Riverbed Technology Reports New Equity Awards under NASDAQ Marketplace Rule 5635

  Riverbed Technology Reports New Equity Awards under NASDAQ Marketplace Rule

Business Wire

SAN FRANCISCO -- March 1, 2013

Riverbed Technology (NASDAQ: RVBD), the application performance company, today
announced that, in accordance with NASDAQ Marketplace Rule 5635 (c)(4), it has
granted inducement stock options covering an aggregate of 53,000 shares of
common stock and inducement restricted stock unit awards covering an aggregate
of 451,950 shares of common stock to 533 non-officer employees. Certain of the
recipients are former employees of OPNET Technologies, which was acquired by
Riverbed in December 2012. Each option has been classified as a non-qualified
stock option, has an exercise price equal to the fair market value on the
grant date, and has a seven-year term. Each option vests over four years, with
25% vesting on the one-year anniversary of the applicable vesting commencement
date, and then equal monthly amounts vesting over the following three years.
The restricted stock unit vesting is approximately four years, with 25%
vesting after an initial period, and then 12.5% vesting each six-month period

About Riverbed Technology

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.


Riverbed Technology
Renee Lyall, 415-247-6353
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