Avira Appoints Travis Witteveen as CEO

  Avira Appoints Travis Witteveen as CEO

             Founder Tjark Auerbach Remains Majority Shareholder

Business Wire

TETTNANG, Germany -- June 12, 2013

Cyber-security expert Avira announced today that Travis Witteveen has been
promoted to CEO of the company, effective July 1, 2013. Witteveen, who has
been with Avira since 2009, was formerly Chief Operating Officer. Company
founder Tjark Auerbach, who started Avira more than 27 years ago in a garage
in Germany, will remain the majority shareholder.

Avira Appoints Travis Witteveen as CEO (Photo: Business Wire)

Avira Appoints Travis Witteveen as CEO (Photo: Business Wire)

Witteveen’s entire career since 1992 has been in the security software
industry. Prior to joining Avira, Witteveen distinguished himself as senior
vice president of sales and global operations at F-Secure (NASDAQ OMX: FSC1V)
and vice president of global sales at AVG Technologies (NYSE: AVG). At both
previous companies, Witteveen was responsible for internationalizing sales and
distribution and driving global sales growth.

Avira has quietly become one of the largest antivirus software companies in
the world with more than 100 million active users and 500 employees worldwide.
Avira was recently ranked #1 in technology innovation according to ABI
Research; recommended by Consumer Reports for its free antivirus software;
cited by OPSWAT as the #1 fastest-growing antivirus vendor in 2012 and the #2
largest vendor worldwide in 2011; and has received a nearly unbroken string of
Virus Bulletin VB100 awards for the last decade.

“Avira is a healthy growing company, firmly established in the security
industry,” said Tjark Auerbach, founder and majority shareholder of Avira.
“With Travis, I have found a successor who shares my same vision for the
company, and has the operational skills and industry connections to take Avira
to the next level. He also possesses similar values as I do, and a relentless
passion to build and do great things.”

“For the last 27 years Tjark Auerbach has built a top notch company with great
employees, achieving a leadership position in the antivirus industry. I am
honored he has chosen me to continue evolving Avira,” said Travis Witteveen.
“We have a solid pipeline of innovative technology and solutions, expanding
our offering beyond just computers and devices. We have a great team with a
strong commitment to the customer. It will be hard work but we are going to
have a lot of fun continuing the growth and success of Avira.

“In the coming months we will strengthen our leadership in the antivirus
industry even more. We will expand our portfolio by providing more security
and safety functionality across all our customers’ internet-connected devices,
as well as the services and activities they engage in. I’m excited.”


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About Avira

Avira wants its customers to ‘live free’ from spyware, phishing, viruses and
other internet-based threats. The company was founded more than 27 years ago
on Tjark Auerbach's promise to "make software that does good things for my
friends and family." More than 100 million consumers and small businesses now
depend upon Avira’s security expertise and award-winning antivirus software,
making the company the number-two market share leader globally. Avira provides
IT-security protection to computers, smartphones, servers and networks,
delivered as both software and cloud-based services.

In addition to protecting the online world, Avira promotes well-being in the
offline world through the Auerbach Foundation, which supports charitable and
social projects. The philosophy of the foundation is to help people to help

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