Riverbed Appoints Satya Nadella to Board of Directors

Riverbed Appoints Satya Nadella to Board of Directors 
President of Microsoft Corporation's Server and Tools Business Brings
Successful Track Record of Building Technology Solutions in the Cloud
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/22/13 --  Riverbed Technology
(NASDAQ: RVBD), the application performance company, today announced
the appointment of Satya Nadella to its board of directors. Mr.
Nadella currently serves as president of Microsoft Corporation's
Server and Tools Business (STB), a $19 billion division that builds
and runs the company's computing platforms, developer tools, and
cloud services. Nadella's guidance on Riverbed's corporate vision and
technology innovations will be extremely valuable as Riverbed
continues on its mission to provide application performance solutions
for a highly virtualized and mobile world.  
"Satya brings tremendous cloud computing and infrastructure
expertise, as well as valuable perspective that comes from more than
20 years of leadership experience at one of the world's most
recognized technology companies," said Jerry M. Kennelly, chairman
and CEO at Riverbed. "Satya's industry insights will be an asset for
our board, and we look forward to collaborating with him as we enter
into the next phase of our growth as a billion-dollar plus company."  
A 21-year veteran of Microsoft, Nadella and the STB team are working
to deliver the "Cloud OS" -- Microsoft's next generation back-end
platform that spans private, public, and service cloud providers and
runs at a global, multi-datacenter scale. Prior to STB, Nadella was
senior vice president of R&D for the Online Services Division, which
includes the Search (Bing), Portal (MSN), and Advertising platforms,
where he was responsible for some of the largest cloud infrastructure
in the world. Prior to the Online Services Division, Nadella led
Microsoft Business Solutions (MBS), which develops and markets the
Microsoft Dynamics line of ERP and CRM products. Before joining
Microsoft, Nadella was a member of the technology staff at Sun
Microsystems, Inc.  
"Riverbed is at the intersection of major industry trends such as
virtualization, cloud, software-defined networking and data centers,
and mobility," said Nadella. "The company started a revolution with
WAN o
ptimization and then followed with strategic acquisitions and
internal development that have made it the leader in delivering
application performance solutions. I look forward to working with a
successful and talented management team and contributing to the
future growth and success of the company." 
Forward Looking Statements
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forward-looking statements, including statements relating to the
expected demand for Riverbed's products and services. These
forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, as well
as assumptions that, 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 that could cause our results to differ materially
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include our ability to react to trends and challenges in our business
and the markets in which we operate; our ability to anticipate market
needs or develop new or enhanced products to meet those needs; the
adoption rate of our products; our ability to establish and maintain
successful relationships with our distribution partners; our ability
to compete in our industry; fluctuations in demand, sales cycles and
prices for our products and services; shortages or price fluctuations
in our supply chain; our ability to protect our intellectual property
rights; general political, economic and market conditions and events;
and other risks and uncertainties described more fully in our
documents filed with or furnished to the Securities and Exchange
Commission. More information about these and other risks that may
impact Riverbed's business are set forth in our Form 10-K filed with
the SEC on February 19, 2013. All forward-looking statements in this
press release are based on information available to us as of the date
hereof, and we assume no obligation to update these forward-looking
statements. Any future product, feature or related specification that
may be referenced in this release are for information purposes only
and are not commitments to deliver any technology or enhancement.
Riverbed reserves the right to modify future product plans at any
time. 
About Riverbed
 Riverbed delivers application performance for the
globally connected enterprise. With Riverbed, enterprises can
successfully and intelligently implement strategic initiatives such
as virtualization, consolidation, cloud computing, and disaster
recovery without fear of compromising performance. By giving
enterprises the platform they need to understand, optimize and
consolidate their IT, Riverbed helps enterprises to build a fast,
fluid and dynamic IT architecture that aligns with the business needs
of the organization. Additional information about Riverbed (NASDAQ:
RVBD) is available at www.riverbed.com. 
Riverbed and any Riverbed product or service name or logo used herein
are trademarks of Riverbed Technology, Inc. All other trademarks used
herein belong to their respective owners. 
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Riverbed Technology
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Riverbed Technology
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