Emulex Appoints Todd Palmer as Head of Worldwide Sales for Endace Division

  Emulex Appoints Todd Palmer as Head of Worldwide Sales for Endace Division

Experienced Storage and Network Management Sales Executive Joins Emulex to
Drive Endace Go-to-Market Strategy, and Grow Channel and End User Sales

PR Newswire

COSTA MESA, Calif., May 14, 2013

COSTA MESA, Calif., May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Emulex Corporation
(NYSE:ELX), a leader in network connectivity, monitoring and management, today
announced the appointment of Todd Palmer as head of worldwide sales for the
Company's Endace division. Palmer brings more than a decade of experience from
NetApp and Computer Associates (CA) in building and executing multi-channel
go-to-market strategies to grow market share, achieve profit goals and
accelerate growth.

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"Todd Palmer brings a tremendous amount of experience with enterprise systems
and network management sales that will be essential to the growth of the
burgeoning Endace division," said Mike Riley, senior vice president and
general manager, Endace division, Emulex. "Appointing Todd Palmer reinforces
our commitment to building the strength of our channel and end user-focused
go-to-market model for the Endace division of Emulex."

Palmer is responsible for driving worldwide sales of the Endace division and
will have a particular focus on growing channel go-to-market strength, through
channel expansion initiatives and new incentive programs.

"The growth of channel sales for the Endace division is critical to our future
success," said Todd Palmer, head of worldwide sales, Endace division, Emulex.
"I am committed to expanding the end user influence and channel go-to-market
strategy for the Endace division organically, in addition to leveraging
existing relationships that Emulex has as part of its I/O connectivity product

Most recently, Palmer served as the vice president of channel sales at NetApp,
focused on channel enablement and initiatives to drive profitable growth for
NetApp and their partners. Prior to NetApp, Palmer worked at CA as the vice
president of the worldwide channel marketing and partner program and in
various sales managerial roles. Todd Palmer holds a Bachelor of Science degree
in political science and marketing from the University of Arizona.

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About Emulex
Emulex, a leader in network connectivity, monitoring and management, provides
hardware and software solutions for global networks that support enterprise,
cloud, government and telecommunications. Emulex's products enable unrivaled
end-to-end application visibility, optimization and acceleration. The
Company's I/O connectivity offerings, including its line of ultra
high-performance Ethernet and Fibre Channel-based connectivity products, have
been designed into server and storage solutions from leading OEMs, including
Cisco, Dell, EMC, Fujitsu, Hitachi, HP, Huawei, IBM, NetApp and Oracle, and
can be found in the data centers of nearly all of the Fortune 1000. Emulex's
monitoring and management solutions, including its portfolio of network
visibility and recording products, provide organizations with complete network
performance management at speeds up to 100Gb Ethernet. Emulex is headquartered
in Costa Mesa, Calif., and has offices and research facilities in North
America, Asia and Europe. For more information about Emulex (NYSE:ELX) please
visit http://www.Emulex.com.

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We expressly disclaim any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any
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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 we may not realize the anticipated benefits from the
acquisition of Endace on a timely basis or at all, and may be unable to
integrate the technology, operations and personnel of Endace into our existing
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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, loss of patent rights, monetary damages, injunctions
against the sale of products incorporating the technology in question,
counterclaims, attorneys' fees, incremental costs associated with product or
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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. Continued weakness in domestic and worldwide
macro-economic conditions, related disruptions in world credit and equity
markets, and the resulting 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 network, 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; proxy contests or the activities of activist
investors; 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;
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."

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