Riverbed Appoints Kimberly Stevenson to Board of Directors

Riverbed Appoints Kimberly Stevenson to Board of Directors 
Vice President and CIO of Intel Brings Valuable Customer Perspective
on the Changing Role of IT 
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/25/13 --  Riverbed Technology
(NASDAQ: RVBD), the application performance company, today announced
the appointment of Kimberly Stevenson to its board of directors. Ms.
Stevenson currently serves as vice president and Chief Information
Officer (CIO) of Intel Corporation where she is responsible for the
corporate-wide use of Information Technology (IT). Stevenson's unique
ability to align IT with business priorities will offer valuable
first-hand insight to guide Riverbed's corporate vision and
technology innovations for its current and prospective customers.  
"Kim's breadth and depth of IT experience brings the voice of the
customer and significant understanding of the new demands being
placed on CIOs," said Jerry M. Kennelly, chairman and CEO at
Riverbed(R). "IT organizations are looking to re-architect today's
enterprise IT infrastructures in pursuit of cost efficiency,
manageability, and flexibility. As we enter into our 12th year in
business and continue to gain market share with our application
performance solutions, we look forward to the many contributions and
new perspectives that Kim will bring to our team."  
As CIO for Intel, Stevenson oversees an organization of more than
6,000 IT professionals, which delivers leading technology solutions
and services that enable Intel's business strategies for growth and
efficiency. Previously, Stevenson was vice president and general
manager of Intel's Global IT Operations and Services where she led
both the strategic and tactical support of Intel's world-wide
infrastructure components, including data centers, network and
telecommunications, enterprise application support, client computing,
and a 24/7 internal service desk. Prior to joining Intel, Stevenson
spent seven years at the former EDS, now HP Enterprise Services,
holding a variety of positions, including vice president of Worldwide
Communications, Media and Entertainment (CM&E) Industry Practice, and
vice president of Enterprise Service Management. Before joining EDS,
Stevenson spent 18 years at IBM holding several executive positions,
including vice president of Marketing and Operations of the eServer
iSeries division. 
"Riverbed's performance offerings solve many of the challenges
enterprises will face as we move to the next generation of enterprise
IT. The rapid changes we are seeing in application delivery models
and software defined networking represent significant growth
opportunities for the company," said Stevenson. "The combination of a
superior leadership team and Riverbed's technology and value
proposition make this an exciting opportunity for me. I look forward
to working together with the Board and contributing to the future
direction and growth of the company." 
Forward Looking Statements
 This press release contains
forward-looking statements, including statements relating to
Riverbed's market share and 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 from those expressed or implied by such
forward-looking statements 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. 
Kristalle Cooks 
Riverbed Technology 
Renee Lyall
Riverbed Technology
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