timely manner and on
reasonable terms, our business, results of operations and financial condition
could be materially adversely affected. Ongoing lawsuits, such as the action
brought by Broadcom Corporation (Broadcom), present inherent risks, any of
which could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial
condition, or results of operations. Such potential risks include continuing
expenses of litigation, risk of loss of patent rights and/or monetary damages,
risk of injunction against the sale of products incorporating the technology
in question, counterclaims, attorneys' fees, incremental costs associated with
product or component redesigns, and diversion of management's attention from
other business matters. With respect to the continuing Broadcom litigation,
such potential risks also include the adequacy of any sunset period to make
design changes, the ability to implement any design changes, the availability
of customer resources to complete any re-qualification or re-testing that may
be needed, the ability to maintain favorable working relationships with Emulex
suppliers of serializer/deserializer (SerDes) modules, and the ability to
obtain a settlement which does not put us at a competitive disadvantage. In
addition, the fact that the economy generally, and the technology and storage
market segments specifically, have been in a state of uncertainty makes it
difficult to determine if past experience is a good guide to the future and
makes it impossible to determine if markets will grow or shrink in the short
term. The current weakness in domestic and worldwide macro-economic conditions
and related disruptions in world credit and equity markets that are creating
economic uncertainty for our customers, as well as the storage and converged
networking market as a whole, has and could continue to adversely affect our
revenues and results of operations. As a result of these uncertainties, we are
unable to predict our future results with any accuracy. Other factors
affecting these forward-looking statements include but are not limited to the
following: faster than anticipated declines in the storage networking market,
slower than expected growth of the converged networking market or the failure
of our Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) customers to successfully
incorporate our products into their systems; our dependence on a limited
number of customers and the effects of the loss of, decrease in or delays of
orders by any such customers, or the failure of such customers to make timely
payments; the emergence of new or stronger competitors as a result of
consolidation movements in the market; the timing and market acceptance of our
products or our OEM customers' new or enhanced products; costs associated with
entry into new areas of the server and storage technology markets; the
variability in the level of our backlog and the variable and seasonal
procurement patterns of our customers; any inadequacy of our intellectual
property protection and the costs of actual or potential third-party claims of
infringement and any related indemnity obligations or adverse judgments; the
effect of any actual or potential unsolicited offers to acquire us; impairment
charges, including but not limited to goodwill and intangible assets; changes
in tax rates or legislation; the effects of acquisitions; the effects of
terrorist activities, natural disasters, and any resulting disruption in our
supply chain or customer purchasing patterns or any other resulting economic
or political instability; the highly competitive nature of the markets for our
products as well as pricing pressures that may result from such competitive
conditions; the effects of changes in our business model to separately charge
for software; the effect of rapid migration of customers towards newer, lower
cost product platforms; possible transitions from board or box level to
application specific integrated circuit (ASIC) solutions for selected
applications; a shift in unit product mix from higher-end to lower-end or
mezzanine card products; a faster than anticipated decrease in the average
unit selling prices or an increase in the manufactured cost of our products;
delays in product development; our reliance on third-party suppliers and
subcontractors for components and assembly; our ability to attract and retain
key technical personnel; our ability to benefit from our research and
development activities; our dependence on international sales and
internationally produced products; changes in accounting standards; and any
resulting regulatory changes on our business. These and other factors could
cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking
statements and are discussed in our filings with the Securities and Exchange
Commission, including our recent filings on Forms 10-K and 10-Q, under the
caption "Risk Factors."

Press Contacts:
Katherine Lane
Director, Corporate Communications
+1 714-885-3828
katherine.lane@emulex.com

Jolene Bonina
Senior Manager, Public Relations and Social Media
+1 714-885-3858
jolene.bonina@emulex.com

SOURCE Emulex Corporation

Website: http://www.emulex.com
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